John 1:6

“ There was a man sent from God, whose name was Iohn.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.
- King James Version

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Basic English Bible

There was a man sent from God, his name John.
- Darby Bible

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Webster's Bible

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Weymouth Bible

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
- World English Bible

A man was sent fro God, to whom the name was Joon.
- Wycliffe Bible

There came a man -- having been sent from God -- whose name [is] John,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:6


1:6 There was a man - The evangelist now proceeds to him who testified of the light, which he had spoken of in the five preceding verses.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:6


Joh 1:6 There was a man sent from God. The writer now speaks of a witness to the Light, John, a man sent from God (Joh 1:7,8). He was called to his work from his mother's womb (Lu 1:13-17).

Discussion for John 1

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 1:4 IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN PSALM 119:130 the entrance of ---THY WORDS--- giveth light it giveth understanding unto the simple PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life PROVERBS 4:18 BUT THE PATH OF THE JUST IS AS THE SHINING LIGHT THAT SHINETH MORE AND MORE UNTO THE PERFECT DAY
  • Stan jett
    40
    One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. Who was the other one?
  • Anna day
    John was a man that knew the truth, he knew that he was not the light and that he came only to witness the light, he understood that Jesus had surpassed him even though he came after him.
  • Toshia
    The Word existed way before the world existed! The word was the source of life! Through HIM God made all things, this makes me think The word, the source of life is His Son Jesus Christ. John was a messenger to give us insight on The light to come, where Christ came from
  • LYLE R SHORT
    This verse relates to Matthew 15:24. Israel belonged to him and most of them did not receive him as who he is, their Messiah. One needs to read on in John to get the complete message. Jesus was not here to minister to Gentiles during his earthly life, but he later sent Paul for that purpose.
  • To show
    Jesus is God controversy has been ongoing for centuries. It is mostly based on Greek translations of words that John had no idea that they would be misconstrued and subsequently cause so much division in orthodoxy. Understanding a Greek word in English can lead the reader down a slippery slope of what the true meaning really is. Once you get the correct meanings everything falls into place.

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