Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.
The baptism of John, from where was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did you not then believe him?
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zachariah in the wilderness.
When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.