Parallel Bible results for John 1:19-28

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John 1:19-28

NIRV 19 The Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask John who he was. John gave witness to them. NIV 19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. NIRV 20 He did not try to hide the truth. He spoke to them openly. He said, "I am not the Christ." NIV 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. " NIRV 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet we've been expecting?" they asked. "No," he answered. NIV 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No." NIRV 22 They asked one last time, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?" NIV 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 ?" NIRV 23 John replied, using the words of Isaiah the prophet. John said, "I'm the messenger who is calling out in the desert, 'Make the way for the Lord straight.' "(Isaiah 40:3) NIV 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.' " NIRV 24 Some Pharisees who had been sent NIV 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent NIRV 25 asked him, "If you are not the Christ, why are you baptizing people? Why are you doing that if you aren't Elijah or the Prophet we've been expecting?" NIV 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" NIRV 26 "I baptize people with water," John replied. "But One is standing among you whom you do not know. NIV 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. NIRV 27 He is the One who comes after me. I am not good enough to untie his sandals." NIV 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie." NIRV 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan River. That was where John was baptizing. NIV 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.