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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.’ 29 (F)He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but (G)the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. 30 (H)He must increase, but I must decrease.

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John Baptizes Jesus(A)

13 (B)Then Jesus came (C)from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

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John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus(A)

11 Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to (B)teach and to preach in their cities.

(C)And when John had heard (D)in prison about the works of Christ, he [a]sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You (E)the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: (F)The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and (G)the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not (H)offended because of Me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 11:2 NU sent by his

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