John 1:20

20 He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.”

John 1:20 In-Context

18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.
19 This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?”
20 He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.”
21 “Well then, who are you?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?” “No,” he replied. “Are you the Prophet we are expecting?” “No.”
22 “Then who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?”
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