Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

As John was completing his ministry he said [to the great crowds], 'Who do you people think I am? [No], I am not the Messiah. But look, Someone is coming [to Israel] after [I complete] my mission whose sandal straps I am not even worthy to unfasten.'

New American Standard Bible

And while John was completing his course, he kept saying, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, one is coming after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’

King James Version

And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

Holman Bible

Then as John was completing his life’s work, he said, ‘Who do you think I am? I am not the One. But look! Someone is coming after me, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on His feet.’

International Standard Version

When John was finishing his work, he said, "Who do you think I am? I'm not the Messiah. No, but he is coming after me, and I'm not worthy to untie the sandals on his feet.'

A Conservative Version

And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, Whom do ye suppose me to be? I am not, but behold, he comes after me of whom I am not worthy to loose the shoes of his feet.

American Standard Version

And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, What suppose ye that I am? I am not he . But behold, there cometh one after me the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to unloose.

Amplified

And as John was finishing his course [of ministry], he kept saying, ‘What or who do you think that I am? I am not He [the Christ]; but be aware, One is coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie [even as His slave]!’

Anderson New Testament

And as John was finishing his course, he said: Who do you suppose that I am? I am not he; but behold, there is coming after me one, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.

Bible in Basic English

And when John was completing his work, he said, What do I seem to you to be? I am not he; but one is coming after me, whose shoes I am not good enough to undo.

Common New Testament

And as John was completing his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

Daniel Mace New Testament

and in the discharge of his mission, he said, "who do you think I am? I am not the Messias. but there comes another after me, whose shoes I am not worthy to untie."

Darby Translation

And as John was fulfilling his course he said, Whom do ye suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, there comes one after me, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.

Godbey New Testament

And when John fulfilled his course, he said, What do you consider me to be? I am not he: but, behold, there comes one after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose.

Goodspeed New Testament

Toward the end of his career, John said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he! No! Someone is coming after me, the shoes on whose feet I am not fit to untie!'

John Wesley New Testament

And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But behold one cometh after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

Julia Smith Translation

And as John completed the course, be said, Whom think ye me to be? I am not. But, behold, he comes after me, whose shoes of the feet I am not worthy to loose.

King James 2000

And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think you that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But while John was completing [his] mission, he said, 'What do you suppose me to be? I am not [he]! But behold, one is coming after me of whom I am not worthy to untie the sandals of [his] feet!'

Modern King James verseion

And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Who do you think that I am? I am not He. But behold, One comes after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And when John had fulfilled his course, he said, 'Whom ye think that I am? The same am I not, but behold there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.'

Moffatt New Testament

And as John was closing his career he said, 'What do you take me for? I am not He; no, he is coming after me, and I am not fit to untie the sandals on his feet!'

Montgomery New Testament

"And John, when he was finishing his race, repeatedly asked the people. "'Who do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold there comes One after me, whose sandal I am not worthy to unfasten.'

NET Bible

But while John was completing his mission, he said repeatedly, 'What do you think I am? I am not he. But look, one is coming after me. I am not worthy to untie the sandals on his feet!'

New Heart English Bible

As John was fulfilling his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

Noyes New Testament

And as John was finishing his course, he said, Who do ye think that I am? I am not He. But lo I there cometh after me one, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.

Sawyer New Testament

And when John completed his course, he said, Who do you suppose I am? I am not [the Christ]; but behold, there comes after me one the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.

The Emphasized Bible

And, as John was fulfilling his course, he was saying - Whom are ye supposing that I am? I, am not he! But lo! there cometh, after me, one of whom I am not worthy, the sandals of his feet, to loosen.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But as John was finishing his course, he said, Whom do ye suppose me to be? I am not [the Messiah]. But, behold! he is coming after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.

Twentieth Century New Testament

As John was drawing towards the end of his career, he said what do you suppose that I am? I am not the Christ. But there is "One Coming" after me, whose very sandal I am not worthy to untie.'

Webster

And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

Weymouth New Testament

But John, towards the end of his career, repeatedly asked the people, "'What do you suppose me to be? I am not the Christ. But there is One coming after me whose sandal I am not worthy to unfasten.'

Williams New Testament

As John was closing his career, he said, 'What do you take me to be? I am not the Christ; no, but He is coming after me, and I am not fit to untie the shoes on His feet.'

World English Bible

As John was fulfilling his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

Worrell New Testament

And, as John was fulfilling his course, he said, 'What do ye suppose me to be? I am not He. But, behold, there cometh One after me, the sandals of Whose feet I am not worthy to unloose.'

Worsley New Testament

And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, Whom do ye take me to be? I am not He: but behold there cometh one after me, the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to unloose.

Youngs Literal Translation

and as John was fulfilling the course, he said, Whom me do ye suppose to be? I am not he, but, lo, he doth come after me, of whom I am not worthy to loose the sandal of his feet.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

δρόμος 
Dromos 
Usage: 3

he said
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

think ye that
ὑπονοέω 
Huponoeo 
Usage: 3

I
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

am
εἶναι 
Einai 
εἰμί 
Eimi 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 97
Usage: 72

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

he. But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

me
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ὑπόδημα 
Hupodema 
Usage: 6

of
πούς 
Pous 
Usage: 67

πούς 
Pous 
Usage: 67

I am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

ἄξιος 
Axios 
Usage: 28

References

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Hastings

Context Readings

Preaching In The Synagogue At Pisidian Antioch

24 His coming occurred after John [the Immerser] had preached to Israel that those who repented should be immersed [as evidence that they had done so]. 25 As John was completing his ministry he said [to the great crowds], 'Who do you people think I am? [No], I am not the Messiah. But look, Someone is coming [to Israel] after [I complete] my mission whose sandal straps I am not even worthy to unfasten.' 26 "You brothers, descendants of Abraham's family and those of you who respect God very much, this message of salvation was intended for us.


Cross References

Matthew 3:11

"I certainly am immersing you in water following [your] repentance, but the One who follows my [ministry], whose sandals I do not deserve to remove [as His slave], will immerse you people with the Holy Spirit and with fire [i.e., the punishment in hell. See verses

Mark 1:7

In his preaching John said, "One who is more powerful than I am will follow my ministry. I am not [even] worthy to stoop down and loosen the straps of His sandals [i.e., to serve as His slave].

Acts 20:24

But I do not consider my life to be of value, as precious to me, [when compared to the importance of] accomplishing my task and the mission I received from the Lord Jesus to declare the good news of God's unearned favor [through Christ].

Mark 6:16-28

But when King Herod heard [about Jesus], he said, "John, whom I [had] decapitated, has risen."

Luke 3:15-16

Now as people were anticipating [what would happen] and everyone was wondering in their hearts if perhaps John were the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one],

John 1:20-23

Then he declared openly, without denying it, "I am not the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one]."

John 1:26-27

So, John answered them, saying, "I am immersing people in water, but there is Someone among you whom you do not recognize.

John 1:29

On the next day John [the Immerser] saw Jesus approaching him and said, "Look, [there is] the Lamb of God; He [will] take away the sin of the people of the world.

John 1:34

And I have seen and given testimony that this person is the Son of God."

John 1:36

And when he saw Jesus walking by, he said, "Look, [there is] the Lamb of God!"

John 3:27-29

John replied to them, "A person cannot receive anything, unless it has been given to him from [God in] heaven.

John 4:34

Jesus answered them, "My food is doing what God, who sent me, wants me to, and accomplishing His work.

John 7:18

The person who speaks on his own authority is [just] trying to gain honor for himself. But the One who tries to gain honor from God, who sent Him, is [committed to] truth, and there is nothing false in His heart.

John 19:28-30

Now Jesus knew that everything had been completed [i.e., relating to His crucifixion], so then He said, in order to fulfill Scripture [Psa. 69:21], "I am thirsty."

Acts 13:36

For David died and was buried with his forefathers and [his body] decayed after he had served his generation according to the purpose of God.

Acts 19:4

Paul [then] said, "John immersed people who [demonstrated their] repentance, telling them they must believe in Jesus, the One who would come after him."

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves, but [we preach] Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good battle; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [i.e., I have been true to my commitment].

Revelation 11:7

And when they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the pit [See 13:1ff; 17:3,7] will wage war against them, and overpower and kill them.

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