New American Standard Bible
"It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."
King James Bible
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
Darby Bible Translation
he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.
World English Bible
He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen."
Young's Literal Translation
of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the cord of his sandal.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whose shoe's latchet - See the notes at Matthew 3:11. The "latchet" of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. John was well known; he was highly honored; thousands came to hear him. Jesus was at that time unknown; but John says that he was unworthy to perform the humblest office for Jesus. So we all should be willing to lay all that we have at the feet of Christ, and feel that we are unworthy to be his lowest servants.
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His name shall be called Wonderful.--ISA. 9:6. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.--Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.--JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.--God . . . hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …
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that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, 'I have made Abram rich.'
"As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
And he was preaching, and saying, "After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals.
John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'"
"This is He on behalf of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'
Many came to Him and were saying, "While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true."
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