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In a quarterly publication he (Charles Swindoll) wrote “that “repent” is plural but be baptized is singular so the verse (Acts 2:38) should read “Repent for the forgiveness of your sins, be baptized and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” But no version ever translates it thus and this is not the significance of the plural and singular.

In fact, the singular of “be baptized” enforces the need. Suppose I said to a class “You (pl) study and each of you (sing) pass the test and you (pl) will be promoted.” I am not minimizing passing the test but emphasizing it.