John 1:30

“This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This is he of whom I said, After me commeth a man, which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is He on behalf of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become before me: for he was before me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is he of whom I said, One is coming after me who is put over me because he was in existence before me.
- Basic English Bible

He it is of whom I said, A man comes after me who takes a place before me, because he *was* before me;
- Darby Bible

This is he of whom I said, after me cometh a man who is preferred before me; for he was before me.
- Webster's Bible

This is He about whom I said, `After me is to come One who has been put before me, because He was before me.'
- Weymouth Bible

This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'
- World English Bible

This is he, that Y seide of, Aftir me is comun a man, which was maad bifor me; for he was rather than Y.
- Wycliffe Bible

this is he concerning whom I said, After me doth come a man, who hath come before me, because he was before me:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:30


Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said. See Joh 1:27. He was before me. Existed before I was born.

Discussion for John 1

  • 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.
  • Ann
    The Son of man is our LORD Jesus Christ, when he dwelt on earth. Son of man is mentioned 196 times in the pure KJV bible. Here are a couple of scriptures to read. Luke 22:69 - Luke 24:7
  • Kevin
    John 1:51 If Jesus is the Son of God then who is the Son of man?
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 3:6 who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament not of the letter but of the spirit for the letter killeth but the spirit giveth life --3:7--but if the ministration of death written and engraven in stones was glorious so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of moses for the glory of his countenance which glory was to be done away
  • Steve morrow
    2CORINTHIANS 3:8 how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious-3:9-for if the ministration of condemnation be glory much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory-3:10-for even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect by reason of the glory that excelleth-3:11-for if that which is done away was glorious much more that which remaineth is glorious
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:11 if therefore perfection were by a levitical priesthood for under it the people received the law what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of melchisedec and not be called after the order of aaron --7:12--for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law

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