1Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.2Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God: and it hath not yet appeared what we shall be. We know that when he shall appear we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.3And every one that hath this hope in him sanctifieth himself, as he also is holy.4Whosoever committeth sin committeth also iniquity. And sin is iniquity.5And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: and whosoever sinneth hath not seen him nor known him.
29The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him; and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.30This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me.31And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.32And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.33And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.34And I saw: and I gave testimony that this is the Son of God.