When he had removed him, he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, "I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.'
Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised;
before his coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
And as John was finishing his work, he said, "What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet.'
"My brothers, you descendants of Abraham's family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.