Scriptures on Baptism

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(Genesis 1:2) And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

1:2 Terra autem erat inanis et vacua, et tenebræ erant super faciem abyssi: et Spiritus Dei ferebatur super aquas.

(4 Kings 5:9-14) So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Eliseus: And Eliseus sent a messenger to him, saying: Go, and wash seven times in the Jordan, and thy flesh shall recover health, and thou shalt be clean. Naaman was angry, and went away, saying: I thought he would have come out to me, and standing, would have invoked the name of the Lord his God, and touched with his hand the place of the leprosy, and healed me. Are not the Abana, and the Pharphar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, that I may wash in them, and be made clean? So as he turned, and was going away with indignation, His servants came to him, and said to him: Father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, surely thou shouldst have done it: how much rather what he now hath said to thee: Wash, and thou shalt be clean? Then he went down, and washed in the Jordan seven times, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored, like the flesh of a little child: and he was made clean.

5:9 Venit ergo Naaman cum equis, et curribus, et stetit ad ostium domus Elisei: 5:10 misitque ad eum Eliseus nuncium, dicens: Vade, et lavare septies in Iordane, et recipiet sanitatem caro tua, atque mundaberis. 5:11 Iratus Naaman recedebat, dicens: Putabam quod egrederetur ad me, et stans invocaret nomen Domini Dei sui, et tangeret manu sua locum lepræ, et curaret me. 5:12 Numquid non meliores sunt Abana, et Pharphar fluvii Damasci omnibus aquis Israel, ut laver in eis, et munder? Cum ergo vertisset se, et abiret indignans, 5:13 accesserunt ad eum servi sui, et locuti sunt ei: Pater, et si rem grandem dixisset tibi propheta, certe facere debueras: quanto magis quia nunc dixit tibi: Lavare, et mundaberis? 5:14 Descendit, et lavit in Iordane septies iuxta sermonem viri Dei, et restituta est caro eius, sicut caro pueri parvuli, et mundatus est.

(Matthew 28:18-20) And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

28:18 Et accedens Iesus locutus est eis, dicens: Data est mihi omnis potestas in cælo, et in terra. 28:19 euntes ergo docete omnes gentes: baptizantes eos in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus sancti: 28:20 docentes eos servare omnia quæcumque mandavi vobis: et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus, usque ad consummationem sæculi.

(Mark 16:15-16) And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall he condemned.

16:15 Et dixit eis: Euntes in mundum universum prædicate Evangelium omni creaturæ. 16:16 Qui crediderit, et baptizatus fuerit, salvus erit: qui vero non crediderit, condemnabitur.

(John 3:5) Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

3:5 Respondit Iesus: Amen, amen dico tibi, nisi quis renatus fuerit ex aqua, et Spiritu sancto, non potest introire in regnum Dei.

(John 3:22-23) After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea: and there he abode with them and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Ennon near Salim: because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.

3:22 Post hæc venit Iesus, et discipuli eius in terram Iudæam: et illic demorabatur cum eis, et baptizabat. 3:23 Erat autem et Ioannes baptizans in Ænnon, iuxta Salim: quia aquæ multæ erant illic, et veniebant, et baptizabantur.

(Acts 2:38-39) But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.

2:38 Petrus vero ad illos: Pœnitentiam (inquit) agite, et baptizetur unusquisque vestrum in nomine Iesu Christi in remissionem peccatorum vestrorum: et accipietis donum Spiritus sancti. 2:39 Vobis enim est repromissio, et filiis vestris, et omnibus, qui longe sunt, quoscumque advocaverit Dominus Deus noster.

(1 Corinthians 10:1-4) For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud: and all passed through the sea. And all in Moses were baptized, in the cloud and in the sea: And did all eat the same spiritual food: And all drank the same spiritual drink: (And they drank of the spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.)

10:1 Nolo enim vos ignorare fratres quoniam patres nostri omnes sub nube fuerunt, et omnes mare transierunt, 10:2 et omnes in Moyse baptizati sunt in nube, et in mari: 10:3 et omnes eandem escam spiritalem manducaverunt, 10:4 et omnes eundem potum spiritalem biberunt: (bibebant autem de spiritali, consequente eos, petra: petra autem erat Christus)

(Galatians 3:27) For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ have put on Christ.

3:27 Quicumque enim in Christo baptizati estis, Christum induistis.

(Ephesians 4:5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

4:5 Unus Dominus, una fides, unum baptisma.


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