John 1:21

“And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And hee answered, No.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah? And he *said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the prophet? And his answer was, I am not.
- Basic English Bible

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
- Darby Bible

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? and he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
- Webster's Bible

What then? they inquired; "are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?" "No," he answered.
- Weymouth Bible

They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."
- World English Bible

And thei axiden hym, What thanne? Art thou Elie? And he seide, Y am not. Art thou a profete? And he answeride, Nay.
- Wycliffe Bible

And they questioned him, `What then? Elijah art thou?' and he saith, `I am not.' -- `The prophet art thou?' and he answered, `No.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:21


1:21 Art thou Elijah? - He was not that Elijah (the Tishbite) of whom they spoke. Art thou the prophet - Of whom Moses speaks, #Deut 18:15|.


Discussion for John 1

  • Dianna
    Gen. 1:1- "In the beginning God." Gen. 1:26a- "And God said, Let us make man in our image..." This is the Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" The Bible tells us that in the beginning the Word existed. In ver. 14 it says the Word was made flesh, Jesus came in the form of man, and is the only begotten of the Father. John 3:16
  • Alfred
    Dear friend, the Word is Jesus. Capital 'W'. Because Jesus came down from heaven, to bear witness, and went up again. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.
  • Sharon Budworth
    Great story but who is the word? This has never been authenticated, I cannot comprehend that this is Jesus because he was not born until thousands of years later. It is very confusing.
  • PST ANTSO DESMOND ORTYOM
    John preper a life 4 us and jesus live is light
  • DESMOND ANTSO
    The word of god is god and is life bcus john said b4 any made with word and without ward nothing will made.And god is telling us to keep his word and jesus and holy spirit is teaching us not anything else but the word,so i have life through jesus bcus iam love the word of god.
  • Netlace
    2 Yes Christ was there with the father God and did create everything. Man being made in "our" image. And about the "Cross", this is also a creation of Rome. Search out the greek word for Cross and it clearly says "stake or pole"! Other places it says "tree"!

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