19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,(A) baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,(B) 20 and teaching(C) them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you(D) always, to the very end of the age.”(E)

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The Baptism and Testing of Jesus(A)(B)

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth(C) in Galilee and was baptized by John(D) 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.(E) 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son,(F) whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”(G)

12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days,(H) being tempted[a] by Satan.(I) He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 1:13 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.

23 Now John(A) also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized.

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38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized,(A) every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.(B) And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(C)

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36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”(A) [37] [a] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away,(B) and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:37 Some manuscripts include here Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

By no means! We are those who have died to sin;(A) how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized(B) into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death(C) in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead(D) through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.(E)

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.(F)

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24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh(A) with its passions and desires.(B)

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