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Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
King James Bible
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
American Standard Version
They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
Young's Literal Translation
They said then to him, 'Who art thou, that we may give an answer to those sending us? what dost thou say concerning thyself?'
John 1:22 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That we may give an answer to them that sent us - These Pharisees were probably a deputation from the grand Sanhedrin; the members of which, hearing of the success of the Baptist's preaching, were puzzled to know what to make of him, and seriously desired to hear from himself what he professed to be.
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John 1:21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
John 1:23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.'"