John 1:17

“For the Law was giuen by Moses, but grace and trueth came by Iesus Christ.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
- King James Version

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the law was given through Moses; grace and the true way of life are ours through Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

For the lawe was youun bi Moises; but grace and treuthe `is maad bi Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ did come;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:17


1:17 The law - Working wrath and containing shadows: was given - No philosopher, poet, or orator, ever chose his words so accurately as St. John. The law, saith he, was given by Moses: grace was by Jesus Christ. Observe the reason for placing each word thus: The law of Moses was not his own. The grace of Christ was. His grace was opposite to the wrath, his truth to the shadowy ceremonies of the law. Jesus - St. John having once mentioned the incarnation {#Joh 1:14|,) no more uses that name, the Word, in all his book.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:17


Joh 1:17 The law was given by Moses. It was not a system of grace, nor could it make men perfect; in contrast with it the system of "grace and truth" (Joh 1:14) was given by Jesus Christ.

Discussion for John 1

  • Lilian
    I believed you Jesus the Son of the living God who came in flesh. He came down not to condemned but through him the world might he save thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us I will praise you forever for you are worthy amen
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 1:14 and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld HIS glory as of the only begotten of THE FATHER full of grace and truth PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF ECCLESIASTES 8:4 where the word of a king is THERE IS POWER and who may say unto him what doest thou
  • Rick
    I love this: The BIBLE (The written Word) was with God, was God, and created all things. The Word (the written Word) became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten (Flesh and blood (virgin birth), not by adoption like we are) of the Father.
  • Gainel Turner
    I fill so blessed to have awaken to read this because the word comes to make us to become strong that we continue this walk in the spirit of Christ and with fasting and praying the temptation we are able to withstand for the hour. Enjoyed the reading of this!
  • Terry Davis
    The Word Jesus. By Him all things were created. What manner of man is this that even the elements obey Him! Even if we lost our bodies, and our loved ones, He can recreate it all and even better, the greatest miracle is the change of heart and the free will.Daniel some stars- and some to shame and contempt. Or second death and mashing teeth. Salvation Jesus took the cross to spare those who will
  • A disciple
    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." By the Word spoken by God the heavens and the earth and all things in them came into being. By the Word spoken by God, when the man sinned and thereby condemned to death, the Saviour of the world was commissioned to undo the ruin and all its causes, by His taking that condemnation upon Himself for us: and so it was!

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