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

  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    God and his word is ALWAYS two separate things. Numbers 11:23] And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not. Psalm 107:20] He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Proverbs 2:[1] My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;"  
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    John 1:1 is where preachers and congregations get bewitched and stumble over. John 1:1-2 is telling us "The Word was God's Word" and NOT God was the word. The word ((was)) is past tense and ((and)) a conjunction joining three separate thoughts into a sentence. God and his word are two separate things always. God made the world by speaking words and NOT with two hands like you and I have.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL --- 3:20 FOR EVERYONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED --- 3:21 FOR EVERYONE THAT DOETH TRUTH COMETH TO THE LIGHT THAT HIS DEEDS MAY BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE ----- JOB 38:2 WHO IS THIS THAT DARKENETH COUNSEL BY WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE -----JOB 42:6 WHEREFORE I ABHOR MYSELF AND REPENT IN DUST AND ASHES ----- 42:7 AND IT WAS SO THAT AFTER THE LORD HAD SPOKEN THESE WORDS UNTO JOB THE LORD SAID TO ELIPHAZ THE TEMANITE MY WRATH IS KINDLED AGAINST THEE AND AGAINST THY TWO FRIENDS FOR YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF ME THE THING THAT IS RIGHT AS MY SERVANT JOB HATH
  • Jason manning
    Amen that was the lesson
  • A disciple
    Insight777; Its very dangerous to be saying, "thus saith the LORD," when God has not said anything to you! There are a lot of things you are getting seriously wrong. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world; and teaching IS NOT shedding of the blood! All your analogies are nothing according to the truth of the Scriptures, but fake spiritualism! and out of your own head!

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