New Living Translation
He came right out and said, "I am not the Messiah."
King James Bible
And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.
World English Bible
He declared, and didn't deny, but he declared, "I am not the Christ."
Young's Literal Translation
and he confessed and did not deny, and confessed -- 'I am not the Christ.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:20 I am not the Christ - For many supposed he was.
LibraryNovember 21 Evening
His dear Son.--COL. 1:13. Lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.--Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.--The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. …
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Everyone was expecting the Messiah to come soon, and they were eager to know whether John might be the Messiah.
John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.
You yourselves know how plainly I told you, 'I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.'
As John was finishing his ministry he asked, 'Do you think I am the Messiah? No, I am not! But he is coming soon--and I'm not even worthy to be his slave and untie the sandals on his feet.'
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