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Lesson 7: John 1:29-34

John 1:29-34
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

Background Information

Since John and Jesus were relatives, we should probably understand John’s words “And I knew him not” to mean that he didn’t know that Jesus was the One he’d been expecting rather than that he didn’t know Jesus at all.

Related Scriptures
Genesis 22:6-8 (This passage and the two following ones give background to the role of “the Lamb of God”.)
Exodus 12:1-14
Leviticus 4:32-35
Matthew 3:13-17
Luke 3:21-22

    1. According to Matthew 3:13-17, what did Jesus ask John to do?
    2. Did John feel himself worthy to do this?
    3. What happened when Jesus came up out of the water?
    4. What did the voice from Heaven say?
    5. In our main text, John calls Jesus two things. What are they? (Hint, both answers end with the words “of God”.
    6. Relating the name “the Lamb of God” to the verses from Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus in the “Related Scriptures” section, what was 
        John saying Jesus would do?

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