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.
The same came for a testimony, that he might testify concerning the Light, that all might believe through him.
And they came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, He Who was with you beyond the Jordan, to Whom you have borne testimony, behold, He is immersing, and all are coming to Him."
Ye have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
"I, indeed, immerse you in water unto repentance, but He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear, He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and fire;
And he preached, saying, "There cometh after me One Who is mightier than I, the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy, stooping down, to loose.
John answered, saying to them all, "I, indeed, immerse you in water; but He is coming, Who is mightier than I??he latchet of Whose sandals I am not worthy to loose??e will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and in fire;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, before Abraham existed, I am."
And, now, Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine Own Self, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.
Who, existing originally in the form of God, accounted it not a prize to he equal with God.
and He is before all things, and in Him all things have held together.
Jesus Christ is yesterday and today the same??nd forever.
saying, "What you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven assemblies; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
"And to the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write these things," saith the First and the Last, Who became dead, and lived:
the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.'"
Therefore, indeed, exhorting them as to many and various things, he was proclaiming the good news to the people;
This is He of Whom I said, 'After me cometh a Man Who hath become before me, because He was before me.'
John having first preached, before His coming, the immersion of repentance to all the people of Israel.