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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for John 1:9
1:9 Who lighteth every man - By what is vulgarly termed natural conscience, pointing out at least the general lines of good and evil. And this light, if man did not hinder, would shine more and more to the perfect day.
View People's Bible Notes for John 1:9
Joh 1:9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. The Revised Version reads, "There was the true light, [even the light] which lighteth every man, coming into the world". Grammatically, both in the Greek and the English, "coming" may belong to the "light", or "every" man. We believe that it should agree with "light". That was the true or real Light who, when he comes into the world, enlightens every man. Jesus says, "I am come a light into the world" (Joh 12:46).
Ian Calvert's comment on 2012-08-12 06:10:05:
I view this verse the existentialist sense , that is in being part of G-ds creation , his providence his Law (of grace), we all as newborn infants perceive a world of providence, grace , it is by this benevolence that we form our concience, faith , religion. This verse is speaking of Masseih as G-ds declaration of his Torah (eternal word).
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