Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on John 1:25 in English Standard Version "They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”" Mt 3:6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Mr 1:4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Lu 3:3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Lu 3:7 He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?