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John 1:30-40 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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30 He is the one I spoke about when I said, 'A man who comes after me was before me because he existed before I did.' 31 I didn't know who he was. However, I came to baptize with water to show him to the people of Israel." 32 John said, "I saw the Spirit come down as a dove from heaven and stay on him. 33 I didn't know who he was. But God, who sent me to baptize with water, had told me, 'When you see the Spirit come down and stay on someone, you'll know that person is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 I have seen this and have declared that this is the Son of God." 35 The next day John was standing with two of his disciples. 36 John saw Jesus walk by. John said, "Look! This is the Lamb of God." 37 When the two disciples heard John say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned around and saw them following him. He asked them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which means "teacher"), "where are you staying?" 39 Jesus told them, "Come, and you will see." So they went to see where he was staying and spent the rest of that day with him. It was about ten o'clock in the morning. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two disciples who heard John and followed Jesus.
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