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

  • Vj
    John was hungering for more closeness to God. He was watching for and expecting Jesus .He had listened and learned from teachings from Gods Word and believed It would come to pass just like it was foretold by the true prophets .
  • Cynthia Scott
    John was faithful unto God. He could have grown weary while waiting on Jesus to come; however he never gave up. He continued to pave the way for Jesus. We as Christians today should do the same. We are so quick to give up when we don't get a quick answer to our prayers. Praise God for forgiveness and his Love!
  • Alicia brown
    If I wasn't here right today I wouldn't be with my heavenly father
  • Roslyn robinson
    He was a man of great faith and wisdom
  • Eve56
    John was following God commandments He was truly one of God's son's. So for that reason why some people believe in God.
  • 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.

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