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John 1:24-28 King James Version (KJV)

24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 1:24-28 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

24 The messengers had been sent from the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, Why then are you baptizing if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?

26 John answered them, I [only] baptize [a]in (with) water. Among you there stands One Whom you do not recognize and with Whom you are not acquainted and of Whom you know nothing.

27 It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things occurred in Bethany (Bethabara) across the Jordan [[b]at the Jordan crossing], where John was then baptizing.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:26 The Greek can be translated “with” or “in;” also in verses 31 and 33. The kjv prefers “with,” while the asv prefers “in.”
  2. John 1:28 George M. Lamsa, The New Testament According to the Ancient Text.
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