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

  • A disciple
    Thank you Rene! It seems very terrible to me how with the times so bad, and the end of all things being literally "at hand;" that so many still set themselves to defiantly oppose and contradict, and carry on as if they weren't about to stand before the Judge! "Then truly by there fruits you shall know them." Let us all the more hold fast to Jesus and His Words and wholly follow Him no matter what!
  • Rene Crispin
    I agree so much with your comments faith by works
  • A disciple
    We are saved from our sins by the death burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; and made clean by the Word which He has spoken to us. There is no salvation in any other; for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved. BUT, NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER! Faith is known by works!
  • Mild Bill
    A disciple, To enter heaven by your own work is not of grace.Jesus did not simply make a down payment and you installments.You err in soteriology.You work, and so God owes you,or so you believe. Sadly I think of you and the multitudes working their way to heaven,misguided in pride. This format is not for personal discussion,henceforth,I will no longer respond to your messages.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM 2 PETER 3:18 BUT GROW IN GRACE AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST --TO HIM--BE GLORY BOTH NOW AND FOREVER TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD ISAIAH 26:10 LET FAVOR BE SHOWN TO THE WICKED YET WILL HE NOT LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE LAND OF UPRIGHTNESS WILL HE DEAL UNJUSTLY AND WILL NOT BEHOLD THE MAJESTY OF THE LORD
  • Preacher Charlie Chandler
    For there are three that bear record in heaven,the Father,the Word,and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.1 John 5:7.

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