This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”
Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ,
The Jews then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?”
So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.”
You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
And while John was completing his course, he kept saying, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, one is coming after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’
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.”
So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.
“Be careful against an infection of leprosy, that you diligently observe and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach you; as I have commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.”
Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”