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Want to know what the Bible says about christening? Here are 183 Bible verses about christening from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Acts 2:38 NIV
Peter replied, “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.
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1 Peter 3:21 NIV
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
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Acts 22:16 NIV
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
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Mark 16:16 NIV
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
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1 Corinthians 12:13 NIV
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free —and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
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Galatians 3:27 NIV
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
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Ephesians 4:5 NIV
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
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Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
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Matthew 28:19 NIV
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
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John 3:5 NIV
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
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Acts 2:41 NIV
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
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Matthew 3:11 NIV
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
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Colossians 2:12 NIV
having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
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Romans 6:3 NIV
Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
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Romans 6:4 NIV
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
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Luke 3:21-22 NIV
21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
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Mark 1:4 NIV
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
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Acts 10:47 NIV
“Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”
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Romans 6:3-4 NIV
3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
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Acts 19:4 NIV
Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
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