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

  • 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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