John 1:9

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That was the true light, which lighteth euery man that commeth into the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There was the true light, `even the light' which lighteth every man, coming into the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.
- Basic English Bible

The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.
- Darby Bible

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
- Webster's Bible

The true Light was that which illumines every man by its coming into the world.
- Weymouth Bible

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
- World English Bible

There was a very liyt, which liytneth ech man that cometh in to this world.
- Wycliffe Bible

He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man, coming to the world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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.


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).

Discussion for John 1

  • 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.
  • Netlace
    2 Yes Christ was there with the father God and did create everything. Man being made in "our" image. And about the "Cross", this is also a creation of Rome. Search out the greek word for Cross and it clearly says "stake or pole"! Other places it says "tree"!

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