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

  • Daniel
    This wonderful book begins by unveiling the Person of Jesus Christ as being Almighty God. He is the God of Israel, and the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and the earth. He is the God of Israel, but Israel did not receive Him (as their Messiah). As many as received Him, he gives them a divine birth. I note this is 'not by bloods' speaking of the blood of offerings, (geneology is seed, i.e the cross
  • Amankwaa Solomon
    The name of God who was in the old testament is Jesus Christ in the new testament just as John is saying . Look at what Paul about Him in 1st Timothy 3:16 God revealed Himself in fresh ... Also , John 1:14 . Jesus is the father ,son and the Holy Ghost . He created the world and human beings .
  • Irene123
    To Jeanette - I saw your 'thank-you' on here; thank-you for your acknowledgment. The Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Holiday season; may He keep you all safe, in JESUS name, AMEN!!
  • Jeannette
    *Thank you Jesus. Please give note to the one who sent this to my email I appreciate that as well. Watch over her kindly. Amen.
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, when John says that Jesus (the Word) is God he is not speaking in vacuum. He knew from reading the Scriptures that the one he baptized was God. Isa. 12:2 reads, "See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation. And guess what! That's what the name Jesus means, "the God who saves" or "God save me."
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, if John says "and the Word (meaning Jesus) was God," then Jesus is God. Let's believe what John tells us and stop trying to come up with some way to say that he is not. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 10 that "we must confess that Jesus is Lord (meaning the Lord or the God) to be saved. Let's sum it up this way: Jesus and God are the same. That is to say, Jesus is God's name.

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