John 1:26

“John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iohn answered them, saying, I baptize with water, but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John answered them saying, "I baptize in water, {but} among you stands One whom you do not know.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,
- American Standard Version (1901)

John's answer was: I give baptism with water; but there is one among you of whom you have no knowledge;
- Basic English Bible

John answered them saying, I baptise with water. In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,
- Darby Bible

John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
- Webster's Bible

I baptize in water only, John answered, "but in your midst stands One whom you do not know--
- Weymouth Bible

John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
- World English Bible

Joon answeride to hem, and seide, Y baptise in watir, but in the myddil of you hath stonde oon, that ye knowen not;
- Wycliffe Bible

John answered them, saying, `I baptize with water, but in midst of you he hath stood whom ye have not known, this one it is who is coming after me, who hath been before me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:26


1:26 John answered, I baptize - To prepare for the Messiah; and indeed to show that Jews, as well as Gentiles, must be proselytes to Christ, and that these as well as those stand in need of being washed from their sins.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:26


Joh 1:26,27 I baptize with water. See PNT "Mt 3:11".

Discussion for John 1

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Trinity is revealed in this Chapter. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been one since the beginning of time. The Word- Jesus Christ, came down to the world to take away our sins. John had the singular privilege of being a forerunner and baptising Jesus with water who will in turn, baptise with the Holy Spirit. The Book of John is deep.
  • Bruce
    --- Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold --- but with the Precious Blood of Christ as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot.1Peter 1:18-19 /--- He was led as a Sheep to the slaughter and like a Lamb dumb before His shearer---Acts 8:32. / Thank you for being on here,it helps us believers to be stronger and more in His Word. Whosoever: Revelation 20:15. Forever.
  • Insight777
    Jesus is the shepherd not the lamb. John said behold the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God is the church that takes away the sins of the world by teaching=shedding the blood of Christ which is the new testament taught to them by Jesus. Water baptism is taught for the remission of sin and the voice of God approves. John was telling Jesus, here is your lamb=church that you come to lead to God and save.
  • Lu2677
    John 1:5"And the light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not." The context of the verse is Jesus is the light in a dark world. And the wicked of his day did not comprehend who he was. Jesus is the Word; Those that walk in darkness cannot comprehend the Word of God; Scripture. They add to it, take away from it, reject it, hate it, they turn the word of God into lewdness,
  • Peter
    John 1 is a very important charter where we can see Jesus as God and God in Jesus wherein the Trinity is explicitly defined and explained. John the baptist also gives it clearly. What more can one not believe this witness and testimony. Truly Jesus is God and John the Apostle gives an eye witness of everything as he saw, knew and testify so that we can believe in Jesus Christ the Lord. amen.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - Thank-you for your concern but - I didn't have you in mind when I posted anything about the Godhead. I had people in mind who might be hungry for truth OR - want to see some truth on here that are of the same mind as me. I don't care who comments on my postings, I know the truth of God's word, and have for nearly 50 yrs.; not quite 50, but close. Matt.28:19; Acts2:38; 4:10

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