John 1:26

“John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iohn answered them, saying, I baptize with water, but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John answered them saying, "I baptize in water, {but} among you stands One whom you do not know.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,
- American Standard Version (1901)

John's answer was: I give baptism with water; but there is one among you of whom you have no knowledge;
- Basic English Bible

John answered them saying, I baptise with water. In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,
- Darby Bible

John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
- Webster's Bible

I baptize in water only, John answered, "but in your midst stands One whom you do not know--
- Weymouth Bible

John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
- World English Bible

Joon answeride to hem, and seide, Y baptise in watir, but in the myddil of you hath stonde oon, that ye knowen not;
- Wycliffe Bible

John answered them, saying, `I baptize with water, but in midst of you he hath stood whom ye have not known, this one it is who is coming after me, who hath been before me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:26


1:26 John answered, I baptize - To prepare for the Messiah; and indeed to show that Jews, as well as Gentiles, must be proselytes to Christ, and that these as well as those stand in need of being washed from their sins.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:26


Joh 1:26,27 I baptize with water. See PNT "Mt 3:11".

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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