And John bare record ,.... The same day that he said the above things, and at the same time:
saying, I saw the Spirit ; that is, of God, as is said in Matthew 3:16 and which Nonnus here expresses; and the Ethiopic version reads, "the Holy Ghost",
descending from heaven like a dove ; at the time of his baptism; see Gill on Matthew 3:16 .
And it abode upon him ; for some time; so long as that John had a full sight of it, and so was capable of giving a perfect account of it, and bearing a certain and distinct testimony to it.