21 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests
and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
22 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not
23 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith,
I am not.Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
24 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an
answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
25 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
26 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
27 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou
then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
28 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you
with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not
worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
29 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will
gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire
30 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto
31 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.