John 1:11
New International Version
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

New Living Translation
He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.

English Standard Version
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

Berean Study Bible
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

Berean Literal Bible
He came to the own, and the own did not receive Him.

King James Bible
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

New King James Version
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

New American Standard Bible
He came to His own, and His own people did not accept Him.

NASB 1995
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

NASB 1977
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

Amplified Bible
He came to that which was His own [that which belonged to Him—His world, His creation, His possession], and those who were His own [people—the Jewish nation] did not receive and welcome Him.

Christian Standard Bible
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.

American Standard Version
He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Contemporary English Version
He came into his own world, but his own nation did not welcome him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

English Revised Version
He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.

Good News Translation
He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He went to his own people, and his own people didn't accept him.

International Standard Version
He came to his own creation, yet his own people did not receive him.

Literal Standard Version
He came to [His] own, and [His] own did not receive Him;

NET Bible
He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him.

New Heart English Bible
He came to his own, and those who were his own did not receive him.

Weymouth New Testament
He came to the things that were His own, and His own people gave Him no welcome.

World English Bible
He came to his own, and those who were his own didn't receive him.

Young's Literal Translation
to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Witness of John
10He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. 11He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—…

Cross References
Isaiah 53:3
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

John 1:10
He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.

John 1:12
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God--

John 19:27
Then He said to the disciple, "Here is your mother." So from that hour, this disciple took her into his home.


Treasury of Scripture

He came to his own, and his own received him not.

came.

Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Acts 3:25,26
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed…

Acts 13:26,46
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent…

and.

John 3:32
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

Isaiah 53:2,3
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him…

Luke 19:14
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.









(11) He came, as distinct from the "was" of the previous verse, passes on to the historic advent; but as that was but the more distinct act of which there had been foreshadowings in every appearance and revelation of God, these Advents of the Old Testament are not excluded.

His own is neuter, and the same word which is used in John 19:27, where it is rendered "his own home." (Comp. John 16:32, margin, and Acts 21:6.) What then was the "home?" It is distinguished from the "world" of John 1:10, and it cannot but be that the home of Jewish thought was the land, the city, the temple bound up with every Messianic hope. Traces of this abound in the Jewish Scriptures. Comp. especially Malachi 3:1, "The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple." (See also Luke 2:49, Note.) . . .

Verse 11. - It is not without interest that the ideas contained in these verses did not need a second century to evolve them; they were current in Paul's letters, a hundred years before the date assigned by some to this Gospel. Here the question arises - Has no more direct approach been made to our race than that which is common to every man? Undoubtedly the whole theocratic dispensation would be ignored if this were not the case - and consequently the evangelist continues the recital of the peculiarities and specialties of the approach of the Logos to the human understanding. He came unto his own possession (εἰς τὰ ἴδια). Here all expositors agree to see the special manifestation of the Logos to the house of Israel, which is called in numerous passages of the Old Testament, God's own possession (Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalm 135:4; Isaiah 31:9). And his own (people) received him not (παρέλαβον; cf. κατέλαβεν of ver. 4, and ἔγνω of ver. 10). Here, again, the most astonishing, direct and prominent illustration of such a statement is seen in the historic ministry of the Lord Jesus, in the terrible record of his rejection by his own people, by his own disciples, by the theocratic chiefs, by the assembled Sanhedrin, by the very populace to whom Pilate appealed to save him from murderous fury. But the significance of the prologue is to my mind missed, if the earlier agelong rejection of the ministry, and light of the Logos, nay, the perpetual and awful treatment which he continually receives from "his own possession," be not perceived. There was a Divine and special sense in which the perpetual coming of the Logos to the world was emphasized by his gracious self-manifestations to the people of Israel. The great Name of Jehovah, the Angel of the presence, the manifestations to Abraham, to Moses, to David, to Elijah, to Isaiah, and Ezekiel; the Shechinah glories, the whole ministry of grace to the house of Israel, was a perpetual coming to his own peculiar possession; but yet the sum total of their history is a continuous repudiation and lapse. They rejected the Lord, they fell in the wilderness, they were turned unto other gods, they went a-whoring after their own inventions. They knew not that God had healed them. The great things of his Law were accounted strange things to them (compare Stephen's apology for an elaborate exposition of this thought). The same kind of treatment has continually been given by the world, and even by those who have boasted of standing in the special lines of his grace. This suggestion cannot he fully expanded here. Chrysostom in loco calls much attention to the argument of the Epistle to Romans (Romans 2:12; Romans 9:30, 32; Romans 10:3, 12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
He came
ἦλθεν (ēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[His]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own,
ἴδια (idia)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[His]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own
ἴδιοι (idioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

{did} not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

receive
παρέλαβον (parelabon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3880: From para and lambano; to receive near, i.e. Associate with oneself; by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn.

Him.
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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