28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, (A)‘I am not the Christ, but (B)I have been sent before him.’ 29 (C)The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. (D)The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, (E)rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. 30 (F)He must increase, but I must decrease.”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:30 Some interpreters hold that the quotation continues through verse 36

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