Commentary on John’s Gospel
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The Gospel of John
Larger Context: Jesus’ Self-Disclosure in Word and Deed (1:19-10:42)
The Witness of the Forerunner (1:19-34)
The Witness of the First Disciples (1:35-51)
A. The Witness of the Forerunner (1:19-34) – To Top
V. 19-20 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
Here we receive some of the “testimony” or “witness” of John.
John the baptist must have caused quite a stir that a delegation of men would be sent by the religious leaders to see what he was all about. Since some people were thinking that perhaps he was the Christ, John vehemently denied any suggestion that he was the Messiah. “I’m not even worthy to loose His sandals,” was His response to such a thought.