33 I didn’t know Him, but He[a] who sent me to baptize with[b] water told me, ‘The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on—He is the One who baptizes with[c] the Holy Spirit.’
John 1:33He refers to God the Father, who gave John a sign to help him identify the Messiah. Vv. 32-34 indicate that John did not know that Jesus was the Messiah until the Spirit descended upon Him at His baptism.
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