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

  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    God and his word is ALWAYS two separate things. Numbers 11:23] And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not. Psalm 107:20] He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Proverbs 2:[1] My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;"  
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    John 1:1 is where preachers and congregations get bewitched and stumble over. John 1:1-2 is telling us "The Word was God's Word" and NOT God was the word. The word ((was)) is past tense and ((and)) a conjunction joining three separate thoughts into a sentence. God and his word are two separate things always. God made the world by speaking words and NOT with two hands like you and I have.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:19 AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION THAT LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL --- 3:20 FOR EVERYONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED --- 3:21 FOR EVERYONE THAT DOETH TRUTH COMETH TO THE LIGHT THAT HIS DEEDS MAY BE MADE MANIFEST THAT THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE ----- JOB 38:2 WHO IS THIS THAT DARKENETH COUNSEL BY WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE -----JOB 42:6 WHEREFORE I ABHOR MYSELF AND REPENT IN DUST AND ASHES ----- 42:7 AND IT WAS SO THAT AFTER THE LORD HAD SPOKEN THESE WORDS UNTO JOB THE LORD SAID TO ELIPHAZ THE TEMANITE MY WRATH IS KINDLED AGAINST THEE AND AGAINST THY TWO FRIENDS FOR YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF ME THE THING THAT IS RIGHT AS MY SERVANT JOB HATH
  • 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!

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