concerned, Jesus never imparted the Spirit to His
disciples, nor did He even promise it explicitly.
Luke supplements this omission in part by substi-
tuting the Holy Spirit for good things in the saying
from Q which originally ran as follows: If then you,
evil as you are, know to give good gifts to your children,
how much more shall your Father in heaven give good
things to those who ask Him (Matt. vii. ll=Luke xi.
13), and in Marcion's edition of the gospel this was
reiterated in the substitution of may thy Holy Spirit
come upon us and cleanse us for the first or second
petition of the Lord's Prayer. But it is noticeable
that the prediction of John the Baptist that Jesus
was to baptize, not with water but with the Holy
Spirit (see link for Greek phrase, Mark i. 8), is not echoed