John 1:7

“The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The same came for a witnesse, to beare witnesse of the light, that all men through him might beleeue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.
- Basic English Bible

He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
- Darby Bible

The same came for a witness, to bear testimony of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
- Webster's Bible

He came as a witness, in order that he might give testimony concerning the Light--so that all might believe through him.
- Weymouth Bible

The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.
- World English Bible

This man cam in to witnessyng, that he schulde bere witnessing of the liyt, that alle men schulden bileue bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

this one came for testimony, that he might testify about the Light, that all might believe through him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:7


1:7 The same came for (that is, in order to give) a testimony - The evangelist, with the most strong and tender affection, interweaves his own testimony with that of John, by noble digressions, wherein he explains the office of the Baptist; partly premises and partly subjoins a farther explication to his short sentences. What St. Matthew, Mark, and Luke term the Gospel, in respect of the promise going before, St. John usually terms the testimony, intimating the certain knowledge of the relator; to testify of the light - Of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:7


Joh 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear testimony of the Light. John came, not so much as a reformer, as a witness. His work, as declared by Malachi, was to be a messenger to go before the Lord (Mal 3:1). In all his preaching he testified of Christ. He pointed his own disciples to Jesus.

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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