New Living Translation
I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel."
King James Bible
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Darby Bible Translation
and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.
World English Bible
I didn't know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:31 I knew him not - Till he came to be baptized. How surprising is this; considering how nearly they were related, and how remarkable the conception and birth of both had been. But there was a peculiar providence visible in our Saviour's living, from his infancy to his baptism, at Nazareth: John all the time living the life of a hermit in the deserts of Judea, Luke 1:80, ninety or more miles from Nazareth: hereby that acquaintance was prevented which might have made John's testimony of Christ suspected.
LibraryNovember 21 Evening
His dear Son.--COL. 1:13. Lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.--Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.--The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. …
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Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.
He is the one I was talking about when I said, 'A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.'
Then John testified, "I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him.
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