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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

  • Tracy
    I like John 1 confirms the prophecy of Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Then here comes Simon who Jesus calls "Stone". Then Nathaniel Jesus says He saw him under the fig tree. My words may not be articulate but i truly believe we have been called specifically out of darkness into Light with the Father.
  • Wendy
    Amazing insight from God to bear good news of Jesus the truth light and the way back to our heavenly father.
  • Gosaye smart for verse 9
  • MockingBird for verse 1
    In the beginning : The beginning of time for us : Was the Word : The Word was with God .The Word was God : Jesus and the Word : God and Holy Spirit are all one : In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word is God. Simple : But at the same time very Powerful !!!!! He upholds all things by the Word of His Power. Not the Power of His Word : The Word of His Power.
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 1
    it is Jesus, who brings all that God say's into reality.
  • The Light is Jesus that shines on every human being born drawing each to Him.

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