John 1:6

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There was a man sent from God, whose name was Iohn.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Basic English Bible

There was a man sent from God, his name John.
- Darby Bible

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Webster's Bible

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Weymouth Bible

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
- World English Bible

A man was sent fro God, to whom the name was Joon.
- Wycliffe Bible

There came a man -- having been sent from God -- whose name [is] John,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:6


1:6 There was a man - The evangelist now proceeds to him who testified of the light, which he had spoken of in the five preceding verses.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:6


Joh 1:6 There was a man sent from God. The writer now speaks of a witness to the Light, John, a man sent from God (Joh 1:7,8). He was called to his work from his mother's womb (Lu 1:13-17).

Discussion for John 1

  • Irene123
    V. 14 - "..... the Word (God) became flesh; 1 Tim.3:16 - "..... God was manifest in the flesh (Jesus). God needed to 'show' Himself to mankind, but God is a spirit - so can't be seen by physical eyes. Jesus was only in the mind of God from even before the foundation (creation) of the world. God is - omniscient - ALL KNOWING; He had this whole plan, world, humans, salvation before time.
  • Dianna
    Gen. 1:1- "In the beginning God." Gen. 1:26a- "And God said, Let us make man in our image..." This is the Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" The Bible tells us that in the beginning the Word existed. In ver. 14 it says the Word was made flesh, Jesus came in the form of man, and is the only begotten of the Father. John 3:16
  • Alfred
    Dear friend, the Word is Jesus. Capital 'W'. Because Jesus came down from heaven, to bear witness, and went up again. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.
  • Sharon Budworth
    Great story but who is the word? This has never been authenticated, I cannot comprehend that this is Jesus because he was not born until thousands of years later. It is very confusing.
  • PST ANTSO DESMOND ORTYOM
    John preper a life 4 us and jesus live is light
  • DESMOND ANTSO
    The word of god is god and is life bcus john said b4 any made with word and without ward nothing will made.And god is telling us to keep his word and jesus and holy spirit is teaching us not anything else but the word,so i have life through jesus bcus iam love the word of god.

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