Harmonize John 3:22 and John 4:2: John 3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. It only appears that Jesus actually baptized John 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, The Pharisees seem to rely upon gossip John 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) The ideal that one incorporates an individual verse by pitting it against other verses is gross error unless they allow the full context to reveal the entire concept given. The understanding of John 3:22 is that although Jesus didn't actually baptize anyone as administraitor, he definitely is in charge, especially as he was present, meaning the baptizing was under his direct authority and not that authprity of John the Baptist's. These two verse are in completed harmony with one another. The only way they could be viewed as being in disharmony is on the behalf of some one attempting to bring reproach upon the word of God along with their atrocious error of taking something totally out of context.