John 1:8

“Hee was not that light, but was sent to beare witnesse of that light.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light.
- King James Version

He was not the Light, but {he came} to testify about the Light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He was not the light, but `came' that he might bear witness of the light.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He himself was not the light: he was sent to give witness about the light.
- Basic English Bible

*He* was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.
- Darby Bible

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear testimony of that Light.
- Webster's Bible

He was not the Light, but he existed that he might give testimony concerning the Light.
- Weymouth Bible

He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light.
- World English Bible

He was not the liyt, but that he schulde bere witnessing of the liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

that one was not the Light, but -- that he might testify about the Light.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:8


Joh 1:8 He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear testimony. An early heretical sect held that John the Baptist was the Messiah. The apostle is explicit, in order to correct this error.

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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