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John 1:19-51 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 This was the testimony of John when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John whether he claimed to be the Messiah. 19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
20 He flatly denied it. "I am not the Messiah," he said. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. "
21 "Well then, who are you?" they asked. "Are you Elijah?" "No," he replied. "Are you the Prophet?" "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 "Then who are you? Tell us, so we can give an answer to those who sent us. What do you have to 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 in the words of Isaiah: "I am a voice shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare a straight pathway for the Lord's coming!'" 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 Then those who were sent by the Pharisees 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
25 asked him, "If you aren't the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet, what right do you have to baptize?" 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26 John told them, "I baptize with water, but right here in the crowd is someone you do not know, 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.
27 who will soon begin his ministry. I am not even worthy to be his slave." 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."
28 This incident took place at Bethany, a village east of the Jordan River, 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! There 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 He is the one I was talking about when I said, 'Soon a man is coming who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before I did.' 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 he was the one, but I have been baptizing with water in order to point him out 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 Then John said, "I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon 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 he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, 'When you see the Holy Spirit descending and resting upon someone, he is the one you are looking for. 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 saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Son of God." 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."
35 The following day, John was again standing with two of his disciples. 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and then declared, "Look! There is the Lamb of God!" 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"
37 Then John's two disciples turned and followed Jesus. 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Jesus looked around and saw them following. "What do you want?" he asked them. They replied, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?"
39 "Come and see," he said. It was about four o'clock in the afternoon when they went with him to the place, and they stayed there the rest of the day. 39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of these men who had heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus.
41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother, Simon, and tell him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means the Christ). 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ).
42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, "You are Simon, the son of John -- but you will be called Cephas" (which means Peter). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter ).
43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Come, be my disciple." 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me."
44 Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter's hometown. 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.
45 Philip went off to look for Nathanael and told him, "We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth." 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
46 "Nazareth!" exclaimed Nathanael. "Can anything good come from there?" "Just come and see for yourself," Philip said. 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.
47 As they approached, Jesus said, "Here comes an honest man -- a true son of Israel." 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."
48 "How do you know about me?" Nathanael asked.And Jesus replied, "I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you." 48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."
49 Nathanael replied, "Teacher, you are the Son of God -- the King of Israel!" 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."
50 Jesus asked him, "Do you believe all this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this." 50 Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that."
51 Then he said, "The truth is, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down upon the Son of Man." 51 He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."