John 1:19-34 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.

                              The Lamb of God

                              29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

                              References for John 1:29

                                  30 This is the One I told you about: 'After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.'
                                  31 I didn't know Him, but I came baptizing withi water so He might be revealed to Israel."

                                  References for John 1:31

                                      32 And John testified, "I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him.
                                      33 I didn't know Him, but Hej who sent me to baptize withk water told me, 'The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on-He is the One who baptizes withl the Holy Spirit.'

                                      References for John 1:33

                                        • | 1:33 - He refers to God the Father, who gave John a sign to help him identify the Messiah. Vv. 32-34 indicate that John did not know that Jesus was the Messiah until the Spirit descended upon Him at His baptism.
                                        • } 1:33 - Or in
                                        • ~ 1:33 - Or in
                                          34 I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God!"m

                                          References for John 1:34

                                            •  1:34 - Other mss read is the Chosen One of God