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

  • Joya potter
    John is a great first book to read in learning alot about Jesus.
  • Santi Tajuddin edy
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. JH 1:1 The same was in the beginning with God. JH 1:2 All things were made by [through] him; and without him [there WU] was not any thing made that was made. JH 1:3 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. JH 1:4 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. JH 1:5

    There was a man
  • Ruth
    Thank YOU and bless you for letting me put the relevant Word of God that glorifies the Word of God, Jesus on this site!
  • LINDA CANNON
    Jesus you are my light and salvation the lamb that were slain from the foundation of this world.Thank you for your holy shed blood for the remission of my sins.
    All praise and honor belongs to you. Jesus I will bless your names at all times and your praises shall continually be in my mouth. John said behold the Lamb of God who cometh to take away the sins of the world. John said look at him.
  • Lilian
    In the beginning there was a word and the word was with God and the word is God i believe you Lord Jesus that you are the word from Abba Father in order for us to believe that there is God our Father who truly loves us your word Lord is my life i will love you and will praise forever you are the light of my world amen hallelujah
  • Indi garcha
    Holy,direct,to the point,the truth

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