24 Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

26 “I baptize with[a] water,”(A) John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me,(B) the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”(C)

28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan,(D) where John was baptizing.

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  1. John 1:26 Or in; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice)