He came as a witness to testify about the Light, so that through him everyone might believe.
Cross ReferencesMalachi 3:1
"Behold, I will send My messenger, who will prepare the way before Me. Then the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple--the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight--see, He is coming," says the LORD of Hosts.
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God--
John testified concerning Him. He cried out, saying, "This is He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.'"
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"
Then John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and resting on Him.
So John's disciples came to him and said, "Look, Rabbi, the One who was with you beyond the Jordan, the One you testified about--He is baptizing, and everyone is going to Him."
You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
Paul explained: "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the One coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Chapter Outline1. The divinity, humanity, office, and incarnation of Jesus Christ.
15. The testimony of John.
39. The calling of Simon and Andrew, Philip and Nathanael
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John 1:19, 26, 27, 32-34, 36
1 Timothy 2:4
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