第二天，若翰見耶穌向他走來，便說：「看，天主 的羔羊，除免世罪者！這位就是我論他曾說過：有一個人在我以後來，成了在我以前的，因他原先我而有。連我也不曾認識他，但為使他顯示於以色列，為此，我來 以水施洗。」若翰又作證說：「我看見聖神彷彿鴿子從天降下，停在他身上。我也不曾認識他。但那派遣我來以水施洗的，給我說：『你看見聖神降下，停在誰身 上，誰就是那要以聖神施洗的人。我看見了，我便作證：他就是天主子。』
(Before Epiphany of the Lord – Tuesday)
A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John 1:29-34
29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, `After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness, “I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, `He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”
—The Gospel of the Lord.