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24 [a](A)for John had not yet been imprisoned. 25 Now a dispute arose between the disciples of John and a Jew[b] about ceremonial washings. 26 So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.”(B)

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  1. 3:24 A remark probably intended to avoid objections based on a chronology like that of the synoptics (Mt 4:12; Mk 1:14).
  2. 3:25 A Jew: some think Jesus is meant. Many manuscripts read “Jews.”

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