This is He about whom I said, `After me is to come One who has been put before me, because He was before me.'
I did not yet know Him; but that He may be openly shown to Israel is the reason why I have come baptizing in water."
John also gave testimony by stating: "I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove out of Heaven; and it remained upon Him.
I did not yet know Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, "`The One on whom you see the Spirit coming down, and remaining, He it is who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
"This I have seen, and I have become a witness that He is the Son of God."
Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,
when he saw Jesus passing by, and said, "Look! that is the Lamb of God!"
The two disciples heard his exclamation, and they followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned round, and seeing them following He asked them, "What is your wish?" "Rabbi," they replied--`Rabbi' means `Teacher' --"where are you staying?"
"Come and you shall see," He said. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they remained and spent that day with Him. It was then about ten o'clock in the morning.
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John's exclamation and followed Jesus.