Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
And they came to John and said to him, “
Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him.”
John had proclaimed before His coming a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.