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Ταῦτα ἐν Βηθανίᾳ ἐγένετο πέραν τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, ὅπου ἦν Ἰωάννης βαπτίζων.
RBT Greek Interlinear:
3778  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
Tauta
Ταῦτα
these ones
DPro-NNP
1722  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
en
ἐν
within
Prep
963  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
Bēthania
Βηθανίᾳ
Bethany
N-DFS
1096  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
egeneto
ἐγένετο
has become
V-AIM-3S
4008  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
peran
πέραν
beyond
Prep
3588  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
tou
τοῦ
the
Art-GMS
2446  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
Iordanou
Ἰορδάνου
Jordan
N-GMS
3699  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
hopou
ὅπου
where
Adv
1510  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
ēn
ἦν
was
V-IIA-3S
3588  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
ho

the
Art-NMS
2491  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
Iōannēs
Ἰωάννης
Favored
N-NMS
907  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
baptizōn
βαπτίζων
he who is baptizing
V-PPA-NMS
RBT Translation:
Becoming In the House of Misery, Crossing the Jordan
These ones became in the House of Misery,48 on the other side of the Descent,49 where the Favored was, he who submerges.50
The River Decent (Jordan).
House of Misery vs. House of Wisdom
LITV Translation:
These things took place in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where was baptizing.
ESV Translation:
These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Footnotes

48

Strong’s #G963, Bethania. The name in Hebrew means House of Depression or Misery. We read about Jesus making a fig tree here with no fruit to wither (Matthew 21:18-22). No such place exists or has been found because it is an enigma, a parable. Brown-Driver-Briggs simply write, “It is most probable that Bethany disappeared after the Apostles’ time”.

49

Strong’s #2446 and #3383 Yarden, descent, descender. From the verb yarad (#3381).

50

“was submerging” is incorrect. Submerging here is in the participle form, i.e. a noun-verb, without tense. “Was” is the verb to be in the imperfect indicative active just as in verse 1, “In a head was being the word…”