John 1:21

“And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And hee answered, No.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah? And he *said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the prophet? And his answer was, I am not.
- Basic English Bible

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
- Darby Bible

And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? and he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
- Webster's Bible

What then? they inquired; "are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?" "No," he answered.
- Weymouth Bible

They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."
- World English Bible

And thei axiden hym, What thanne? Art thou Elie? And he seide, Y am not. Art thou a profete? And he answeride, Nay.
- Wycliffe Bible

And they questioned him, `What then? Elijah art thou?' and he saith, `I am not.' -- `The prophet art thou?' and he answered, `No.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:21


1:21 Art thou Elijah? - He was not that Elijah (the Tishbite) of whom they spoke. Art thou the prophet - Of whom Moses speaks, #Deut 18:15|.


Discussion for John 1

  • 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
  • Ladonna Pie
    Yes He did create all things, but He did have a special people. Not all Abraham's seed received that promise, It ended with Jacob's linage the line Jesus came through. Remember He came to save the Jew first, then the gentiles
  • A disciple
    "For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." The word, 'but' was added for English translation: the whole sentence in its intended context does not need any 'and' or 'but;' which forces a suggestion of competition or of the failure of the first; which it was not! The Law was our commandments from God how to live. The heart right with God has access to His grace!
  • A disciple
    "For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." God spoke to Moses face to face, and mouth to mouth, like a man would talk with his friend; because Moses was the meekest of all men on earth, and one in whom God trusted with His friendship; and therefore able to make His Laws for teaching men how to live, how to think and believe, and how to be accepted and blessed.

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