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

  • 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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