John 1:19-36 NIV

John the Baptist Denies Being the Christ

19 Now this was John's1 testimony when the Jews2 of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

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20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ.a "3

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    • g 1:20 - Or "Messiah." "The Christ" (Greek) and "the Messiah" (Hebrew) both mean "the Anointed One"; also in verse 25.
      21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?"4 He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?"5 He answered, "No."

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      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 the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert,6 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' "b7

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        • h 1:23 - Isaiah 40:3
          24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent
          25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
          26 "I baptize withc water,"8 John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know.

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            • i 1:26 - Or "in"; also in verses 31 and 33
              27 He is the one who comes after me,9 the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."10

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                  28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan,11 where John was baptizing.

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                  Jesus the Lamb of God

                  29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God,12 who takes away the sin of the world!13

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                  30 This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'14

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                    • 46 1:30 - ver 15,27
                      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 gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.15

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                      33 I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water16 told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'17

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                      34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."18

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                          Jesus' First Disciples

                          1:40-42pp -- Mt 4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:2-11

                          35 The next day John19 was there again with two of his disciples.

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                          36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"20

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                            • 52 1:36 - S ver 29