John 1:11

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee came vnto his owne, and his owne receiued him not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

He came to his own, and his own received him not;
- Darby Bible

He came to his own, and his own received him not.
- Webster's Bible

He came to the things that were His own, and His own people gave Him no welcome.
- Weymouth Bible

He came to his own, and those who were his own didn't receive him.
- World English Bible

He cam in to his owne thingis, and hise resseyueden hym not.
- Wycliffe Bible

to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:11


1:11 He came - In the fulness of time, to his own - Country, city, temple: And his own - People, received him not.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:11


Joh 1:11 He came unto his own , etc. This verse states (1) that he "came", personally, to his own. He took upon himself a fleshly form and came to the race to which he was united by fleshly ties; (2) his own received him not. His own is the Jewish nation, who "received" 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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