1:31 And [q] I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

(q) I never knew him by face before.

1:32 [14] And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

(14) Christ is proved to be the Son of God by the coming down of the Holy Spirit, by the Father’s voice, and by John’s testimony.

1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is [r ]the Son of God.

(r) This word “the” points out to us some excellent thing, and makes a distinction between Christ and others, whom Moses and the prophets commonly call the sons of the most High.

1:35 [15] Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;

(15) John gathers disciples not to himself, but to Christ.

1:36 [16] And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

(16) Christ is set before us to follow, not as a vain shadow, but as our Mediator

GREEK LEXICON

RECORD ==martyréō==mar-too-reh’-o==

have a good report, attested, bear witness, obtained the testimony, witnessed, received a good testimony, misc, witnesses, add…testimony, bear…witness, testified, obtained the witness, good reputation, testifying, given, testify, well spoken, having a reputation, gives, be a witness, testifies, gained approval, give testimony, testimony, bear record, continued to testify, witness, speaking well

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