John 1:22

“Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said they vnto him, Who art thou, that we may giue an answere to them that sent vs? What sayest thou of thy selfe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then they said to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they said to him, Who are you then? We have to give some answer to those who sent us. What have you to say about yourself?
- Basic English Bible

They said therefore to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- Darby Bible

Then said they to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
- Webster's Bible

So they pressed the question. "Who are you?" they said--"that we may take an answer to those who sent us. What account do you give of yourself?"
- Weymouth Bible

They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
- World English Bible

Therfor thei seiden to hym, Who art thou? that we yyue an answere to these that senten vs. What seist thou of thi silf?
- Wycliffe Bible

They said then to him, `Who art thou, that we may give an answer to those sending us? what dost thou say concerning thyself?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:22


Joh 1:22,23 Who art thou? When the priests and Levites insisted that John should declare who he was, he quoted Isaiah, and said he was The voice of one crying in the wilderness. See Isa 40:3. See PNT "Mt 3:3". His work was preparation for the Lord.

Discussion for John 1

  • John
    Peter God is not some cosmic consciousness and he is not impersonal he dwells among us, he walked with Adam in the garden, in the old testament he spoke to men and appeared to them in many forms. He is three persons in one Father, Son, Holy Spirit he has so many attributes I don't have room to list them all, he sent his son to die for the sins of the whole world, he took the punishment we deserve
  • A disciple
    Dear Peter; There are many voices in the world, and many ministers of Satan, lusting to be known as some great one; falsely foretelling and pronouncing things, about which they have NO KNOWLEDGE! God Almighty, The Eternal Author of Life and Creator of all things is an Eternal Living Person. The heathen in his Satan-inspired rage against God imagines all kinds of worthless falsehood. FEAR THEM NOT!
  • Peter Muiruri Ndirangu
    John1 for me is a deep book with extra ordinary deep insights.I was trying to relate it to a theory floating on the internet of the universal consciousness whose contention is that God is impersonal rather he is this cosmic mind that leaks our consciousness into our personalities upon birth?? The argument sounds so concise and logical - that why i write for some help because my faith's intimidated
  • John
    Jesus is the Word of God when God speaks Jesus is there when God forms his thoughts Jesus is there out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh this is the image in which we were made the dirt God formed is just a vessel to house the image When you speak are the words that come out not part of you, you can not separate you from your words they are apart of you they were always with you
  • Cherie
    Jesus is the SON of GOD. He is known as the son of man because of His flesh. He is GOD and a man.
  • 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.

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