11 (A)I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. (B)He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit [a]and fire.

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  1. Matthew 3:11 M omits and fire

(A)John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance [a]for the remission of sins.

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  1. Mark 1:4 Or because of forgiveness

And he preached, saying, (A)“There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.

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(A)I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you (B)with the Holy Spirit.”

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16 John answered, saying to all, (A)“I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will (B)baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

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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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  1. John 1:15 ranks higher than I

26 John answered them, saying, (A)“I baptize with water, (B)but there stands One among you whom you do not know.

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27 (A)It is He who, coming after me, [a]is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”

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  1. John 1:27 ranks higher than I

24 (A)after John had first preached, before His coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

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