16 Important Bible Scriptures on Baptism

Baptism can happen at any age, to any person who’s ready to fully embrace the teachings of Jesus. And it’s for that very reason that so many baptism Bible verses conjure up feelings of transformation and renewal.

 

Here are the 16 most important Bible scriptures on baptism. These time-honored passages can be read aloud during a baptism ceremony, or inscribed on a keepsake, or written inside a card as a way to commemorate the day.

Acts 2:38

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 22:16

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.

1 Corinthians 15:29

Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Acts 10:37

You yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed.

Acts 10:47

Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?

Ephesians 4:5

One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

Ephesians 5:26

That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

John 10:40

He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained.

Mark 1:4

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 3:16

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.

Romans 6:3

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Titus 3:5

He saved us, not because of works are done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 3:16

John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

Luke 3:3

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

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