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The Baptismal Formula.

Matt. xxviii. 19.


Μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς

Disciple [make disciples of] all the nations, baptizing them

εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ πατρὸς

into the Name of the Father,

καὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ

and of the Son,

καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος,

and of the Holy Ghost;


διδάσκοντες αὐτοὺς τηρεῖν πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην ὑμῖν.

teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.


Note.—For an explanation of the Baptismal Formula, which is the basis of the old Trinitarian creeds, and for the various renderings of εἰς (into, to, in, with reference to), see Schaff and Lange, Com. on Matt. pp. 556–558.


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