“And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:20 I am not the Christ - For many supposed he was.
Joh 1:20,21 He confessed, etc. Some conjectured that John was the expected Christ; others that he was Elijah who was first to come (Mal 4:5); others that he was "that prophet", the one predicted by Moses (De 18:15); but he declared that he was none of these.