11:5; 20:9, 14). Why did MacOS Classic choose the colon as a path separator? He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire". What does this verse really mean? ; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words, "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning). By comparing Luke with Matthew, we can tell that Luke includes the Sadducees and Pharisees in the crowd John the Baptist was speaking to. Perhaps Luke means to place emphasis on the difference between the water baptism that the Baptist offers and the Messiah’s baptism “with the Holy Ghost and with fire” that not only comes to one who repents but also purges the person’s sins (see 2 Ne. John made a clear distinction between his WET baptism in water, for repentance, and the two DRY baptisms the coming Messiah would introduce. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. At the moment of salvation, a person immediately undergoes a baptism - a DRY, SPIRITUAL Baptism - the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which places them into the Body of Christ. And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites, To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas, Properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with, To immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e., fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism, You (as the objective of a verb or preposition), Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively, To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively), The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom), A strap, i.e., (specially) the tie (of a sandal) or the lash (of a scourge), The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that, Something bound under the feet, i.e., a shoe or sandal, Competent (as if coming in season), i.e., ample (in amount) or fit (in character), The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative, A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit, Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated), And, also, even, so then, too, etc. The expression does not seem to preserve a Christian answer to persons who venerate the Baptist as the Messiah. Those who refused his baptism of REPENTANCE, and would not believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, would one day have to undergo God's terrible baptism of FIRE. More simply any place the Lord is standing is Holy ground. Of course, this is an isolated incident, and I run the danger of looking for evidence to support something that I already assume. [4] Bauckham, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, 124–47, 366–67, 388, 390–93. John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the lace of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people: John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: ἐν Πνεύματι Ἁγίῳ καὶ πυρί, baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire, τίνα με ὑπονοεῖτε εῖναι, that they were desiring to ask him the question.