John 1:22

“Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said they vnto him, Who art thou, that we may giue an answere to them that sent vs? What sayest thou of thy selfe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then they said to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they said to him, Who are you then? We have to give some answer to those who sent us. What have you to say about yourself?
- Basic English Bible

They said therefore to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- Darby Bible

Then said they to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- Webster's Bible

So they pressed the question. "Who are you?" they said--"that we may take an answer to those who sent us. What account do you give of yourself?"
- Weymouth Bible

They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
- World English Bible

Therfor thei seiden to hym, Who art thou? that we yyue an answere to these that senten vs. What seist thou of thi silf?
- Wycliffe Bible

They said then to him, `Who art thou, that we may give an answer to those sending us? what dost thou say concerning thyself?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:22


Joh 1:22,23 Who art thou? When the priests and Levites insisted that John should declare who he was, he quoted Isaiah, and said he was The voice of one crying in the wilderness. See Isa 40:3. See PNT "Mt 3:3". His work was preparation for the Lord.

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."
  • Ae
    Everything was made by the word including universe, only human beings were created by God, that's why the word of God says "what is man that you are mindful of him"

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