John 1:19

“And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is the record of Iohn, when the Iewes sent Priests and Leuites from Hierusalem, to aske him, Who art thou?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is the witness of John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to him with the question, Who are you?
- Basic English Bible

And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites that they might ask him, Thou, who art thou?
- Darby Bible

And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, Who art thou?
- Webster's Bible

This also is John's testimony, when the Jews sent to him a deputation of Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him who he was.
- Weymouth Bible

This is John's testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
- World English Bible

And this is the witnessyng of Joon, whanne Jewis senten fro Jerusalem prestis and dekenes to hym, that thei schulden axe hym, Who art thou?
- Wycliffe Bible

And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent out of Jerusalem priests and Levites, that they might question him, `Who art thou?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:19


1:19 The Jews - Probably the great council sent.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:19


Joh 1:19 This is the record of John. The writer now plunges at once into his history. He passes by the childhood of the Lord, John's ministry, and comes at once to the time when Jesus, thirty years old, is acknowledged by the Father as the Son of God. When the Jews sent priests and Levites. The Jewish rulers, the Sanhedrin, the court or parliament of seventy-one members who ruled Israel. The delegation sent to John was official. His preaching in the wilderness of Jordan had stirred the whole land, and they were sent to ascertain his character. Matthew, Mark, and Luke use the term "Jews" very seldom (16 times), John often (70 times), a proof that he wrote far away from Palestine and for Gentiles.

Discussion for John 1

  • Irene123
    V. 47 - " ..... in whom I no guile." This statement proves early on that Jesus can see into our hearts. I know personally of no one outside of living for Jesus, that has no guile. But, Jesus wasn't saying Nathaniel was sinless, we all have been born in sin, let alone the sins we have committed. Guile is - lying, craftiness, evil.
  • Lois
    No man can conceive this except God,The Great I Am, God, The Creator, God The Father, God The Son, God The Holy Ghost. Glory be To God. I said Was not going to tell it, when I found Jesus. I told everybody when I Found Jesus, He is my only Friend. I am His.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Roman chapter 8.v9 if u do not have Jesus spirit u are done of his.make sure u belong to Jesus not the devil it yoyr choice.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Part.1.Answers for Sharon Budworth John chapter 10 verse 30 Jesus is speaking he says I and my Father are One.which mean Jesus was always dwelling in his father God sent his son to Die for your sins and mines his son was born threw a women not from sex but from God spirit which is Call the Holy Ghost thats why after Jesus came to die for us he had to return back to the father he was sent for us .
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - "..... the Word (God) became flesh; 1 Tim.3:16 - "..... God was manifest in the flesh (Jesus). God needed to 'show' Himself to mankind, but God is a spirit - so can't be seen by physical eyes. Jesus was only in the mind of God from even before the foundation (creation) of the world. God is - omniscient - ALL KNOWING; He had this whole plan, world, humans, salvation before time.
  • Dianna
    Gen. 1:1- "In the beginning God." Gen. 1:26a- "And God said, Let us make man in our image..." This is the Trinity- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" The Bible tells us that in the beginning the Word existed. In ver. 14 it says the Word was made flesh, Jesus came in the form of man, and is the only begotten of the Father. John 3:16

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