The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
John Wesley, preaching to an audience of scholars and noblemen, used the "generation of vipers" text, and flung denunciation right and left. "That sermon should have been preached at Newgate," said a displeased courtier. "No," said the fearless apostle, my text there would have been, "Behold the Lamb of God," etc.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)A young telegraph operator was anxious about his soul. After a sleepless night he went to his duties; while restless and absorbed in the thought of being a sinner he heard the click of his instrument, and with great astonishment and emotion spelt out this message: — "From H—, Windermere, to J— B—, Warkworth. 'Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world'; in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." This was sent as an answer to a letter from a young man who also was seeking peace. It acted as a double blessing, showing to both operator and receiver the way of salvation.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.