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 1:21

  • Ivania Adams for verse 21
    It amazes me their questions to John. They didn 't believe in the resurrection, yet they were testing John to examine every single word. Even in the last days we are living in, we have the Word of God, yet many questions, could this be possible that prophecies from the Bible are happening right in front of our eyes? And for those, who did not believe Jesus was the Messiah, might still be wondering, could this be signs of the Messiah coming to establish the kingdom? I believe because of people 's ignorance, Jesus will come to take His bride, and the remaining left will still be wondering, could that had been Elijah? Could that had been the prophet? Let 's pray for the Word of God to reach the hearts of the unbelievers and through the Holy Spirit may reveal through their hearts Jesus is, was and is to come! Amen!
  • White Pilgrim for verse 21
    I really feel that prophet has reference to the raising up of Saul of Tarsus in work as apostle prophet appointed with Barnabas by the Church at Antioch especially as I reflect on his Paul s words in 2 Corinthians
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