John 1:19-51 TNIV

John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah

19 Now this was John's1 testimony when the Jewish leaders2 in 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 Messiah."3

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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 wilderness,6 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' "a7

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

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        • d 1:26 - Or "in"; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice)
          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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              John's Testimony About Jesus

              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 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water16 told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'17

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                  34 I have seen and I testify that this is God's Chosen One."c18

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                    • e 1:34 - See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts "is the Son of God".

                      John's Disciples Follow Jesus

                      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
                          37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
                          38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi"21 (which means "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"

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                              39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
                              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" (that is, the Christ).22

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                              42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called23 Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peterd ).24

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                                • f 1:42 - "Cephas" (Aramaic) and "Peter" (Greek) both mean "rock".

                                  Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

                                  43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip,25 he said to him, "Follow me."26

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                                  44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.27

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                                  45 Philip found Nathanael28 and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law,29 and about whom the prophets also wrote30--Jesus of Nazareth,31 the son of Joseph."32

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                                  46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?"33 Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip.

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                                  47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here truly is an Israelite34 in whom there is no deceit."35

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                                  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 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi,36 you are the Son of God;37 you are the king of Israel."38

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                                      50 Jesus said, "You believee because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that."

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                                        • g 1:50 - Or "Do you believe . . . ?"
                                          51 He then added, "Very truly I tell you,f youg will see 'heaven open,39 and the angels of God ascending and descending40 on'h the Son of Man."41

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                                            • h 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
                                            • i 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
                                            • j 1:51 - Gen. 28:12