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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View 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.
View 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.
DON BURLEY's comment on 2012-10-09 12:12:47:
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. I'LL TAKE THE KING JAMES VERSION ANY DAY. PROVERBS 22:28 PSALMS 12:6. PLEASE LOOK UP PSALMS 12:6 AND ASK WHY THE KING JAMES VERSION.
david's comment on 2012-09-29 15:02:13:
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 12:34:05:
a need a tupic for bible study about john 1:12
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