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

  • BSP
    Verse 3 shows that not even one thing has come into existence apart from Jesus.
  • Susanne Chew
    I am wondering why you don't capitalize the personal pronouns that refer to God in this text. Is there a reason for it? Thanks.
  • Saint
    It has made us to understand that Jesus created the world and all that is in it. PRAISE GOD!!!!
  • Solomon Habila
    In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word is God .
  • Quansto
    John 1:34 "this is the son of God " how clear can it be said.
  • Ivan
    It clearly proofs that Jesus is God.

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