They asked him, and said to him, "Whythen are you baptizing, if you are not the aChrist, norElijah, nor1the Prophet?"
26Johnanswered them saying, "2I baptizebin water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.
"It is 3He who comesafter me, the 4thong of whosesandal I am not worthy to untie."
28Thesethingstookplace in Bethany5beyond the Jordan, whereJohn was baptizing.
The nextday he sawJesuscoming to him and said, "Behold, 6the Lamb of God who 7takesaway the sin of the world!
30"This is He on behalf of whom I said, '8After me comes a Manwhochas a higherrank than I, 9for He existedbefore me.'
"I did not recognizedHim, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I camebaptizingein water."
32John10testifiedsaying, "11I have seen the Spiritdescending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
"I did not recognizefHim, but He who sent me to baptizegin watersaid to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spiritdescending and remaining upon Him, 12this is the One who baptizeshin the HolySpirit.'
"I myself have seen, and have testified that this is 13the Son of God."