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And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of John 1:31
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therfore am I come baptizing with water.- King James Version (1611)
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"I did not recognize Him, but so that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water."- New American Standard Version (1995)
And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in water.- American Standard Version (1901)
I myself had no knowledge of him, but I came giving baptism with water so that he might be seen openly by Israel.- Basic English Bible
and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.- Darby Bible
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. - Webster's Bible
I did not yet know Him; but that He may be openly shown to Israel is the reason why I have come baptizing in water."- Weymouth Bible
I didn't know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."- World English Bible
And Y knew hym not, but that he be schewid in Israel, therfor Y cam baptisynge in watir.- Wycliffe Bible
and I knew him not, but, that he might be manifested to Israel, because of this I came with the water baptizing.- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for John 1:31
1:31 I knew him not - Till he came to be baptized. How surprising is this; considering how nearly they were related, and how remarkable the conception and birth of both had been. But there was a peculiar providence visible in our Saviour's living, from his infancy to his baptism, at Nazareth: John all the time living the life of a hermit in the deserts of Judea, #Luke 1:80|, ninety or more miles from Nazareth: hereby that acquaintance was prevented which might have made John's testimony of Christ suspected.
People's Bible Notes for John 1:31
Joh 1:31 I knew him not. Knew not that God had chosen him to be the Christ. He knew, however, that he should be manifested in some way through his baptism.
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