John 1:12

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But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of John 1:12

But as many as receiued him, to them gaue hee power to become the sonnes of God, euen to them that beleeue on his Name:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, {even} to those who believe in His name,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, `even' to them that believe on his name:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
- Basic English Bible

but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;
- Darby Bible

But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
- Webster's Bible

But all who have received Him, to them--that is, to those who trust in His name--He has given the privilege of becoming children of God;
- Weymouth Bible

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:
- World English Bible

But hou many euer resseyueden hym, he yaf to hem power to be maad the sones of God, to hem that bileueden in his name; the whiche not of bloodis,
- Wycliffe Bible

but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name,
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for John 1:12

1:12 But as many as received him - Jews or Gentiles; that believe on his name - That is, on him. The moment they believe, they are sons; and because they are sons, God sendeth forth the Spirit of his Son into their hearts, crying, Abba, Father.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:12

Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. The Revised Version reads, "children of God", which is better. While the nation rejected him, some received him. To such as receive him in every age he gives power to become the children of God. The manner in which he is received is given: [Even] to them that believe on his name. It is not declared that they are made children by believing, but to the believer he gives the "power to 'become'" a child. When one believes in Christ, his faith becomes a power to lead him to yield himself to God and to receive the Word into his heart.


Comments for John 1:12

Nnodim Basil's comment on 2015-04-15 00:19:12:

One amazing thing I 've come to discover about God is that He has a blessing attached to every command or instruction, here or hereafter. It takes the Grace of God to really believe on His 's not about human knowledge and philosophy. May God give us that GRACE to wholly Believe and as well Receive HIM...for RECEIVING starts with BELIEVING.


Funke Aderinola's comment on 2014-07-03 23:53:07:

Jesus has given us the power to become what Heaven has ordained us to be. That means no more limitation. Nothing can limit us as long as we know who we are in Christ. We have being given power. Thank you Jesus.


Ronda's comment on 2014-03-08 06:53:50:

As the word tells us it is only by the Holy Spirit that we are able to profess Christ as Son of God it s not a human confession but only at the point that the power of God reveals this truth and empowers us to receive it in our hearts Then and only then out of the abundance of the heart with the mouth confession take place


Blessed's comment on 2014-03-07 06:41:58:

How would we neglect such a great salvation He gives us power to become his children Believing and receiving on JESUS and his name gives us power To continue in JESUS and JESUS in us is why GOD create us So let us worship and praise GOD in holiness and truth


Portia's comment on 2014-03-07 03:24:39:

IF we beliv w wil be called His sons but only believing is not enough for demons also believe tremble we need more than believing that is to have a Christ like chracter may God help us all to live a holly life Amen


Malatji, Peter Malatji's comment on 2014-01-05 04:51:35:

I heard this Jn 1:12 many times unblessed, but today I got blessed in a special way. Jn 1:12 says since Salvation in us lives Jesus Christ, whom when God want to bless first chech if indeed Jesus Christ in me, should he find Him in you He empowers you to subdue or take full control of all powers on earth, it may be academic power, business, marital, witchcraft, devil whoshiping, setbacks or any other sphere, all are under your control, ever joy is your part in the name of Jesus. Amen.


David's comment on 2013-12-03 15:10:40:

As many has recieved d power in holines & purity of mind. ( the Lord know who are his own, believerS shuld stop pretending.


Precious's comment on 2013-10-13 07:15:08:

only power in the blood of the Lamb can make you a son


John N.'s comment on 2013-10-04 10:53:16:

As many as received Christ, He doesn't make them sons but makes power available to them to become sons that means when we receive Christ we don't become sons immediately but Children it is now left for one to harness the power which is embedded in the Holy Ghost, made available by the reception of Christ, to become sons


Edmund's comment on 2013-09-16 23:51:26:

Only sons of God can enter the Kingdom of God.
Only the Holy Spirit can make you a son of God. Ro.
Only by adoption can you become a son of God. 8:15
Only God's family have His name. Eph. 3:14-15
Only sons of God can see Him face to face. Re 22:4
Only sons of God will not be stung. Rev 9:4
Only sons of God have the seal of God. Rev 9:4
Only sons of God believe in the name "Son of God" John 1:12 and 1 John 5:13
Only sons of God wear the white robe of the martyr.
Only sons of God are under the alter of God. Rev 6:9-11
Only sons of God who suffer with him can be glorified with him. Romans 8:17
Only sons of God know His name. John 17:6 & 26, Rev. 2:17
Only when the son free's are you really free. Jn 8:32
Only the son of God can teach you the truth. Jn 14:26 & 16:13
Only the sons of God can receive the grace of God.
Only the son of God knows this as true.


Josephine's comment on 2013-09-08 16:03:21:

Thanks, to our loving and forgiving God, who has forgiven us of our sins and filled us with the Holy Ghost to guide us into all truths, so we can be called His sons and to have joint heirs with His only belovd Son Jesus Christ.


Damilola's comment on 2013-07-14 16:07:26:

Gracious is you lord. Thank you for your mercy that endure forever.


DON BURLEY's comment on 2012-10-09 11:12:47:



David's comment on 2012-09-29 14:02:13:

By receiving you have now what did not belong to you to be yours. Receiving Christ who is the Son of God in you, also makes you like him and that makes the Father to see his son in you, and this now gives a right to be son through Jesus, the son who is the image of GOD TURNS YOU ALSO TO BE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD AS NOW GOD SEES HIS SON IN YOU.


Benjamin Dumahil's comment on 2010-07-02 11:34:05:

a need a tupic for bible study about john 1:12


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