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John 3:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and [people] were coming and were being baptized—
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And John also was baptizing in Enon, near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to [him] and were baptised:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And John also was immersing in Aenon, near to him, because, many waters, were there; and they were coming, and being immersed;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and John was also baptizing in Aenon, nigh to Salem, because there were many waters there, and they were coming and were being baptized—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And John also was baptizing in Ennon near Salim: because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Iohn also was baptizing in Aenon, neere to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But Juchanon also was baptizing in Ein-yon, near Sholim, because the waters were there many; and they came and were baptized;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And John also was baptizing in 'non, which is near to Salim, because there were many waters there: and the people came, and were baptized.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
John 2491
{2491} Prime
Ἰωάννης
Ioannes
{ee-o-an'-nace}
Of Hebrew origin [H3110]; Joannes (that is, Jochanan), the name of four Israelites.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
baptizing 907
{0907} Prime
βαπτίζω
baptizo
{bap-tid'-zo}
From a derivative of G0911; to make whelmed (that is, fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
Aenon 137
{0137} Prime
Αἰνών
Ainon
{ahee-nohn'}
Of Hebrew origin (a derivative of [H5869], place of springs); AEnon, a place in Palestine.
near y1451
[1451] Standard
ἐγγύς
eggus
{eng-goos'}
From a primary verb ἄγχω [[agcho]] (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of G0043); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time).
to x1451
(1451) Complement
ἐγγύς
eggus
{eng-goos'}
From a primary verb ἄγχω [[agcho]] (to squeeze or throttle; akin to the base of G0043); near (literally or figuratively, of place or time).
Salim, 4530
{4530} Prime
Σαλείμ
Saleim
{sal-ime'}
Probably from the same as G4531; Salim, a place in Palestine.
because 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
there was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
much 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
water 5204
{5204} Prime
ὕδωρ
hudor
{hoo'-dore}
From the base of G5205; water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively.
there: 1563
{1563} Prime
ἐκεῖ
ekei
{ek-i'}
Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension thither.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they came, 3854
{3854} Prime
παραγίνομαι
paraginomai
{par-ag-in'-om-ahee}
From G3844 and G1096; to become near, that is, approach (have arrived); by implication to appear publicly.
z5708
<5708> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
were baptized. 907
{0907} Prime
βαπτίζω
baptizo
{bap-tid'-zo}
From a derivative of G0911; to make whelmed (that is, fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism.
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 3:22-24.


John 3:23

_ _ Aenon ... Salim — on the west of Jordan. (Compare John 3:26 with John 1:28).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 3:22-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 3:23

John also was baptizing — He did not repel them that offered, but he more willingly referred them to Jesus.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
near:

Genesis 33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
, Shalem,
1 Samuel 9:4 And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found [them] not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and [there they were] not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found [them] not.
, Shalim

much:

Jeremiah 51:13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, [and] the measure of thy covetousness.
Ezekiel 19:10 Thy mother [is] like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
Ezekiel 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice [was] like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
Revelation 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Revelation 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

and they:

Matthew 3:5-6 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, ... And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
Mark 1:4-5 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. ... And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
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Gn 33:18. 1S 9:4. Jr 51:13. Ezk 19:10; 43:2. Mt 3:5. Mk 1:4. Lk 3:7. Rv 1:15; 14:2; 19:6.

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