The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look! There is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
He is the one I was talking about when I said, 'Soon a man is coming who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before I did.'
I didn't know he was the one, but I have been baptizing with water in order to point him out to Israel."
Then John said, "I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him.
I didn't know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, 'When you see the Holy Spirit descending and resting upon someone, he is the one you are looking for. He is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Son of God.a"
The following day, John was again standing with two of his disciples.
As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and then declared, "Look! There is the Lamb of God!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)