John 1:16

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And of his fulnesse haue all wee receiued, and grace for grace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace.
- Basic English Bible

for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.
- Darby Bible

And of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.
- Webster's Bible

For He it is from whose fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
- Weymouth Bible

From his fullness we all received grace upon grace.
- World English Bible

and of the plente of hym we alle han takun, and grace for grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

and out of his fulness did we all receive, and grace over-against grace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:16

1:16 And - Here the apostle confirms the Baptist's words: as if he had said, He is indeed preferred before thee: so we have experienced: We all - That believe: have received - All that we enjoy out of his fulness: and in the particular, grace upon grace - One blessing upon another, immeasurable grace and love.

People's Bible Notes for John 1:16

Joh 1:16 Of his fulness. Of grace and truth. See Joh 1:14. His grace and truth hath blessed "us" (the saints) all. Grace for grace. Grace (favor) has been added to grace; one blessing piled upon another.

Discussion for John 1

  • Vj
    John was hungering for more closeness to God. He was watching for and expecting Jesus .He had listened and learned from teachings from Gods Word and believed It would come to pass just like it was foretold by the true prophets .
  • Cynthia Scott
    John was faithful unto God. He could have grown weary while waiting on Jesus to come; however he never gave up. He continued to pave the way for Jesus. We as Christians today should do the same. We are so quick to give up when we don't get a quick answer to our prayers. Praise God for forgiveness and his Love!
  • Alicia brown
    If I wasn't here right today I wouldn't be with my heavenly father
  • Roslyn robinson
    He was a man of great faith and wisdom
  • Eve56
    John was following God commandments He was truly one of God's son's. So for that reason why some people believe in God.
  • Tracy
    I like John 1 confirms the prophecy of Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Then here comes Simon who Jesus calls "Stone". Then Nathaniel Jesus says He saw him under the fig tree. My words may not be articulate but i truly believe we have been called specifically out of darkness into Light with the Father.

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