30 This is He in behalf of whom I said, ‘(A)After me is coming a Man who has proved to be [a]my superior, (B)because He existed before me.’ 31 And I did not recognize [b]Him, but so that He would be revealed to Israel, I came baptizing [c]in water.”

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  1. John 1:30 Lit before me
  2. John 1:31 I.e., as the Messiah
  3. John 1:31 The Gr here can be translated in, with, or by

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