and the whole of Judaea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him and got baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.
Now as people's expectations were roused and as everybody thought to himself about John, "Can he be the Christ,"
Then Jerusalem and the whole of Judaea and all the Jordan-district went out to him and got baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
He was anxious to kill him but he was afraid of the people, for they held John to be a prophet.
For John showed you the way to be good and you would not believe him; the taxgatherers and harlots believed him, and even though you saw that, you would not change your mind afterwards and believe him.
No, let us say, From men" ??but they were afraid of the multitude, for the people all held John had been really a prophet.
To the crowds who came out to get baptized by him John said, "You brood of vipers, who told you to flee from the coming Wrath?
And if we say, 'From men,' the whole of the people will stone us, for they are convinced John was a prophet."
Next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; he gazed at Jesus as he walked about, and said, "Look, there is the lamb of God!" The two disciples heard what he said and went after Jesus. read more.
Now Jesus turned, and when he observed them coming after him, he asked them, "What do you want?" They replied, "Rabbi" (which may be translated, 'teacher'), "where are you staying?" He said to them, "Come and see." So they went and saw where he stayed, and stayed with him the rest of that day ??it was then about four in the afternoon. One of the two men who heard what John said and went after Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Peter.