John 1:6

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There was a man sent from God, whose name was Iohn.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Basic English Bible

There was a man sent from God, his name John.
- Darby Bible

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Webster's Bible

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
- Weymouth Bible

There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
- World English Bible

A man was sent fro God, to whom the name was Joon.
- Wycliffe Bible

There came a man -- having been sent from God -- whose name [is] John,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:6


1:6 There was a man - The evangelist now proceeds to him who testified of the light, which he had spoken of in the five preceding verses.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:6


Joh 1:6 There was a man sent from God. The writer now speaks of a witness to the Light, John, a man sent from God (Joh 1:7,8). He was called to his work from his mother's womb (Lu 1:13-17).

Discussion for John 1

  • Bruce
    --- Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold --- but with the Precious Blood of Christ as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot.1Peter 1:18-19 /--- He was led as a Sheep to the slaughter and like a Lamb dumb before His shearer---Acts 8:32. / Thank you for being on here,it helps us believers to be stronger and more in His Word. Whosoever: Revelation 20:15. Forever.
  • Insight777
    Jesus is the shepherd not the lamb. John said behold the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God is the church that takes away the sins of the world by teaching=shedding the blood of Christ which is the new testament taught to them by Jesus. Water baptism is taught for the remission of sin and the voice of God approves. John was telling Jesus, here is your lamb=church that you come to lead to God and save.
  • Lu2677
    John 1:5"And the light shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not." The context of the verse is Jesus is the light in a dark world. And the wicked of his day did not comprehend who he was. Jesus is the Word; Those that walk in darkness cannot comprehend the Word of God; Scripture. They add to it, take away from it, reject it, hate it, they turn the word of God into lewdness,
  • Peter
    John 1 is a very important charter where we can see Jesus as God and God in Jesus wherein the Trinity is explicitly defined and explained. John the baptist also gives it clearly. What more can one not believe this witness and testimony. Truly Jesus is God and John the Apostle gives an eye witness of everything as he saw, knew and testify so that we can believe in Jesus Christ the Lord. amen.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - Thank-you for your concern but - I didn't have you in mind when I posted anything about the Godhead. I had people in mind who might be hungry for truth OR - want to see some truth on here that are of the same mind as me. I don't care who comments on my postings, I know the truth of God's word, and have for nearly 50 yrs.; not quite 50, but close. Matt.28:19; Acts2:38; 4:10
  • Lu2677
    Irene, I see from your post 3mo. ago and your post where you say God was alone when he said"Let us make man in our image" that you have no understanding of John 1:1. Do you not know that The Word and Jesus is one in the same?

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