33 I did not recognize [a]Him, but He who sent me to baptize [b]in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes [c]in the Holy Spirit.’34 I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God.”
Jesus’ Public Ministry, First Converts
35 Again the next day John was standing [d]with two of his disciples,36 and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.38 And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”39 He *said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the [e]tenth hour.40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.41 He *found first his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means [f]Christ).42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of [g]John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated [h]Peter).
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