John 1:29-51 (New American Standard)

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29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, "Behold, 1the Lamb of God who 2takes away the sin of the world! 30 "This is He on behalf of whom I said, '3After me comes a Man who ahas a higher rank than I, 4for He existed before me.' 31 "I did not recognize bHim, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing cin water." 32 John 5testified saying, "6I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 "I did not recognize dHim, but He who sent me to baptize ein water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, 7this is the One who baptizes fin the Holy Spirit.' 34 "I myself have seen, and have testified that this is 8the Son of God."

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35 Again 9the next day John was standing gwith two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, "Behold, 10the Lamb of God!" 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "11Rabbi (which translated means Teacher ), where are You staying?" 39 He said to them, "Come, and you will see." So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the htenth hour. 40 12One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He found first his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the 13Messiah " (which translated means iChrist ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of j14John; you shall be called 15Cephas " (which is translated k16Peter ). 43 17The next day He purposed to go into 18Galilee, and He found 19Philip. And Jesus said to him, "20Follow Me." 44 Now 21Philip was from 22Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 23Philip found 24Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom 25Moses in the Law and also 26the Prophets wrote -Jesus of 27Nazareth, 28the son of Joseph." 46 Nathanael said to him, "29Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" 30Philip said to him, "Come and see." 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an 31Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!" 48 Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before 32Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." 49 Nathanael answered Him, "33Rabbi, You are 34the Son of God; You are the 35King of Israel." 50 Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these." 51 And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see 36the heavens opened and 37the angels of God ascending and descending on 38the Son of Man."
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