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

  • Emily
    If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart then the Holy Spirit lives within you.
  • Sheila
    His Holy Spirit is supposed to be inside of us. His Words "they are spirit and they are life (St. John 6:63), and Acts 2:38 explains how to receive the Holy Ghost--His Holy Spirit. Paul wrote in II Corinthians 6:16, that "I will dwell in them and walk in them..."
  • Quansto
    Where's the holy spirit?
  • Brother William
    These three bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one. God in One Person: Jesus Christ. Faithful and True. "His name is called The Word of God".
  • Eldon surrett
    the law tells us why we need God's grace
  • Ivan
    It clearly proofs that Jesus is God.

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