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

  • A disciple
    Thank you Rene! It seems very terrible to me how with the times so bad, and the end of all things being literally "at hand;" that so many still set themselves to defiantly oppose and contradict, and carry on as if they weren't about to stand before the Judge! "Then truly by there fruits you shall know them." Let us all the more hold fast to Jesus and His Words and wholly follow Him no matter what!
  • Rene Crispin
    I agree so much with your comments faith by works
  • A disciple
    We are saved from our sins by the death burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; and made clean by the Word which He has spoken to us. There is no salvation in any other; for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved. BUT, NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER! Faith is known by works!
  • Mild Bill
    A disciple, To enter heaven by your own work is not of grace.Jesus did not simply make a down payment and you installments.You err in soteriology.You work, and so God owes you,or so you believe. Sadly I think of you and the multitudes working their way to heaven,misguided in pride. This format is not for personal discussion,henceforth,I will no longer respond to your messages.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 2:40 AND THE CHILD GREW AND WAXED STRONG IN SPIRIT FILLED WITH WISDOM AND THE GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM 2 PETER 3:18 BUT GROW IN GRACE AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST --TO HIM--BE GLORY BOTH NOW AND FOREVER TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD ISAIAH 26:10 LET FAVOR BE SHOWN TO THE WICKED YET WILL HE NOT LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE LAND OF UPRIGHTNESS WILL HE DEAL UNJUSTLY AND WILL NOT BEHOLD THE MAJESTY OF THE LORD
  • Preacher Charlie Chandler
    For there are three that bear record in heaven,the Father,the Word,and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.1 John 5:7.

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