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John 1:19-34 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 This is John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?" 19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
20 John confessed (he didn't deny but confessed), "I'm not the Christ." 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" John said, "I'm not." "Are you the prophet?" John answered, "No." 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
22 They asked, "Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?" 22 Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself ?"
23 John replied, "I am a voice crying out in the wilderness, Make the Lord's path straight, just as the prophet Isaiah said." 23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' "
24 Those sent by the Pharisees 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25 asked, "Why do you baptize if you aren't the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?" 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 John answered, "I baptize with water. Someone greater stands among you, whom you don't recognize. 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
27 He comes after me, but I'm not worthy to untie his sandal straps." 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28 This encounter took place across the Jordan in Bethany where John was baptizing. 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
30 This is the one about whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is really greater than me because he existed before me.' 30 This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'
31 Even I didn't recognize him, but I came baptizing with water so that he might be made known to Israel." 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel."
32 John testified, "I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and it rested on him. 32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
33 Even I didn't recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit coming down and resting is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 33 I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
34 I have seen and testified that this one is God's Son." 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."