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And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent forth priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, "Who are you?"
There was 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 borne testimony, behold, He is immersing, and all are coming to Him."
John having first preached, before His coming, the immersion of repentance to all the people of Israel.