26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, (A)to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all (B)are coming to Him!”

27 John answered and said, (C)“A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. 28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, (D)‘I am not the Christ,’ but, (E)‘I have been sent before Him.’

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