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"  Baptismnon-
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 3:11x             
Matt 3:71  x           
Matt. 3:112  xx   xx     
Matt. 3:131  x           
Matt. 3:141  x           
Matt. 3:161  x           
Matt. 11:111x             
Matt. 11:121x             
Matt. 14:21x             
Matt. 14:81x             
Matt. 16:141x             
Matt. 17:131x             
Matt. 21:251 x            
Matt. 28:191             x
Mark 1:42x   xx        
Mark 1:82       xx     
Mark 6:141x             
Mark 6:241x             
Mark 6:251x             
Mark 7:42          xx  
Mark 8:281x             
Mark 10:383         x    
Mark 10:393         x    
Mark 11:301 x            
Mark 16:161  x           
Luke 3:31    xx        
Luke 3:71 x            
Luke 3:121  x           
Luke 3:162       xx     
Luke 3:212  x           
Luke 7:201x             
Luke 7:292 xx           
Luke 7:301  x           
Luke 7:331x             
Luke 9:191x             
Luke 12:501         x    
Luke 20:41 x            
John 1:251  x           
John 1:261        x     
John 1:281  x           
John 1:311        x     
John 1:331       xx     
John 3:231  x           
John 3:261  x           
John 4:11  x           
John 10:401  x           
Acts 1:52       xx     
Acts 1:221 x            
Acts 2:381  x           
Acts 8:131  x           
Acts 8:361  x           
Acts 10:371 xx           
Acts 10:471  x           
Acts 10:481  x           
Acts 11:161 x      x     
Acts 13:241    x         
Acts 18:251 x            
Acts 19:31 xx           
Acts 19:41  x x         
Acts 22:161  x           
Rom. 6:41  x           
1 Cor. 1:171  x           
1 Cor. 15:292  x   x       
Eph. 4:51            x 
Col. 2:121  x           
Heb. 6:21          x   
Heb. 9:101          x   
1 Pet. 3:211  x           
 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.