New International Version
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.
King James Bible
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
Darby Bible Translation
He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
World English Bible
The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.
Young's Literal Translation
this one came for testimony, that he might testify about the Light, that all might believe through him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That all men through him might believe - He testified that Jesus was the true light - the true teacher of the way to the kingdom of glory, and the lamb or sacrifice of God, which was to bear away the sin of the world, John 1:29, and invited men to believe in him for the remission of their sins, that they might receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, John 1:32-34. This was bearing the most direct witness to the light which was now shining in the dark wilderness of Judea; and, from thence, shortly to be diffused over the whole world.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. 1856. St. John i. 16, 17. "Of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." I wish you to mind particularly this word GRACE. You meet it very often in the Bible. You hear often said, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Now, what does this word grace mean? It is really worth your while to know; for if a man or a woman has not grace, they will be very unhappy people, and very disagreeable …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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"I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
(John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, "This is the one I spoke about when I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'")
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan--the one you testified about--look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him."
"You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
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