Bible passages about baptism | BIBLE PASSAGES of the week

This is not a comprehensive list of all the times baptism is mentioned in the New Testament. Instead, the following passages can be used to show that baptism (immersion in water) is a part of salvation, that immersion is for the remission of sins.

Matthew 28:19-20
"Go ye therefore, and teach 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"

Mark 16:15-16
"Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

John 3:5
blue water lake"Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

Acts 2:37-39, 41
"when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. . . . Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."

Acts 8:35-38
"Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."

Acts 22:16
"And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord."

Romans 6:3-5
"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection"

1 Corinthians 6:11
"ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."

1 Corinthians 12:13
"by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."

Galatians 3:27
"as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ."

Ephesians 5:25-27
"Christ . . . loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."

Colossians 2:10-14
blue water fountain rainbow lake"ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: in whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross"

Titus 3:5
"not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost"

Hebrews 10:22
"let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."

1 Peter 3:20-21
"the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ"

"the second birth, which occurs in baptism, begets sons of God."


  1. Thanks you Mark.
    How are you? This is a nice page.
    What do you think about Ezekiel 36,27, is the word of God in that vers, talking about baptism, too?
    God be with you.

    1. Thank you for your comment and for sharing that verse in Ezekiel. When Ezekiel was prophesying, he and his fellow Israelites were captives in Babylon. In chapter 36, God tells His people that they will return to the land, that He would put His Spirit in them, and that they would obey Him. In the New Testament and today, immersion is a part of our obedience to God, just as the Israelites were to obey. The Spirit we receive at baptism is still at work now, just as in Ezekiel’s day.

      Two verses earlier (36:25), when God says that He will cleanse His people with pure water, it might be a symbolic reference to the ceremonial washings of the Old Testament law (for example, Numbers 8:7). In the New Testament, Hebrews 10:22 uses the same symbolism: “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” Thousands of years after Ezekiel’s time, God is still cleansing and redeeming!


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