Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
And they came unto John and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan of whom thou gave witness, behold, the same baptizes, and all men come to him.
John, having first proclaimed before his coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.