John 1:11

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee came vnto his owne, and his owne receiued him not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

He came to his own, and his own received him not;
- Darby Bible

He came to his own, and his own received him not.
- Webster's Bible

He came to the things that were His own, and His own people gave Him no welcome.
- Weymouth Bible

He came to his own, and those who were his own didn't receive him.
- World English Bible

He cam in to his owne thingis, and hise resseyueden hym not.
- Wycliffe Bible

to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:11


1:11 He came - In the fulness of time, to his own - Country, city, temple: And his own - People, received him not.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:11


Joh 1:11 He came unto his own , etc. This verse states (1) that he "came", personally, to his own. He took upon himself a fleshly form and came to the race to which he was united by fleshly ties; (2) his own received him not. His own is the Jewish nation, who "received" him not.

Discussion for John 1:11

  • For us as Christians what must we do as a testimony that we have known and accepted Him
  • D Tswapong for verse 11
    (his own)in john 1v11 refers to all creation.He (Jesus)came to the world that is His result.He came to the world that He made and the world could not recognise Him.The visible world was made by Him and did not know its Maker.
  • Trevorw for verse 11
    The OT tells us that God claimed the Hebrews as his own people.
    Ergo 'his own' - the Hebrews
  • Daniel Ifesinachi for verse 11
    His own means all the nation remember he is the maker of all things
  • Skylar Sinclair for verse 11
    I take it that "His own" is talking either about those who had been saved in that that had received Jesus Christ into their hearts...OR... that perhaps His "blood" family rejected him. Either way I can certainly relate because our two sons have rejected us and we have no earthly idea why. Rejection is one of the most painful things on earth especially when it's "your own".
  • here (his own) refers to creation(MAN) not jews. Jesus was rejected by (ALL)not just the jews only

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