Mark 1:8

8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Mark 1:8 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:8

I indeed have baptized you with water
This was spoken to the baptized persons, partly to take off their dependence upon him and his baptism; and partly to direct their views to Christ, from whom the gifts and graces of the Spirit are alone to be had:

but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost;
(See Gill on Matthew 3:11). One copy adds, "and with fire", as there: a Jewish writer says, the holy blessed God baptizeth with fire, and the wise shall understand F16.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 R. Menachem in Lev. viii. apud Ainsworth on Gen. xvii. 12.

Mark 1:8 In-Context

6 John wore clothes made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
7 He announced, "One stronger than I am is coming after me. I'm not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9 About that time, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River.
10 While he was coming up out of the water, Jesus saw heaven splitting open and the Spirit, like a dove, coming down on him.