After these things Jesus came, and his disciples, into the land of Judaea, and there he dwelled with them, and baptized [and baptized, or christened].
And John was baptizing in Aenon, beside Salim, for many waters were there; and they came, and were baptized.
And John was not yet sent into prison.
Therefore a question was made of John's disciples with the Jews, of the purification [of the purification, or cleansing].
And they came to John, and said to him, Master [Rabbi, or Master], he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witnessing, lo! he baptizeth, and all men come to him.
John answered, and said, A man may not take any thing, but it be given to him from heaven.
Ye yourselves bear witnessing to me, that I said, I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him.
He that hath a wife, is the husband [+He that hath a spousess/a spouse, or a wife, is the spouse, or the husband]; but the friend of the spouse that standeth, and heareth him, joyeth with joy, for the voice of the spouse. Therefore in this thing my joy is fulfilled.
It behooveth him to wax, but me to be made less. [It behooveth him to wax, forsooth me to be diminished, or made less.]
He that came from above, is above all; he that is of the earth, speaketh of the earth; he that cometh from heaven, is above all.
And he witnesseth that thing that he hath seen, and heard [And this thing that he saw and heard, he witnesseth], and no man taketh his witnessing.
But he that taketh his witnessing, hath confirmed that God is soothfast. [Forsooth he that hath taken his witnessing, hath marked that God is soothfast.]
But he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for not to measure God giveth the Spirit.
The Father loveth the Son, and he hath given all things into his hand.
He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life; but he that is unbelieveful to the Son, shall not see everlasting life, but the wrath of God dwelleth on him.