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.

Discussion for John 1:32

  • Vivian on John 1:32
    was John the only one to see the dove descend upon Jesus?
  • Chris - in Reply on John 1:32
    It seems from the other Scriptures that show Jesus' baptism by John, that it was only John who witnessed the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus. We know that other people were around as John was also baptising them, when Jesus approached him. There isn't any mention of the reaction of the crowd, if indeed they saw this anointing. This was a special revelation to John that Christ was indeed the Messiah, the Son of God, Who would not baptize with water as he was doing, but with the Holy Spirit.


 

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