50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!

Other Translations of Luke 12:50

King James Version

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened straitened: or, pained till it be accomplished!

English Standard Version

50  I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished!

The Message

50 I've come to change everything, turn everything rightside up - how I long for it to be finished!

New King James Version

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!

New Living Translation

50 I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 12:50

Commentary on Luke 12:41-53

(Read Luke 12:41-53)

All are to take to themselves what Christ says in his word, and to inquire concerning it. No one is left so ignorant as not to know many things to be wrong which he does, and many things to be right which he neglects; therefore all are without excuse in their sin. The bringing in the gospel dispensation would occasion desolations. Not that this would be the tendency of Christ's religion, which is pure, peaceable, and loving; but the effect of its being contrary to men's pride and lusts. There was to be a wide publication of the gospel. But before that took place, Christ had a baptism to be baptized with, far different from that of water and the Holy Spirit. He must endure sufferings and death. It agreed not with his plan to preach the gospel more widely, till this baptism was completed. We should be zealous in making known the truth, for though divisions will be stirred up, and a man's own household may be his foes, yet sinners will be converted, and God will be glorified.