19 Now this is gthe testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 hHe confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you ithe Prophet?”
And he answered, “No.”
23 He said: j“I am
k‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’
as the prophet Isaiah said.”
26 John answered them, saying, l“I baptize with water, mbut there stands One among you whom you do not know. 27 nIt is He who, coming after me, 9is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”
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