He who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy even
to untie the strap of His sandal.'
These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing people.
The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him, and *said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
This is He in behalf of whom I said, ‘After me is coming a Man who has proved to be my superior, because He existed before me.’
And I did not recognize Him, but so that He would be revealed to Israel, I came baptizing in water.'
And John testified, saying, 'I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
And I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.’
And I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God.'