John 5:35
Good News Translation
John was like a lamp, burning and shining, and you were willing for a while to enjoy his light.

Contemporary English Version
John was a lamp that gave a lot of light, and you were glad to enjoy his light for a while.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.

was.

John 1:7,8 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. . . .

Matthew 11:11 Amen I say to you, there hath not risen among them that are born of women a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the lesser in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Luke 1:15-17,76,77 For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. . . .

Luke 7:28 For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of men, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. But he that is the lesser in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

2 Peter 1:19 And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts.

and ye.

John 6:66 After this, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Matthew 3:5-7 Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all the country about Jordan: . . .

Matthew 11:7-9 And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind? . . .

Matthew 13:20,21 And he that received the seed upon stony ground, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy. . . .

Matthew 21:26 If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet.

Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.

Galatians 4:15,16 Where is then your blessedness? For I bear you witness that, if it could be done, you would have plucked out your own eyes and would have given them to me. . . .

Context
Testimonies about Jesus
34But I receive not testimony from man: but I say these things, that you may be saved. 35He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light. 36But I have a greater testimony than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to perfect, the works themselves which I do, give testimony of me, that the Father hath sent me.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 21:17
And Abisai the son of Sarvia rescued him, and striking the Philistine killed him. Then David's men swore unto him saying: Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, lest thou put out the lamp of Israel.

Daniel 12:3
But they that are learned, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity.

Mark 1:5
And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of Jerusalem and were baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

2 Peter 1:19
And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts.

Additional Translations
John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you were willing for a season to bask in his light.

He was the lamp burning and shining, and you were willing to rejoice for a season in his light.

He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

He was the lamp that burneth and shineth; and ye were willing to rejoice for a season in his light.

He was the burning and shining lamp, and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

He was the lamp that burneth and shineth: and ye were willing to rejoice for a season in his light.

He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

He was the lamp that burned and shone, and for a time you were willing to be gladdened by his light.

He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.

he was the burning and shining lamp, and ye did will to be glad, for an hour, in his light.
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