15 (A)John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, (B)‘He who comes after me [a]is preferred before me, (C)for He was before me.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:15 ranks higher than I

20 (A)He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”

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23 He said: (A)“I am

(B)‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’

as the prophet Isaiah said.”

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The Lamb of God(A)

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! (B)The Lamb of God (C)who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who [a]is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, (D)therefore I came baptizing with water.”

32 (E)And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, (F)this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the (G)Son of God.”

The First Disciples

35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, (H)“Behold the Lamb of God!”

37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they (I)followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was (J)Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the [b]Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of [c]Jonah. (K)You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, [d]A Stone).

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:30 ranks higher than I
  2. John 1:41 Lit. Anointed One
  3. John 1:42 NU John
  4. John 1:42 Gr. Petros, usually translated Peter

The Fruitful Grain of Wheat

20 Now there (A)were certain Greeks among those (B)who came up to worship at the feast. 21 Then they came to Philip, (C)who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

22 Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

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