Baptism Grid

by Matt Slick

This is a grid of all of the New Testament occurences of the Greek root word βαπτ, bapt, which is the root of such words as baptize, baptized, baptism, etc.  When you hover over a verse on the left, the Bible text that pops up is from the New American Standard Bible.

In Greek nouns decline; that is, they change form.  We really don't have an equivalent in English except for such words as actor, actors, actress, actresses.  The "act" is the root and the noun "declines."  It changes form depending on usage.  This is the same for Greek, except that every noun does this for masculine, feminine, neuter, singular, plural, nominative case (subject), genitive case (possession), dative case (indirect object), and accusative case (direct object).  Therefore, we can have Greek words such as baptisthato, baptisai, baptisma, baptismois, etc.

Many people assume that baptism always means immerse.  It does not.  Take a look at these verses where bapt is translated differently:  Mark 7:4 (cleans and washing); Mark 10:38 (baptism of tribulation); Luke 12:50 (baptism of tribulation); Heb. 6:2 (washings); Heb. 9:10 (washings).

VERSES # of
Times
Bapt.
occurs
in
verse
Name of
John the
Baptist
Bapt.
of John
Act
of

Bapt.
"Bapt"  Baptism "Bapt"  Baptism non-
descript
Bapt.
Formula
for
repen-
tance
of
repen-
tance
for
forgive-

ness
for
the

 dead
with
the
H.S.
with
water
of
tribu-

lation
is
washing
is
cleanse
Matt 3:1 1 x                          
Matt 3:7 1     x                      
Matt. 3:11 2     x x       x x          
Matt. 3:13 1     x                      
Matt. 3:14 1     x                      
Matt. 3:16 1     x                      
Matt. 11:11 1 x                          
Matt. 11:12 1 x                          
Matt. 14:2 1 x                          
Matt. 14:8 1 x                          
Matt. 16:14 1 x                          
Matt. 17:13 1 x                          
Matt. 21:25 1   x                        
Matt. 28:19 1                           x
Mark 1:4 2 x       x x                
Mark 1:8 2               x x          
Mark 6:14 1 x                          
Mark 6:24 1 x                          
Mark 6:25 1 x                          
Mark 7:4 2                     x x    
Mark 8:28 1 x                          
Mark 10:38 3                   x        
Mark 10:39 3                   x        
Mark 11:30 1   x                        
Mark 16:16 1     x                      
Luke 3:3 1         x x                
Luke 3:7 1   x                        
Luke 3:12 1     x                      
Luke 3:16 2               x x          
Luke 3:21 2     x                      
Luke 7:20 1 x                          
Luke 7:29 2   x x                      
Luke 7:30 1     x                      
Luke 7:33 1 x                          
Luke 9:19 1 x                          
Luke 12:50 1                   x        
Luke 20:4 1   x                        
John 1:25 1     x                      
John 1:26 1                 x          
John 1:28 1     x                      
John 1:31 1                 x          
John 1:33 1               x x          
John 3:23 1     x                      
John 3:26 1     x                      
John 4:1 1     x                      
John 10:40 1     x                      
Acts 1:5 2               x x          
Acts 1:22 1   x                        
Acts 2:38 1     x                      
Acts 8:13 1     x                      
Acts 8:36 1     x                      
Acts 10:37 1   x x                      
Acts 10:47 1     x                      
Acts 10:48 1     x                      
Acts 11:16 1   x             x          
Acts 13:24 1         x                  
Acts 18:25 1   x                        
Acts 19:3 1   x x                      
Acts 19:4 1     x   x                  
Acts 22:16 1     x                      
Rom. 6:4 1     x                      
1 Cor. 1:17 1     x                      
1 Cor. 15:29 2     x       x              
Eph. 4:5 1                         x  
Col. 2:12 1     x                      
Heb. 6:2 1                     x      
Heb. 9:10 1                     x      
1 Pet. 3:21 1     x                      

 

 

 

 
 
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