This is Yochanan's testimony, when the Yehudim sent Kohanim and Levites from Yerushalayim to ask him, "Who are you?"
He confessed, and didn't deny, but he confessed, "I am not the Messiah."
They asked him, "What then? Are you Eliyah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Yesha`yahu the prophet said."
The ones who had been sent were from the Perushim.
They asked him, "Why then do you immerse, if you are not the Messiah, nor Eliyah, nor the Prophet?"
Yochanan answered them, "I immerse in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
He is the one who comes after me, who has come to be before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie."
These things were done in Beit-Anyah beyond the Yarden, where Yochanan was immersing.
On the next day, he saw Yeshua coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'
I didn't know him, but for this reason I came immersing in water: that he would be revealed to Yisra'el."
Yochanan testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.
I didn't recognize him, but he who sent me to immerse in water, he said to me, 'On whoever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who immerses in the Ruach HaKodesh.'
I have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God."
Again, on the next day, Yochanan was standing with two of his talmidim,
and he looked at Yeshua as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
The two talmidim heard him speak, and they followed Yeshua.
Yeshua turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), "where are you staying?"
He said to them, "Come, and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
One of the two who heard Yochanan, and followed him, was Andrai, Shim`on Kefa's brother.
He first found his own brother, Shim`on, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Anointed One).
He brought him to Yeshua. Yeshua looked at him, and said, "You are Shim`on the son of Yonah. You shall be called Kefa" (which is by interpretation, Rock).
On the next day, he was determined to go forth into the Galil, and he found Pilipos. Yeshua said to him, "Follow me."
Now Pilipos was from Beit-Tzaidah, of the city of Andrai and Kefa.
Pilipos found Natan'el, and said to him, "We have found him, of whom Moshe in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Yeshua of Natzeret, the son of Yosef."
Natan'el said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Natzeret?" Pilipos said to him, "Come and see."
Yeshua saw Natan'el coming to him, and said about him, "Behold, an Yisra'elite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"
Natan'el said to him, "How do you know me?" Yeshua answered him, "Before Pilipos called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Natan'el answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Yisra'el!"
Yeshua answered him, "Because I told you, 'I saw you underneath the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these!"
He said to him, "Most assuredly, I tell you, hereafter you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."