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  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  Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
(15) John gathers disciples not to himself, but to Christ.
1:36  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.
1:37[ 17] And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
(17) In this first gathering of the disciples we have shown to us that the beginning of salvation is from God, who calls us unto his Son by the ministry of his servants: whom, as he guides us, we must also hear, and follow him home, so that being instructed by him we may also instruct others.