John 1:28

“These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things were done in Bethabara beyond Iordane, where Iohn was baptizing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These things took place at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was giving baptism.
- Basic English Bible

These things took place in Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptising.
- Darby Bible

These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
- Webster's Bible

This conversation took place at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
- Weymouth Bible

These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
- World English Bible

These thingis weren don in Bethanye biyende Jordan, where Joon was baptisyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

These things came to pass in Bethabara, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:28


1:28 Where John was baptizing - That is, used to baptize.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:28


Joh 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara. The Revised Version says "in Bethany", a village whose site is now unknown, on the east bank of the Jordan. Bethabara means "the house of the ford".

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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