For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.
For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Yahushua Messiah. [Exo_20:1]
No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known]. [Pro_8:30]
The Testimony of John the Baptist
And this is the testimony of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites to him from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
He confessed (admitted the truth) and did not try to conceal it, but acknowledged, I am not the Messiah!
They asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not! Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No! [Deu_18:15, Deu_18:18; Mal_4:5]
Then they said to him, Who are you? Tell us, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?
He said, I am the voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness [the voice of one shouting in the desert], Prepare the way of the Master [level, straighten out, the path of the Master], as the prophet Isaiah said. [Isa_40:3]
The messengers had been sent from the Pharisees.
And they asked him, Why then are you baptizing if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?
John answered them, I [only] baptize in (with) water. Among you there stands One Whom you do not recognize and with Whom you are not acquainted and of Whom you know nothing. [Mal_3:1]
It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.
These things occurred in Bethany (Bethabara) across the Jordan [at the Jordan crossing], where John was then baptizing.
Behold, the Lamb of God
The next day John saw Yahushua coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world! [Exo_12:3; Isa_53:7]
This is He of Whom I said, After me comes a Man Who has priority over me [Who takes rank above me] because He was before me and existed before I did.