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John Chapter 1 : 21-30 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • The Good News According to John
  • 21 They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."
  • 22 They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
  • 23 He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
  • 24 The ones who had been sent were from the Pharisees.
  • 25 They asked him, "Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"
  • 26 John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
  • 27 He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen."
  • 28 These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
  • 29 The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
  • 30 This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • The Good News According to John
  • 21 “What then?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?” “No,” he said, “I am not.” “Are you ‘the prophet’?” He answered, “No.”
  • 22 “Who then are you?” they continued. “Tell us so that we have an answer to give to those who have sent us. What do you say about yourself?”
  • 23 “I,” he answered, “am – ‘The voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness: make a straight road for the Lord’, as the prophet Isaiah said.”
  • 24 These men had been sent from the Pharisees;
  • 25 and their next question was, “Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ or Elijah or ‘the prophet’?”
  • 26 John’s answer was – “I baptize with water, but among you stands one whom you do not know;
  • 27 he is coming after me, yet I am not worthy even to unfasten his sandal.”
  • 28 This happened at Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
  • 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him, and exclaimed, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
  • 30 I was taking about him when I said ‘After me there is coming a man who ranks ahead of me, because before I was born he already was.’

The book of John has 21 chapters.
John chapter 1 has 51 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.