John 1:10

“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him.
- Basic English Bible

He was in the world, and the world had [its] being through him, and the world knew him not.
- Darby Bible

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
- Webster's Bible

He was in the world, and the world came into existence through Him, and the world did not recognize Him.
- Weymouth Bible

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn't recognize him.
- World English Bible

He was in the world, and the world was maad bi hym, and the world knew hym not.
- Wycliffe Bible

in the world he was, and the world through him was made, and the world did not know him:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:10


1:10 He was in the world - Even from the creation.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:10


Joh 1:10 He was in the world, etc. This verse declares: (1) That he "was" in the world, (2) the world was made by him, (3) it did not recognize him. The world is humanity in general, which "knew him not".

Discussion for John 1

  • Daniel
    This wonderful book begins by unveiling the Person of Jesus Christ as being Almighty God. He is the God of Israel, and the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and the earth. He is the God of Israel, but Israel did not receive Him (as their Messiah). As many as received Him, he gives them a divine birth. I note this is 'not by bloods' speaking of the blood of offerings, (geneology is seed, i.e the cross
  • Amankwaa Solomon
    The name of God who was in the old testament is Jesus Christ in the new testament just as John is saying . Look at what Paul about Him in 1st Timothy 3:16 God revealed Himself in fresh ... Also , John 1:14 . Jesus is the father ,son and the Holy Ghost . He created the world and human beings .
  • Irene123
    To Jeanette - I saw your 'thank-you' on here; thank-you for your acknowledgment. The Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Holiday season; may He keep you all safe, in JESUS name, AMEN!!
  • Jeannette
    *Thank you Jesus. Please give note to the one who sent this to my email I appreciate that as well. Watch over her kindly. Amen.
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, when John says that Jesus (the Word) is God he is not speaking in vacuum. He knew from reading the Scriptures that the one he baptized was God. Isa. 12:2 reads, "See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation. And guess what! That's what the name Jesus means, "the God who saves" or "God save me."
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, if John says "and the Word (meaning Jesus) was God," then Jesus is God. Let's believe what John tells us and stop trying to come up with some way to say that he is not. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 10 that "we must confess that Jesus is Lord (meaning the Lord or the God) to be saved. Let's sum it up this way: Jesus and God are the same. That is to say, Jesus is God's name.

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