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 for John 1:32

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 for John 1:32

Wesley's Notes for John 1:32


1:31 I knew him not - Till he came to be baptized. How surprising is this; considering how nearly they were related, and how remarkable the conception and birth of both had been. But there was a peculiar providence visible in our Saviour's living, from his infancy to his baptism, at Nazareth: John all the time living the life of a hermit in the deserts of Judea, #Luke 1:80|, ninety or more miles from Nazareth: hereby that acquaintance was prevented which might have made John's testimony of Christ suspected.

1:34 I saw it - That is, the Spirit so descending and abiding on him. And testified - From that time.


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.

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