John 1:7

“The same came for a witnesse, to beare witnesse of the light, that all men through him might beleeue.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all [men] through him might believe.
- King James Version

He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.
- Basic English Bible

He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
- Darby Bible

The same came for a witness, to bear testimony of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
- Webster's Bible

He came as a witness, in order that he might give testimony concerning the Light--so that all might believe through him.
- Weymouth Bible

The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.
- World English Bible

This man cam in to witnessyng, that he schulde bere witnessing of the liyt, that alle men schulden bileue bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

this one came for testimony, that he might testify about the Light, that all might believe through him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:7


1:7 The same came for (that is, in order to give) a testimony - The evangelist, with the most strong and tender affection, interweaves his own testimony with that of John, by noble digressions, wherein he explains the office of the Baptist; partly premises and partly subjoins a farther explication to his short sentences. What St. Matthew, Mark, and Luke term the Gospel, in respect of the promise going before, St. John usually terms the testimony, intimating the certain knowledge of the relator; to testify of the light - Of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:7


Joh 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear testimony of the Light. John came, not so much as a reformer, as a witness. His work, as declared by Malachi, was to be a messenger to go before the Lord (Mal 3:1). In all his preaching he testified of Christ. He pointed his own disciples to Jesus.

Discussion for John 1

  • Bruce
    If The World Does not See Christ in Us, We are in Big Trouble and They Will not Find The Narrow Road Which Leads to Eternal Life. We are that Light. Like it's Been Said, Let it Shine. We Will have Tribulation, Persecution,Trouble, in Jail, Lied about But Continue inThe Faith: You will Hear, Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant--- Enter Thou Into The Joy of Thyself Lord(Matthew 25:21)
  • Kathryn
    Let your light shine. Jesus is the light. Shine bright and nothing can put that light out.
  • Sally
    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 1:4 in HIM was life and the life was the light of men PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and the law is light and reproofs of instruction are the way of life HEBREWS 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law GALATIANS 6:2 bear you one another's burdens and so fulfil the law of CHRIST
  • Bruce
    Comforter: John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26 and John 16:7 ---The Comforter Will not come unto You ; But if I Depart, I Will Send Him unto You
  • Marcel gendron
    trying to find the passage where john says that Christ would send a Comforter

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