Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
He came to give testimony, to testify to the light, so that everyone might come to believe in it through him.
And they went to John and said to him, "Master, the man who was with you across the Jordan, and to whom you yourself gave testimony, is baptizing, and everybody is going to him."
You yourselves sent to John, and he testified to the truth.
I am baptizing you in water in token of your repentance, but he who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not fit to carry his shoes. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.
And this was his message: "After me there is coming one stronger than I am, one whose shoes I am not fit to stoop down and untie.
John said to them all, "I am only baptizing you in water, but someone is coming who is stronger than I am, whose shoes I am not fit to untie. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.
In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine.
Jesus said to them, "I tell you, I existed before Abraham was born!"
Now, Father, do such honor to me in your presence as I had done me there before the world existed.
Though he possessed the nature of God, he did not grasp at equality with God,
He existed before all things and he sustains and embraces them all.
Jesus Christ is the same today that he was yesterday, and he will be so forever.
say, "Write what you see in a roll and send it to the seven churches??o Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: " 'The first and the last, who died and came to life again, speaks thus:
Hark! Someone is shouting in the desert, 'Get the Lord's way ready, Make his paths straight,' "
So with many varied exhortations he would preach the good news to the people,
in preparation for whose coming John had preached to all the people of Israel baptism in token of repentance.