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 for John 1:22

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 for John 1:22

Wesley's Notes for John 1:22


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

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|.

1:23 He said - I am that forerunner of Christ of whom Isaiah speaks. I am the voice - As if he had said, Far from being Christ, or even Elijah, I am nothing but a voice: a sound that so soon as it has expressed the thought of which it is the sign, dies into air, and is known no more. #Isa 40:3|.

1:24 They who were sent were of the Pharisees - Who were peculiarly tenacious of old customs, and jealous of any innovation (except those brought in by their own scribes) unless the innovator had unquestionable proofs of Divine authority.


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.

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