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 as a witness, to represent what he knew of the light, that by his means all might be convinc'd.
who thereupon went to John, and said, master, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore testimony, he himself does now baptize likewise, and the people flock to him.
you yourselves sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth.
I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire:
among other things he said, there comes one after me, who is superiour to me, I am not worthy to stoop down and untie his shoes.
he address'd himself to them all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water; but there is one coming, who is superiour to me, whose shoes I am unworthy to untie: he shall baptize you with the holy spirit, under the appearance of fire.
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
Jesus said to them, verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was I AM.
and now, O father, glorify me in heaven, with the glory which I had before the creation of the world.
who tho' he was the image of God, did not affect to appear with divine majesty, but divested himself thereof,
and by him all things consist.
Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, to-day, and for ever. be not then misled by artful, novel doctrines:
saying, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, what you shall see, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia; to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
And to the angel of the church in Smyrna, write, "THESE things saith the first and last, who was dead, and is alive."
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."
many other things he delivered to the people in his exhortations.
this is he of whom I said, after me cometh a man, who was before me: for he did indeed exist before me.
before his appearance, John had preach'd the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.