John 1:7

“The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The same came for a witnesse, to beare witnesse of the light, that all men through him might beleeue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.
- Basic English Bible

He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
- Darby Bible

The same came for a witness, to bear testimony of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
- Webster's Bible

He came as a witness, in order that he might give testimony concerning the Light--so that all might believe through him.
- Weymouth Bible

The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.
- World English Bible

This man cam in to witnessyng, that he schulde bere witnessing of the liyt, that alle men schulden bileue bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

this one came for testimony, that he might testify about the Light, that all might believe through him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:7


1:7 The same came for (that is, in order to give) a testimony - The evangelist, with the most strong and tender affection, interweaves his own testimony with that of John, by noble digressions, wherein he explains the office of the Baptist; partly premises and partly subjoins a farther explication to his short sentences. What St. Matthew, Mark, and Luke term the Gospel, in respect of the promise going before, St. John usually terms the testimony, intimating the certain knowledge of the relator; to testify of the light - Of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:7


Joh 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear testimony of the Light. John came, not so much as a reformer, as a witness. His work, as declared by Malachi, was to be a messenger to go before the Lord (Mal 3:1). In all his preaching he testified of Christ. He pointed his own disciples to Jesus.

Discussion for John 1

  • 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.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Trinity is revealed in this Chapter. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been one since the beginning of time. The Word- Jesus Christ, came down to the world to take away our sins. John had the singular privilege of being a forerunner and baptising Jesus with water who will in turn, baptise with the Holy Spirit. The Book of John is deep.
  • 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.

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