John 3:28

“Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye your selues beare me witnesse, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent ahead of Him.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You yourselves give witness that I said, I am not the Christ. What I said was, I am sent before the Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
- Darby Bible

Ye yourselves bear me testimony, that I said I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
- Webster's Bible

You yourselves can bear witness to my having said, `I am not the Christ,' but `I am His appointed forerunner.'
- Weymouth Bible

You yourselves testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'
- World English Bible

Ye you silf beren witnessyng to me, that Y seide, Y am not Crist, but that Y am sent bifore hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye yourselves do testify to me that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am having been sent before him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 3:28


Joh 3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness. They complain of the fact that Jesus baptized and was very popular at this time, but John refers to the witness he had borne (Joh 1:20,29), and affirms that each is fulfilling the work "given him of heaven" (Joh 3:27).

Discussion for John 3

  • Barbara Gaytan
    I believe that god gave his son to save us from sin and he died on that rugged cross to save us from hell! That's how much he loved us to die for us so why do we not live for him? I love him with all my heart soul body mind and spirit! He's my best friend that never left me when my earthly friends did. He's my everything!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; you wrote: "What sins each of us may or may not be guilty of is irrelevant..." That is completely contrary to all that God teaches and commands us, to REPENT of sins and forsake idols! Jesus has broken the chains that held us under bondage to sin, and gives us the light of life and His Spirit to grow in grace and knowledge of Him. Sin is MOST RELEVANT for it will deceive and destroy!
  • Alex
    Dis. All johns disciples had to be rebaptised with the H.G. IN ACTS 17 JESUS DISCIPLES HAD TO SHOW JOHNS DISCIPLES A MORE PERFECT WAY, John himself asked jesus saying I have NEED to be BAPTISED of YOU .John said behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. not h20.All of the disciples had been water baptised but jesus tells them if i wash thee not you will have no part with me.
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; if as you say, everyone who doesn't believe in Jesus is evil; what does that make the one who tells the unbeliever or unclean, "Stand by yourself, away from me; for I am holier than thou!" The difference between the one who comes to the light, and those who don't; is that our deeds may be manifest; that we give an honest accounting to God, like Abel; and show God our trust in Christ!
  • A disciple
    Alex; There is no competition between Baptism and the Cross! Neither Jesus nor any of the Apostles ever told anyone that had been Baptized by John, that they were in danger of forfeiting the benefits of His Redemptive Sufferings! If we are not Baptized into Christ, and into the Father, and into the Spirit; then we are none of His; and in no wise in a condition to be Baptized with fire and Spirit!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; I understand very much your enthusiasm; but you will find as you go on with the Lord, that there are some serious and important inconsistencies in your thinking just now. Jesus said to the disciple; those who forsook all and were following Him, and loved Him; If you then BEING EVIL know how to give good things to your children..." If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves. HONESTY

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