John 1:32
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New International Version
Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.

New Living Translation
Then John testified, "I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him.

English Standard Version
And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

Berean Study Bible
Then John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and resting on Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And John bore witness saying, "I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it remained upon Him.

New American Standard Bible
John testified saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.

King James Bible
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And John testified, "I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him.

International Standard Version
John also testified, "I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

NET Bible
Then John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him.

New Heart English Bible
And John testified, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yohannan testified and said: “I saw The Spirit who was descending from Heaven like a dove and remaining upon him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John said, "I saw the Spirit come down as a dove from heaven and stay on him.

New American Standard 1977
And John bore witness saying, “I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And John gave testimony, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

King James 2000 Bible
And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

American King James Version
And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it stayed on him.

American Standard Version
And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven, and he remained upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.

English Revised Version
And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And John bore testimony, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

Weymouth New Testament
John also gave testimony by stating: "I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove out of Heaven; and it remained upon Him.

World English Bible
John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.

Young's Literal Translation
And John testified, saying -- 'I have seen the Spirit coming down, as a dove, out of heaven, and it remained on him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:29-36 John saw Jesus coming to him, and pointed him out as the Lamb of God. The paschal lamb, in the shedding and sprinkling of its blood, the roasting and eating of its flesh, and all the other circumstances of the ordinance, represented the salvation of sinners by faith in Christ. And the lambs sacrificed every morning and evening, can only refer to Christ slain as a sacrifice to redeem us to God by his blood. John came as a preacher of repentance, yet he told his followers that they were to look for the pardon of their sins to Jesus only, and to his death. It agrees with God's glory to pardon all who depend on the atoning sacrifice of Christ. He takes away the sin of the world; purchases pardon for all that repent and believe the gospel. This encourages our faith; if Christ takes away the sin of the world, then why not my sin? He bore sin for us, and so bears it from us. God could have taken away sin, by taking away the sinner, as he took away the sin of the old world; but here is a way of doing away sin, yet sparing the sinner, by making his Son sin, that is, a sin-offering, for us. See Jesus taking away sin, and let that cause hatred of sin, and resolutions against it. Let us not hold that fast, which the Lamb of God came to take away. To confirm his testimony concerning Christ, John declares the appearance at his baptism, in which God himself bore witness to him. He saw and bare record that he is the Son of God. This is the end and object of John's testimony, that Jesus was the promised Messiah. John took every opportunity that offered to lead people to Christ.
Study Bible
Jesus the Lamb of God
31I myself did not know Him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that He might be revealed to Israel.” 32Then John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and resting on Him. 33I myself did not know Him, but the One who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’…
Cross References
Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him.

Mark 1:10
As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens breaking open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.

Luke 3:22
and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."

John 1:7
He came as a witness to testify about the Light, so that through him everyone might believe.

John 1:31
I myself did not know Him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that He might be revealed to Israel."
Treasury of Scripture

And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it stayed on him.

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Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: …

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Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, …

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