Rejected for themselves (hqethsan ei eautou). The first aorist active of aqetew first seen in LXX and Polybius. Occurs in the papyri. These legalistic interpreters of the law refused to admit the need of confession of sin on their part and so set aside the baptism of John. They annulled God's purposes of grace so far as they applied to them. Being not baptized by him (mh baptisqente up autou). First aorist passive participle. Mh is the usual negative of the participle in the Koin.