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

  • Mark
    Yes, John chapter 1 and verse 1 tells us that "In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word "WAS GOD". Verse 14 says, "And the word was made flesh" God became a man! Jesus was God and man.
  • Joseph
    Yes, Anthony Jesus was and is God made in the flesh
  • Anthony
    I read Johns 1 and I believe that "WORD" was made flesh. Are it telling me that "Jesus" was "God" in the flesh?
  • Patricia Gray
    I really "enjoy reading this". God bless.
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    I believe the scripture is saying man don't understand what God is doing
  • MockingBird
    Darkness will never overcome light. Light shows up !!! Light manifests what is sin in my our lives !Jesus Christ is the light of the world . Satan poses as a minister of light : BUT a half Truth is a LIE !!

Bible Options