I have seen (ewraka). Present perfect active of oraw. John repeats the statement of verse Luke 32 (teqeamai). Have borne witness (memarturhka). Perfect active indicative of marturew for which verb see Luke 32 . This is the Son of God (o uio tou qeou). The Baptist saw the Spirit come on Jesus at his baptism and undoubtedly heard the Father's voice hail him as "My Beloved Son" ( Mark 1:11 ; Matthew 3:17 ; Luke 3:22 ). Nathanael uses it as a Messianic title ( John 1:49 ) as does Martha ( John 11:27 ). The Synoptics use it also of Christ ( Mark 3:11 ; Matthew 14:33 ; Luke 22:70 ). Caiaphas employs it to Christ as a Messianic title ( Matthew 26:63 ) and Jesus confessed under oath that he was (verse Matthew 26:64 ), thus applying the term to himself as he does in John's Gospel ( Matthew 5:25 ; Matthew 10:36 ; Matthew 11:4 ) and by implication (the Father, the Son) in Matthew 11:27 ( Luke 10:22 ). Hence in the Synoptics also Jesus calls himself the Son of God. The phrase means more than just Messiah and expresses the peculiar relation of the Son to the Father ( John 3:18 ; John 5:25 ; John 17:5 ; John 19:7 ; John 20:31 ) like that of the Logos with God in John 1:1 .