19This is 1the testimony of John, when2the Jewssent to him priests and Levites3from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, "4I am not athe Christ."
They asked him, "Whatthen? Are you 5Elijah?" And he said, "I am not." "Are you 6the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."
22Then they said to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you sayaboutyourself?"
He said, "I am 7A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKESTRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD,' as Isaiah the prophetsaid."
24Now they had beensent from the Pharisees.
They asked him, and said to him, "Whythen are you baptizing, if you are not the bChrist, norElijah, nor8the Prophet?"
26Johnanswered them saying, "9I baptizecin water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
"It is 10He who comesafter me, the 11thong of whosesandal I am not worthy to untie."
28Thesethingstookplace in Bethany12beyond the Jordan, whereJohn was baptizing.
The nextday he sawJesuscoming to him and said, "Behold, 13the Lamb of God who 14takesaway the sin of the world!
30"This is He on behalf of whom I said, '15After me comes a Manwhodhas a higherrank than I, 16for He existedbefore me.'
"I did not recognizeeHim, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I camebaptizingfin water."
32John17testifiedsaying, "18I have seen the Spiritdescending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
"I did not recognizegHim, but He who sent me to baptizehin watersaid to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spiritdescending and remaining upon Him, 19this is the One who baptizesiin the HolySpirit.'
"I myself have seen, and have testified that this is 20the Son of God."
35Again21the nextdayJohn was standingjwith two of his disciples,
and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, 22the Lamb of God!"
The twodisciplesheard him speak, and they followedJesus.
And Jesusturned and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "23Rabbi (whichtranslatedmeansTeacher ), where are You staying?"
He said to them, "Come, and you will see."So they came and sawwhere He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the ktenthhour.
4024One of the two who heardJohn speak and followed Him, was Andrew, SimonPeter'sbrother.
He foundfirst his ownbrotherSimon and said to him, "We have found the 25Messiah " (whichtranslatedmeanslChrist ).
He brought him to Jesus. Jesuslooked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of m26John; you shall be called27Cephas " (which is translatedn28Peter ).
4329The nextday He purposed to go into 30Galilee, and He found31Philip. And Jesussaid to him, "32Follow Me."44Now33Philip was from 34Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
4535Philipfound36Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom37Moses in the Law and also 38the Prophetswrote-Jesus of 39Nazareth, 40the son of Joseph."
46Nathanaelsaid to him, "41Cananygoodthingcome out of Nazareth?" 42Philipsaid to him, "Come and see."
47JesussawNathanaelcoming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an 43Israeliteindeed, in whomthere is nodeceit!"48Nathanaelsaid to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesusanswered and said to him, "Before44Philipcalled you, when you were under the figtree, I saw you."49Nathanaelanswered Him, "45Rabbi, You are 46the Son of God; You are the 47King of Israel."
50Jesusanswered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the figtree, do you believe? You will seegreaterthings than these."51
And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see48the heavensopened and 49the angels of Godascending and descending on 50the Son of Man."