John 1:20

“And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he confessed, and denied not: but confessed, I am not the Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He said quite openly and straightforwardly, I am not the Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.
- Darby Bible

And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
- Webster's Bible

He avowed--he did not conceal the truth, but avowed, "I am not the Christ."
- Weymouth Bible

He declared, and didn't deny, but he declared, "I am not the Christ."
- World English Bible

He knoulechide, and denyede not, and he knoulechide, For Y am not Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he confessed and did not deny, and confessed -- `I am not the Christ.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:20


1:20 I am not the Christ - For many supposed he was.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:20


Joh 1:20,21 He confessed, etc. Some conjectured that John was the expected Christ; others that he was Elijah who was first to come (Mal 4:5); others that he was "that prophet", the one predicted by Moses (De 18:15); but he declared that he was none of these.

Discussion for John 1

  • ANTHONY PLANGE-ANNAN
    I give thanks and glory to John who humbly give good accounts of the Messiah and not given credit to himself by saying I baptize you with water but he will do with the Holy Spirit.
  • Edna
    I so much like verse 12 "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"
  • Tracey Greene
    I love that part where the word says: and all we have received of His fullness. Christ is full of grace and truth, and having received of His fullness is incredible, His Spirit lives on the inside of us giving us a truly wonderful power to overcome the things of the world. John makes it plain, to the point.
  • Bob G.
    Elijah,

    He already came as their Messiah. They rejected Him. That rejection came to a head with the stoning of Stephen. The second coming will be as King. To rule and reign with Israel on the earth. Today believers are in the Body of Christ which has a heavenly promise. Hope this helps.
  • Elijah
    Would any of you be so kind as to tell my why the second coming of jesus cannot fulfill the jewish definition of a Messiah?
  • Antwi
    King James
    Good news



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