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John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

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Bible References


John 1:7
He came to be a witness, so that he might testify concerning that Light, so that all people would believe [in Jesus] through him [i.e., through his testimony. See Acts 19:4].
John 3:26
These disciples went to John and said to him, "Rabbi, look, that man who was with you on the east side of the Jordan River [i.e., Jesus], whom you testified about, is immersing people and everyone is going to him." [Note: Actually, it was Jesus' disciples who did the immersing. See 4:2].
John 5:33
"You people have sent to John [the Immerser, for information. See 1:19] and he has given true testimony [about me].
Matthew 3:11
"I certainly am immersing you in water following [your] repentance, but the One who follows my [ministry], whose sandals I do not deserve to remove [as His slave], will immerse you people with the Holy Spirit and with fire [i.e., the punishment in hell. See verses
Mark 1:7
In his preaching John said, "One who is more powerful than I am will follow my ministry. I am not [even] worthy to stoop down and loosen the straps of His sandals [i.e., to serve as His slave].
Luke 3:16
John answered [their concerns] by saying to all of them, "I am [the one] immersing you in water, but One who is more powerful than I will follow my [ministry]. I am not [even] worthy to loosen the straps of His sandals. He will immerse you people with the Holy Spirit and with fire [i.e., the punishment of hell. See Matt. 3:10-12].

He was

John 1:1
The Word [already] existed in the beginning [of time]. [Note: This is a reference to the preexistence of Jesus. See verse 14]. And the Word was with God and the Word was [what] God [was].
John 8:58
Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I tell you, before Abraham was born, I am." [Note: The words "I am" were probably construed as a reference to being Deity. See Ex. 3:14].
John 17:5
And now, Father, honor me in your presence with the honor I had with you before the world was [created].
Philippians 2:6
He existed in the form of God [i.e., He shared God's very nature], but did not consider [remaining] equal with God something [to continue] to hold onto.
Colossians 1:17
And He existed before all things and all things are held together by Him.
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Revelation 1:11
saying, "Write down in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicia" [Note: These seven congregations were all located in western Asia Minor].
Revelation 2:8
"And write [this] to the angel of the church at Smyrna: These things are the words of the First and the Last [i.e., Jesus], who was dead, but has come [back] to life:

General references

Mark 1:3
from Isa. 40:3], "Look, I am sending my messenger on ahead of you. He will prepare the way for you.
Luke 3:18
So, John preached the good news to the people with many different appeals.
John 1:30
He is the One about whom I said, 'A man will come after me who ranks above me, for He existed before me.'
Acts 13:24
His coming occurred after John [the Immerser] had preached to Israel that those who repented should be immersed [as evidence that they had done so].