John 1:12

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as many as receiued him, to them gaue hee power to become the sonnes of God, euen to them that beleeue on his Name:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, {even} to those who believe in His name,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, `even' to them that believe on his name:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:
- Basic English Bible

but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;
- Darby Bible

But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
- Webster's Bible

But all who have received Him, to them--that is, to those who trust in His name--He has given the privilege of becoming children of God;
- Weymouth Bible

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:
- World English Bible

But hou many euer resseyueden hym, he yaf to hem power to be maad the sones of God, to hem that bileueden in his name; the whiche not of bloodis,
- Wycliffe Bible

but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:12


1:12 But as many as received him - Jews or Gentiles; that believe on his name - That is, on him. The moment they believe, they are sons; and because they are sons, God sendeth forth the Spirit of his Son into their hearts, crying, Abba, Father.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:12


Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. The Revised Version reads, "children of God", which is better. While the nation rejected him, some received him. To such as receive him in every age he gives power to become the children of God. The manner in which he is received is given: [Even] to them that believe on his name. It is not declared that they are made children by believing, but to the believer he gives the "power to 'become'" a child. When one believes in Christ, his faith becomes a power to lead him to yield himself to God and to receive the Word into his heart.

Discussion for John 1:12

  • Charity for verse 12
    The name of God is to be praised for the inspiration and everything.
  • Nokuthula for verse 12
    for God to give us the right to become his children is a great previlage that only comes through God 's grace and this right means the power has been given nothing will ever be impossible for those given the right for by just calling on the name of Jesus all things are made available
  • to as many as received him believe in his name became sons to receive power but are as children first children being not matured yet in the knowledge of walking in the council and learning from God the Father we are all called but not or cold in the five fold ministry not many but we are all called to be discipled this is the key element of the Holy Spirit for growth for our seal of approval and that keeps us as we mature amen
  • Kopa kingsley for verse 12
    amen for grace that came by the adoption
  • PASTORBARNABAS OSIMEH for verse 12
    A TIME THERE WAS WHEN I AND MY WERE FOLLOWING EACH OTHER. THAT DID NOT MAKE US HUSBAND AND WIFE BUT THE DAY I PAID HER DOWRY SHE HAD THE RIGHT AND BOLDNESS TO ANSWERS MY NAME, AND BE CALLED MY WIFE THAT WAS THE DAY SHE HAS THE POWER TO BE MY WIFE BEFORE MAN AND GOD SO IT IS WHEN YOU RECEIVE JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE
  • Nnodim Basil for verse 12
    One amazing thing I 've come to discover about God is that He has a blessing attached to every command or instruction, here or hereafter. It takes the Grace of God to really believe on His name...it 's not about human knowledge and philosophy. May God give us that GRACE to wholly Believe and as well Receive HIM...for RECEIVING starts with BELIEVING.