19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
20 And he confessed and did not deny, and he confessed, I am not the aChrist.
22 They said then to him, Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?
23 He said, I am a avoice of one crying in the wilderness, "Make straight the way of the Lord!'' as Isaiah the prophet said.
24 And those who had been sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him and said to him, Why then are you baptizing if you are not the Christ nor Elijah nor the Prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I abaptize in water; but among you stands One whom you do not know,
27 He who is coming after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.
28 These things took place in 1Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
30 This is He of whom I said, aA man is coming after me who has become ahead of me, because He was before me.
31 And I did not know Him, but in order that He might be manifested to Israel, for this reason I came baptizing in water.
33 And I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water, He said to me, He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and abiding upon Him, this is He who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.
34 And I have seen and have testified that this is the aSon of God.
35 Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,
36 And looking at Jesus walking, he said, Behold, the aLamb of God!