Paul said, “ John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”
“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”
The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; For you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways;
John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John * testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘ He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’”
The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘ I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’
You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘ John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus,