Mark 1:8

8 I baptize you with[a] water, but he will baptize you with[b] the Holy Spirit.”

Mark 1:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
ESV
8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
NLT
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”
MSG
8 I'm baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism - a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit - will change you from the inside out."
CSB
8 I have baptized 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 clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 44:3; Joel 2:28; John 1:33; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:4; Acts 11:16; Acts 19:4-6

Footnotes 2