John 1:9

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That was the true light, which lighteth euery man that commeth into the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There was the true light, `even the light' which lighteth every man, coming into the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.
- Basic English Bible

The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.
- Darby Bible

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
- Webster's Bible

The true Light was that which illumines every man by its coming into the world.
- Weymouth Bible

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
- World English Bible

There was a very liyt, which liytneth ech man that cometh in to this world.
- Wycliffe Bible

He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man, coming to the world;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:9


1:9 Who lighteth every man - By what is vulgarly termed natural conscience, pointing out at least the general lines of good and evil. And this light, if man did not hinder, would shine more and more to the perfect day.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:9


Joh 1:9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. The Revised Version reads, "There was the true light, [even the light] which lighteth every man, coming into the world". Grammatically, both in the Greek and the English, "coming" may belong to the "light", or "every" man. We believe that it should agree with "light". That was the true or real Light who, when he comes into the world, enlightens every man. Jesus says, "I am come a light into the world" (Joh 12:46).

Discussion for John 1

  • 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.
  • 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

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