But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!
"But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
There is a terrible baptism ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished.
I've come to change everything, turn everything rightside up--how I long for it to be finished!
But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!
I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!
"But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!
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1 sn The figure of the baptism is variously interpreted, as some see a reference (1) to martyrdom or (2) to inundation with God’s judgment. The OT background, however, suggests the latter sense: Jesus is about to be uniquely inundated with God’s judgment as he is rejected, persecuted, and killed (Ps 18:4, 16; 42:7; 69:1-2; Isa 8:7-8; 30:27-28; Jonah 2:3-6).
2 tn Grk “to be baptized with.”