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

  • Daniel
    This wonderful book begins by unveiling the Person of Jesus Christ as being Almighty God. He is the God of Israel, and the Elohim, the Creator of heaven and the earth. He is the God of Israel, but Israel did not receive Him (as their Messiah). As many as received Him, he gives them a divine birth. I note this is 'not by bloods' speaking of the blood of offerings, (geneology is seed, i.e the cross
  • Amankwaa Solomon
    The name of God who was in the old testament is Jesus Christ in the new testament just as John is saying . Look at what Paul about Him in 1st Timothy 3:16 God revealed Himself in fresh ... Also , John 1:14 . Jesus is the father ,son and the Holy Ghost . He created the world and human beings .
  • Irene123
    To Jeanette - I saw your 'thank-you' on here; thank-you for your acknowledgment. The Lord Jesus bless you and yours this Holiday season; may He keep you all safe, in JESUS name, AMEN!!
  • Jeannette
    *Thank you Jesus. Please give note to the one who sent this to my email I appreciate that as well. Watch over her kindly. Amen.
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, when John says that Jesus (the Word) is God he is not speaking in vacuum. He knew from reading the Scriptures that the one he baptized was God. Isa. 12:2 reads, "See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation. And guess what! That's what the name Jesus means, "the God who saves" or "God save me."
  • Rev Autrey
    Again, if John says "and the Word (meaning Jesus) was God," then Jesus is God. Let's believe what John tells us and stop trying to come up with some way to say that he is not. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 10 that "we must confess that Jesus is Lord (meaning the Lord or the God) to be saved. Let's sum it up this way: Jesus and God are the same. That is to say, Jesus is God's name.

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