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

  • 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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