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 on behalf of whom I said, ‘(C)After me comes a Man who [a]has a higher rank than I, (D)for He existed before me.’ 31 I did not recognize [b]Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing [c]in water.” 32 John (E)testified saying, “(F)I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. 33 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 I myself have seen, and have testified that this is (H)the Son of God.”

Jesus’ Public Ministry, First Converts

35 Again (I)the next day John was standing [g]with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, (J)the Lamb of God!”

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:30 Lit has become 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 1:35 Lit and