A A A A A
Bible Book List

John 1:19-28Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

John the Baptist’s Testimony

19 This is John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?”

20 He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: “I am not the Messiah.”

21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”

“I am not,” he said.

“Are you the Prophet?”[a]

“No,” he answered.

22 “Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?”

23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord[b]—just as Isaiah the prophet said.”

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 So they asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you aren’t the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?”

26 “I baptize with[c] water,” John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know Him. 27 He is the One coming after me,[d] whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.”

28 All this happened in Bethany[e] across the Jordan,[f] where John was baptizing.

Footnotes:

  1. John 1:21 Probably the Prophet in Dt 18:15
  2. John 1:23 Is 40:3
  3. John 1:26 Or in
  4. John 1:27 Other mss add who came before me
  5. John 1:28 Other mss read in Bethabara
  6. John 1:28 Another Bethany, near Jerusalem, was the home of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary; Jn 11:1.

Bible Gateway Recommends

HCSB Essential Teen Study Bible, Gray Cork LeatherTouch
HCSB Essential Teen Study Bible, Gray Cork LeatherTouch
Retail: $36.99
Our Price: $15.99Save: $21.00 (57%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
HCSB Study Bible, Large Print, Mahogany LeatherTouch
HCSB Study Bible, Large Print, Mahogany LeatherTouch
Retail: $89.99
Our Price: $22.49Save: $67.50 (75%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
  Back

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes