And this is the recorde of Iohn: When the Iewes sent Prestes and Levites from Ierusalem to axe him what arte thou?
And he confessed and denyed not and sayde playnly: I am not Christ.
And they axed him: what then? arte thou Helyas? And he sayde: I am not. Arte thou a Prophete? And he answered no.
Then sayd they vnto him: what arte thou that we maye geve an answer to them that sent vs: What sayest thou of thy selfe?
He sayde: I am the voyce of a cryar in the wyldernes make strayght the waye of the Lorde as sayde the Prophete Esaias.
And they which were sent were of the pharises.
And they axed him and sayde vnto him: why baptisest thou then yf thou be not Christ nor Helyas nether a Prophet?
Iohn answered them sayinge: I baptise with water: but one is come amonge you whom ye knowe not
he it is that cometh after me whiche was before me whose sho latchet I am not worthy to vnlose.
These thinges were done in Bethabara beyonde Iordan where Iohn dyd baptyse.
The nexte daye Iohn sawe Iesus commyge vnto him and sayde: beholde the lambe of God which taketh awaye the synne of the worlde.
This is he of whom I sayde. After me cometh a man which was before me for he was yer then I
and I knew him not: but that he shuld be declared to Israell therfore am I come baptisynge with water.
And Iohn bare recorde sayinge: I sawe the sprete descende from heven lyke vnto a dove and abyde apon him
and I knewe him not. But he that sent me to baptise in water the same sayde vnto me: apon whom thou shalt se the sprete descende and tary styll on him the same is he which baptiseth with the holy goost.
And I sawe and bare recorde that this is the sonne of God.