John 1: Ver. 30. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Preferred before me, for he was before me.
Much ado the Baptist had to persuade this, the common did so admire him for his strict and holy life; for John did no miracle, #Joh 10:41.
Holiness hath reverence.
Of God himself it is said, “Holy and” therefore “reverend is his name.”