After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He tarried with them, and baptized.
And John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized,
for John had not yet been cast into prison.
Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
And they came unto John and said unto him, "Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou bearest witness -- behold, the same baptizeth and all men come to Him."
John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from Heaven.
Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, `I am not the Christ,' but that `I am sent before Him.'
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy, therefore, is fulfilled.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
"He that cometh from above is above all; he that is of the earth is earthly and speaketh of the earth. He that cometh from Heaven is above all.
And what He hath seen and heard, to that He testifieth, and no man receiveth His testimony.
He that hath received His testimony hath set his seal to this: that God is true.
For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God, for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him.
The Father loveth the Son and hath given all things into His hand.
He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him."