John 1:19-28 CSB

John the Baptist's Testimony

19 This is John's testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

References for John 1:19

      20 He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: "I am not the Messiah."
      21 "What then?" they asked him. "Are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?"a "No," he answered.

      References for John 1:21

        • s 1:21 - Probably the Prophet in Dt 18:15
          22 "Who are you, then?" they asked. "We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?"
          23 He said, "I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord b-just as Isaiah the prophet said."

          References for John 1:23

            • t 1:23 - Isaiah 40:3
              24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.
              25 So they asked him, "Why then do you baptize if you aren't the Messiah, or Elijah,c or the Prophet?"d

              References for John 1:25

                  26 "I baptize withe water," John answered them. "Someone stands among you, but you don't know [Him].

                  References for John 1:26

                      27 He is the One coming after me,f whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie."

                      References for John 1:27

                        • x 1:27 - Other mss add who came before me
                          28 All this happened in Bethanyg across the Jordan,h where John was baptizing.

                          References for John 1:28

                            • y 1:28 - Other mss read in Bethabara
                            • z 1:28 - Another Bethany, near Jerusalem, was the home of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary; Jn 11:1.