John 1:32

“And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iohn bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heauen, like a Doue, and it abode vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John testified saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And John gave this witness, saying, I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove and resting on him.
- Basic English Bible

And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.
- Darby Bible

And John bore testimony, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
- Webster's Bible

John also gave testimony by stating: "I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove out of Heaven; and it remained upon Him.
- Weymouth Bible

John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.
- World English Bible

And Joon bar witnessyng, and seide, That Y saiy the spirit comynge doun as a culuer fro heuene, and dwellide on hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And John testified, saying -- `I have seen the Spirit coming down, as a dove, out of heaven, and it remained on him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:32


Joh 1:32-34 I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove. See Mt 3:16, and notes. It was revealed to John that the Christ would thus be revealed. Indeed it was the anointing of the Spirit that made Jesus the Anointed, the Christ.

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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