The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here
is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
30 This is he
of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me
because he was before me.”
31 I myself did
not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that
he might be revealed to Israel.’
32 And John testified,
‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and
it remained on him.
33 I myself did
not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said
to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is
the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.”
34 And I myself
have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.’
35 The next day
John again was standing with two of his disciples,
36 and as he watched
Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’
37 The two disciples
heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
38 When Jesus
turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are
you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’, ‘where
are you staying?’
39 He said to
them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was
staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four
o’clock in the afternoon.
40 One of the
two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s
41 He first found
his brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’.
42 He brought
Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon
son of John. You are to be called Cephas’.