29 The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him, and *said, “Behold, (A)the Lamb of God who (B)takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He in behalf of whom I said, ‘(C)After me is coming a Man who has proved to be [a]my superior, (D)because He existed before me.’ 31 And I did not recognize [b]Him, but so that He would be revealed to Israel, I came baptizing [c]in water.” 32 And John (E)testified, saying, “(F)I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 And I did not recognize [d]Him, but He who sent me to baptize [e]in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, (G)this is the One who baptizes [f]in the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I myself have seen, and have testified that this is (H)the [g]Son of God.”

Jesus’ Public Ministry; First Converts

35 Again (I)the next day John was standing [h]with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, (J)the Lamb of God!” 37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What are you seeking?” They said to Him, “(K)Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” 39 He *said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day; it was about the [i]tenth hour. 40 (L)One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first *found his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the (M)Messiah” (which translated means [j]Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of [k](N)John; you shall be called (O)Cephas” (which is translated [l](P)Peter).

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  1. John 1:30 Lit before me
  2. John 1:31 I.e., as the Messiah
  3. John 1:31 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
  4. John 1:33 I.e., as the Messiah
  5. John 1:33 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
  6. John 1:33 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by
  7. John 1:34 One early ms Chosen One of
  8. John 1:35 Lit and
  9. John 1:39 I.e., about 4 p.m.
  10. John 1:41 Gr Anointed One
  11. John 1:42 Gr Joannes
  12. John 1:42 I.e., Rock or Stone in Gr

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