19Andthisis the record of John,when the JewssentpriestsandLevitesfromJerusalemtoaskhim,Whoartthou?20And he confessed , anddeniednot;butconfessed , Iamnot the Christ.21And they askedhim,Whatthen?ArtthouElias?And he saith , I amnot.Artthou that prophet?And he answered , No.22Then said they unto him,Who art thou ? that we may give an answer to them that sentus.What sayest thouofthyself?23
He said , I am the voice of one cryingin the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord,assaid the prophetEsaias.24And they which were sentwereof the Pharisees.25And they askedhim,andsaid unto him,Why baptizest thouthen,ifthoubenot that Christ,norElias,neither that prophet?26Johnansweredthem,saying , Ibaptizewithwater:but there standeth oneamongyou,whomyeknownot;27He it is , whocomingafterme is preferredbeforeme,whoseshoe'slatchetIamnotworthytounloose .
These things were doneinBethabarabeyondJordan,whereJohnwasbaptizing .
The next dayJohnseethJesuscominguntohim,andsaith , Behold the Lamb of God,which taketh awaya the sin of the world.30This is heofwhomIsaid , Aftermecometh a manwhich is preferredbeforeme:for he wasbeforeme.31
And Iknewhimnot:butthat he should be made manifest to Israel,thereforeamIcomebaptizingwithwater.32AndJohn bare record , saying , I saw the Spiritdescendingfromheavenlike a dove,and it abodeuponhim.33
And Iknewhimnot:but he that sentme to baptizewithwater, the samesaid unto me,Uponwhomthou shalt see the Spiritdescending , andremainingonhim, the sameis he which baptizethwith the HolyGhost.34
And Isaw , and bare recordthatthisis the Son of God.