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

 
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19 This is John's testimony when the Jews from 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 He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: "I am not the Messiah." 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21 "What then?" they asked him. "Are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?" "No," he answered. 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
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?" 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 He said, "I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord -just as Isaiah the prophet 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 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25 So they asked him, "Why then do you baptize if you aren't the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?" 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 "I baptize with water," John answered them. "Someone stands among you, but you don't know [Him]. 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
27 He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie." 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28 All this happened in Bethany across the Jordan, 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, "Here is 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 I told you about: 'After me comes a man who has surpassed 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 I didn't know Him, but I came baptizing with water so He might be revealed 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 And John testified, "I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He 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 I didn't know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on-He 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 He is the Son of God!" 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."