John 1:30

“This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This is he of whom I said, After me commeth a man, which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is He on behalf of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was before me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is he of whom I said, One is coming after me who is put over me because he was in existence before me.
- Basic English Bible

He it is of whom I said, A man comes after me who takes a place before me, because he *was* before me;
- Darby Bible

This is he of whom I said, after me cometh a man who is preferred before me; for he was before me.
- Webster's Bible

This is He about whom I said, `After me is to come One who has been put before me, because He was before me.'
- Weymouth Bible

This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'
- World English Bible

This is he, that Y seide of, Aftir me is comun a man, which was maad bifor me; for he was rather than Y.
- Wycliffe Bible

this is he concerning whom I said, After me doth come a man, who hath come before me, because he was before me:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:30


Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said. See Joh 1:27. He was before me. Existed before I was born.

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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