And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, "I am not the Christ."
"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.
And, as the people were in expectation, and all were reasoning in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he himself were the Christ,
Ye yourselves bear me testimony, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent before Him.'