29 On the next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and so he said: "Behold, the Lamb of God. Behold, he who takes away the sin of the world.
30 This is the one about whom I said, 'After me arrives a man, who has been placed ahead of me, because he existed before me.'
31 And I did not know him. Yet it is for this reason that I come baptizing with water: so that he may be made manifest in Israel."
32 And John offered testimony, saying: "For I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove; and he remained upon him.
33 And I did not know him. But he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: 'He over whom you will see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, this is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'
34 And I saw, and I gave testimony: that this one is the Son of God."
1 John 2:29–3:6
29 If you know that he is just, then know, too, that all who do what is just are born of him.
1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we would be called, and would become, the sons of God. Because of this, the world does not know us, for it did not know him.
2 Most beloved, we are now the sons of God. But what we shall be then has not yet appeared. We know that when he does appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3 And everyone who holds this hope in him, keeps himself holy, just as he also is holy.
4 Everyone who commits a sin, also commits iniquity. For sin is iniquity.
5 And you know that he appeared in order that he might take away our sins. For in him there is no sin.
6 Everyone who abides in him does not sin. For whoever sins has not seen him, and has not known him.
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