(A)There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; (B)one Lord, (C)one faith, (D)one baptism;

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There is (A)one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one (B)hope of your calling; (C)one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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There is one body [of believers] and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when called [to salvation]— one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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There is one body(A) and one Spirit,(B) just as you were called to one hope when you were called(C); one Lord,(D) one faith, one baptism;

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There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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11 (A)I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. (B)He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit [a]and fire. 12 (C)His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will (D)burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

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  1. Matthew 3:11 M omits and fire

11 “As for me, (A)I baptize you [a]with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; (B)He will baptize you [b]with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His (C)winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will (D)gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the (E)chaff with (F)unquenchable fire.”

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  1. Matthew 3:11 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
  2. Matthew 3:11 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by

11 “As for me, I baptize you [a]with water because of [your] repentance [that is, because you are willing to change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret your sin and live a changed life], but He (the Messiah) who is coming after me is mightier [more powerful, more noble] than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove [even as His slave]; He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit and [you who remain unrepentant] with [b]fire (judgment).(A) 12 His [c]winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat (believers) into His barn (kingdom), but He will burn up the chaff (the unrepentant) with unquenchable fire.”

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  1. Matthew 3:11 The Greek here can be translated in, with, or by.
  2. Matthew 3:11 Another view of “fire” purports that the text refers to the fiery baptism of the Holy Spirit, not judgment. According to this view the fire indicates that the believer is purified as in the refining of gold. Fire burns up the impurities and the gold (the believer) survives (cf 1 Cor 3:12, 13; James 1:3). The Holy Spirit promised here has been associated with Pentecost, purification, testing, and judgment. Each person who accepts Jesus is filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5-8).
  3. Matthew 3:12 A tool roughly resembling a pitchfork, used to separate grains of wheat from the chaff by throwing the wheat into the air, and allowing the wind to blow away the lighter chaff.

11 “I baptize you with[a] water for repentance.(A) But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with[b] the Holy Spirit(B) and fire.(C) 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”(D)

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  1. Matthew 3:11 Or in
  2. Matthew 3:11 Or in

11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

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Therefore we were (A)buried with Him through baptism into death, that (B)just as Christ was raised from the dead by (C)the glory of the Father, (D)even so we also should walk in newness of life.

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Therefore we have been (A)buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was (B)raised from the dead through the (C)glory of the Father, so we too may walk in (D)newness of life.

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We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways].

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We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death(A) in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead(B) through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.(C)

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Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

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Not Legalism but Christ

11 In Him you were also (A)circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by (B)putting off the body [a]of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 (C)buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through (D)faith in the working of God, (E)who raised Him from the dead.

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  1. Colossians 2:11 NU omits of the sins

11 and in Him (A)you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands, in the removal of (B)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been (C)buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also (D)raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who (E)raised Him from the dead.

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11 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but by the [spiritual] circumcision of Christ in the stripping off of the body of the flesh [the sinful carnal nature], 12 having been buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God, [as displayed] when He raised Christ from the dead.

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11 In him you were also circumcised(A) with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[a](B) was put off when you were circumcised by[b] Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism,(C) in which you were also raised with him(D) through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.(E)

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  1. Colossians 2:11 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 13.
  2. Colossians 2:11 Or put off in the circumcision of

11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

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(A)for John truly baptized with water, (B)but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

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