John 1:6 There was a man sent from
God, whose name was John. 7 He came
as a witness to testify to the light, so that
all might believe through him. 8 He
himself was not the light, but he came to
testify to the light.
19 This is the testimony given by John
when the Jews sent priests and Levites
from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are
you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny
it, but confessed, “I am not the
Messiah.” 21 And they asked him,
“What then? Are you Elijah?” He said,
“I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He
answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to
him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you
say about yourself ?” 23 He said,
“I am the voice of one crying out in the
wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of
the Lord,’” as the prophet Isaiah said.
24 Now they had been sent from the
Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “Why
then are you baptising if you are neither
the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the
prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I
baptise with water. Among you stands
one whom you do not know, 27 the one
who is coming after me; I am not worthy
to untie the thong of his sandal.” 28
This took place in Bethany across the
Jordan where John was baptising.
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