John 3:30

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 3:30

Hee must increase, but I must decrease.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He must increase, but I must decrease.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He must increase, but I must decrease.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He has to become greater while I become less.
- Basic English Bible

He must increase, but I must decrease.
- Darby Bible

He must increase, but I must decrease.
- Webster's Bible

He must grow greater, but I must grow less.
- Weymouth Bible

He must increase, but I must decrease.
- World English Bible

It bihoueth hym to wexe, but me to be maad lesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Him it behoveth to increase, and me to become less;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 3:30

Wesley's Notes for John 3:30


3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease - So they who are now, like John, burning and shining lights, must (if not suddenly eclipsed) like him gradually decrease, while others are increasing about them; as they in their turns grew up, amidst the decays of the former generation. Let us know how to set, as well as how to rise; and let it comfort our declining days to trace, in those who are likely to succeed us in our work, the openings of yet greater usefulness.


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