John 1:32

“And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iohn bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heauen, like a Doue, and it abode vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John testified saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And John gave this witness, saying, I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove and resting on him.
- Basic English Bible

And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.
- Darby Bible

And John bore testimony, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
- Webster's Bible

John also gave testimony by stating: "I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove out of Heaven; and it remained upon Him.
- Weymouth Bible

John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.
- World English Bible

And Joon bar witnessyng, and seide, That Y saiy the spirit comynge doun as a culuer fro heuene, and dwellide on hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And John testified, saying -- `I have seen the Spirit coming down, as a dove, out of heaven, and it remained on him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 1:32


Joh 1:32-34 I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove. See Mt 3:16, and notes. It was revealed to John that the Christ would thus be revealed. Indeed it was the anointing of the Spirit that made Jesus the Anointed, the Christ.

Discussion for John 1

  • 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!
  • Insight777
    Jesus never called himself the Lamb. Jesus never said I am going to die for your sins.
    Jesus did say he is the shepherd. Jesus said feed my lambs. Jesus was Holy from birth but the Spirit he received upon baptism is the knowledge of the new religion he was to establish.Jesus had full knowledge of the Jewish religion but not the direction from God to separate completely from it for human salvation.
  • Lu2677
    Insight7John 11-14 is talking about Christ.He most certainly was born with the Holy Spirit from the womb.You say he was not. John witnessed of the Light=Jesus. John saw the Holy Spirit descending on Christ so John would know when people believed on Christ they would receive the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Holy Spirit, he is God he came to earth in the flesh. Can he be separated from himself? No.
  • Sheri Stump
    God tells us in Gen 1 that He and the word are one. Is the word Jesus? Yes in John 1:14 says the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

  • Jesse Bryant
    John 1:18 dispels the idea of Jesus as "the angel of the Lord". This chapter makes it abundantly clear that Jesus and the Father are one and the same God (though distinct in person). The angel of the Lord is just that, the angel, not the Lord.

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