John 1:16

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And of his fulnesse haue all wee receiued, and grace for grace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From his full measure we have all been given grace on grace.
- Basic English Bible

for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.
- Darby Bible

And of his fullness have we all received, and grace for grace.
- Webster's Bible

For He it is from whose fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
- Weymouth Bible

From his fullness we all received grace upon grace.
- World English Bible

and of the plente of hym we alle han takun, and grace for grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

and out of his fulness did we all receive, and grace over-against grace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:16

1:16 And - Here the apostle confirms the Baptist's words: as if he had said, He is indeed preferred before thee: so we have experienced: We all - That believe: have received - All that we enjoy out of his fulness: and in the particular, grace upon grace - One blessing upon another, immeasurable grace and love.

People's Bible Notes for John 1:16

Joh 1:16 Of his fulness. Of grace and truth. See Joh 1:14. His grace and truth hath blessed "us" (the saints) all. Grace for grace. Grace (favor) has been added to grace; one blessing piled upon another.

Discussion for John 1:16

  • Engr. Adelegan Olujimi for verse 16
    This is victory unto victory, abundance unto abundance, favour unto favour, excellence unto excellence, success unto success, goodness unto goodness when the spirit of Christ Jesus is in you.
  • Robert Overall for verse 16
    Grace upon grace makes much more sense to me than "grace for grace" or any of the other forms mentioned in the above commentaries, especially when it is taken to mean that God, through Christ, freely gives the new creature in Christ the drive i.e., the will, the strength, or the gift that will provide him with all he needs to become more and more conformed to the image of His Son through good works.
  • Fabiola Reid for verse 16
    I believe that His fullness is now ours and He continues to bless us!
  • Ralph De Jesus for verse 16
    We have been given the opportunity to fulfill our salvation by God in good faith and must use that grace with good grace in a willing manner

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