John 1:31
Good News Translation
I did not know who he would be, but I came baptizing with water in order to make him known to the people of Israel."

Contemporary English Version
I didn't know who he was. But I came to baptize you with water, so that everyone in Israel would see him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

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And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

I knew.

John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me: He upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, he it is that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:80 And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit: and was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation to Israel.

Luke 2:39-42 And after they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city Nazareth. . . .

but.

John 1:7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.

Isaiah 40:3-5 The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God. . . .

Malachi 3:1 Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare the way before my face. And presently the Lord, whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Behold, he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 4:2-5 But unto you that fear my name, the Sun of justice shall arise, and health in his wings: and you shall go forth, and shall leap like calves of the herd. . . .

Luke 1:17,76-79 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people. . . .

therefore.

Matthew 3:6 And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mark 1:3-5 A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make straight his paths. . . .

Luke 3:3,4 And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins. . . .

Acts 19:4 Then Paul said: John baptized the people with the baptism of penance saying: That they should believe in him, who was to come after him, that is to say, in Jesus.

Context
Jesus the Lamb of God
30This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me. 31And I knew him not: but that he may be made manifest in Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:13
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him.

John 1:30
This is he of whom I said: After me there cometh a man, who is preferred before me: because he was before me.

John 1:32
And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him.

Additional Translations
I myself did not know Him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that He might be revealed to Israel.”

And I did not know Him. But so that He might be revealed to Israel, because of this, I came baptizing with water."

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

And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in water.

and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.

And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing with water.

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

I did not yet know Him; but that He may be openly shown to Israel is the reason why I have come baptizing in water."

I didn't know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."

and I knew him not, but, that he might be manifested to Israel, because of this I came with the water baptizing.
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