Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I did not yet know Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, "'The One on whom you see the Spirit coming down, and remaining, He it is who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
You yourselves can bear witness to my having said, 'I am not the Christ,' but 'I am His appointed forerunner.'
About this time John the Baptist made his appearance, preaching in the Desert of Judaea.
This is he of whom it is written, "'See I am sending My messenger before Thy face, and he will make Thy road ready before Thee.'
John's Baptism, whence was it? --had it a heavenly or a human origin?" So they debated the matter among themselves. "If we say 'a heavenly origin,'" they argued, "he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth.
during the High-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, a message from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, in the Desert.
Before the coming of Jesus, John had proclaimed to all the people of Israel a baptism of repentance.