11 “As for me, 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; He will baptize you [b]with the Holy Spirit and fire.
13 Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan, coming to John to be baptized by him.14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have the need to be baptized by You, and yet You are coming to me?”15 But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he *allowed Him.16 After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and [a]he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and[b]settling on Him,
25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the [a]Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize [b]in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on urging them, saying, “[a]Be saved from this perverse generation!”41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand [b]souls.
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