John 1:20

“And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he confessed, and denied not: but confessed, I am not the Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He said quite openly and straightforwardly, I am not the Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.
- Darby Bible

And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
- Webster's Bible

He avowed--he did not conceal the truth, but avowed, "I am not the Christ."
- Weymouth Bible

He declared, and didn't deny, but he declared, "I am not the Christ."
- World English Bible

He knoulechide, and denyede not, and he knoulechide, For Y am not Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he confessed and did not deny, and confessed -- `I am not the Christ.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:20


1:20 I am not the Christ - For many supposed he was.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:20


Joh 1:20,21 He confessed, etc. Some conjectured that John was the expected Christ; others that he was Elijah who was first to come (Mal 4:5); others that he was "that prophet", the one predicted by Moses (De 18:15); but he declared that he was none of these.

Discussion for John 1

  • A disciple
    Hi Kevin; Jesus is called the Son of God because He was divinely implanted in the womb of the virgin, when the Power of the Highest overshadowed her. Jesus is also called the Son of man because He came in the flesh. And His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace; King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and ther Judge of all the earth.
  • Ann
    The Son of man is our LORD Jesus Christ, when he dwelt on earth. Son of man is mentioned 196 times in the pure KJV bible. Here are a couple of scriptures to read. Luke 22:69 - Luke 24:7
  • Kevin
    John 1:51 If Jesus is the Son of God then who is the Son of man?
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 3:6 who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament not of the letter but of the spirit for the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life --3:7--but if the ministration of death written and engraven in stones was glorious so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of moses for the glory of his countenance which glory was to be done away
  • Steve morrow
    2CORINTHIANS 3:8 how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious-3:9-for if the ministration of condemnation be glory much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory-3:10-for even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect by reason of the glory that excelleth-3:11-for if that which is done away was glorious much more that which remaineth is glorious
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:11 if therefore perfection were by a levitical priesthood for under it the people received the law what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of melchisedec and not be called after the order of aaron --7:12--for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law

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