29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, â€œHere is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, â€˜After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.â€™ 31I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.â€ 32And John testified, â€œI saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, â€˜He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.â€™ 34And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.â€ 35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, â€œLook, here is the Lamb of God!â€
37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, â€œWhat are you looking for?â€ They said to him, â€œRabbiâ€ (which translated means Teacher), â€œwhere are you staying?â€ 39He said to them, â€œCome and see.â€ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four oâ€™clock in the afternoon. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peterâ€™s brother. 41He first found his brother Simon and said to him, â€œWe have found the Messiahâ€ (which is translated Anointed). 42He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, â€œYou are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephasâ€ (which is translated Peter).