New Living Translation
John told them, "I baptize with water, but right here in the crowd is someone you do not recognize.
King James Bible
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
Darby Bible Translation
John answered them saying, I baptise with water. In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,
World English Bible
John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
Young's Literal Translation
John answered them, saying, 'I baptize with water, but in midst of you he hath stood whom ye have not known, this one it is who is coming after me, who hath been before me,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:26 John answered, I baptize - To prepare for the Messiah; and indeed to show that Jews, as well as Gentiles, must be proselytes to Christ, and that these as well as those stand in need of being washed from their sins.
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His dear Son.--COL. 1:13. Lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.--Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.--The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. …
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And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.
"I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am--so much greater that I'm not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!"
John answered their questions by saying, "I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am--so much greater that I'm not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."
Paul said, "John's baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus."
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