|The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!|
|The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.|
In the Old Testament, the Israelites sacrificed lambs at the Passover feast (Ex. 12:21) and as offerings (Lev. 14:10-25).
Jesus Christ is the Lamb that God would give as a sacrifice for the sins not only of Israel, but of the whole world (Is. 52:13-53:12).
In one masterful sentence of introduction, John summarizes the whole redemptive program revealed throughout the Old Testament.