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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Trinity is revealed in this Chapter. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been one since the beginning of time. The Word- Jesus Christ, came down to the world to take away our sins. John had the singular privilege of being a forerunner and baptising Jesus with water who will in turn, baptise with the Holy Spirit. The Book of John is deep.
  • Bruce
    --- Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold --- but with the Precious Blood of Christ as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot.1Peter 1:18-19 /--- He was led as a Sheep to the slaughter and like a Lamb dumb before His shearer---Acts 8:32. / Thank you for being on here,it helps us believers to be stronger and more in His Word. Whosoever: Revelation 20:15. Forever.
  • Insight777
    Jesus is the shepherd not the lamb. John said behold the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God is the church that takes away the sins of the world by teaching=shedding the blood of Christ which is the new testament taught to them by Jesus. Water baptism is taught for the remission of sin and the voice of God approves. John was telling Jesus, here is your lamb=church that you come to lead to God and save.
  • Lu2677
    John 1:5"And the light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not." The context of the verse is Jesus is the light in a dark world. And the wicked of his day did not comprehend who he was. Jesus is the Word; Those that walk in darkness cannot comprehend the Word of God; Scripture. They add to it, take away from it, reject it, hate it, they turn the word of God into lewdness,
  • Peter
    John 1 is a very important charter where we can see Jesus as God and God in Jesus wherein the Trinity is explicitly defined and explained. John the baptist also gives it clearly. What more can one not believe this witness and testimony. Truly Jesus is God and John the Apostle gives an eye witness of everything as he saw, knew and testify so that we can believe in Jesus Christ the Lord. amen.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - Thank-you for your concern but - I didn't have you in mind when I posted anything about the Godhead. I had people in mind who might be hungry for truth OR - want to see some truth on here that are of the same mind as me. I don't care who comments on my postings, I know the truth of God's word, and have for nearly 50 yrs.; not quite 50, but close. Matt.28:19; Acts2:38; 4:10

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