And I did not know Him and did not recognize Him [myself]; but it is in order that He should be made manifest and be revealed to Israel [be brought out where we can see Him] that I came baptizing in (with) water.
John gave further evidence, saying, I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and it dwelt on Him [never to depart].
And I did not know Him nor recognize Him, but He Who sent me to baptize in (with) water said to me, Upon Him Whom you shall see the Spirit descend and remain, that One is He Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
And I have seen [that happen—I actually did see it] and my testimony is that this is the Son of God!
Yahushua Calls the First Disciples
Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples,
And he looked at Yahushua as He walked along, and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God!
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Him.
But Yahushua turned, and as He saw them following Him, He said to them, What are you looking for? [And what is it you wish?] And they answered Him, Rabbi—which translated is Teacher—where are You staying?
He said to them, Come and see. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they remained with Him that day. It was then about the tenth hour (about four o’clock in the afternoon).
One of the two who heard what John said and followed Yahushua was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
He first sought out and found his own brother Simon and said to him, We have found (discovered) the Messiah!—which translated is the the Anointed One).
Andrew then led (brought) Simon to Yahushua. Yahushua looked at him and said, You are Simon son of John. You shall be called Cephas—which translated is Peter [Stone].
Yahushua Calls Philip and Nathanael
The next day Yahushua desired and decided to go into Galilee; and He found Philip and said to him, Join Me as My attendant and follow Me.
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the same city as Andrew and Peter.
Philip sought and found Nathanael and told him, We have found (discovered) the One Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote about–Yahushua from Nazareth, the [legal] son of Joseph!
Nathanael answered him, [Nazareth!] Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip replied, Come and see!