Parallel Verses

Amplified

But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name -- "

New American Standard Bible

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

King James Version

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Holman Bible

But to all who did receive Him,
He gave them the right to be children of God,
to those who believe in His name,

International Standard Version

However, to all who received him, those believing in his name, he gave authority to become God's children,

A Conservative Version

But as many as did accept him, to them he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,

American Standard Version

But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name:

An Understandable Version

But He gave all those who did welcome Him the opportunity of becoming children of God by believing in His name [i.e., as the Messiah].

Anderson New Testament

But as many as received him, to them he gave the privilege of be coming the children of God, even to those who believe on his name;

Bible in Basic English

To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God--that is, to those who had faith in his name:

Common New Testament

But to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

Daniel Mace New Testament

but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God.

Darby Translation

but as many as received him, to them gave he the right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;

Godbey New Testament

But so many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become the children of God, to those believing on His name:

Goodspeed New Testament

But to all who did receive him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God,

John Wesley New Testament

But as many as received him, to them gave he privilege to become the sons of God, to them that believe in his name:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on his name,

Julia Smith Translation

And as many as received him, he gave them authority to be the children of God, to them believing on his name:

King James 2000

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But as many as received him--to those who believe in his name--he gave to them authority to become children of God,

Modern King James verseion

But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God, to those who believe on His name,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to be the sons of God: in that they believed on his name:

Moffatt New Testament

On those who have accepted him, however, he has conferred the right of being children of God, that is, on those who believe in his Name,

Montgomery New Testament

But to all who receive him, to them he has given the right to become children of God, even to those who trust in his name;

NET Bible

But to all who have received him -- those who believe in his name -- he has given the right to become God's children

New Heart English Bible

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name,

Noyes New Testament

But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become children of God,to those who believed in his name;

Sawyer New Testament

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become sons of God, to them that believe on his name,

The Emphasized Bible

But, as many as did receive him, he gave, unto them, authority, children of God, to become, - unto them who were believing on his name:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name:

Twentieth Century New Testament

But to all who did receive him he gave power to become Children of God--to those who believe in his Name.

Webster

But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Weymouth New Testament

But all who have received Him, to them--that is, to those who trust in His name--He has given the privilege of becoming children of God;

Williams New Testament

But to all who did accept Him, and trust in His name, He gave the right to become the children of God,

World English Bible

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:

Worrell New Testament

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those believing in His name;

Worsley New Testament

But as many as received Him, to them granted He the privilege to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name;

Youngs Literal Translation

but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

as many as
ὅσος 
Hosos 
Usage: 76

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

him

Usage: 0

to them

Usage: 0

gave he
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

to become
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

the sons
τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

even to them

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

on
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

his

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 1:12

Devotionals containing John 1:12

Images John 1:12

Prayers for John 1:12

Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

11 He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own -- "His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him. 12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name -- " 13 Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]


Cross References

Galatians 3:26

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.

1 John 3:23

And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us.

John 3:18

He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation -- "he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ's name.]

2 Peter 1:4

By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

1 John 3:1

See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

Isaiah 56:5

To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better [and more enduring] than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

Jeremiah 3:19

And I thought how [gloriously and honorably] I would set you among My children and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage, the most beautiful and best [inheritance] among all nations! And I thought you would call Me My Father and would not turn away from following Me.

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and instead of it being said to them, You are not My people, it shall be said to them, Sons of the Living God!

Matthew 10:40

He who receives and welcomes and accepts you receives and welcomes and accepts Me, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts Me receives and welcomes and accepts Him Who sent Me.

Matthew 12:21

And in and on His name will the Gentiles (the peoples outside of Israel) set their hopes.

Matthew 18:5

And whoever receives and accepts and welcomes one little child like this for My sake and in My name receives and accepts and welcomes Me.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18

So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor,

Galatians 4:6

And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [ Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father!

Colossians 2:6

As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.

1 John 5:12-13

He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life.

John 1:7

This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it [adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it] through him.

John 2:23

But when He was in Jerusalem during the Passover Feast, many believed in His name [identified themselves with His party] after seeing His signs (wonders, miracles) which He was doing.

John 11:52

And not only for the nation but also for the purpose of uniting into one body the children of God who have been scattered far and wide.

John 20:31

But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [ through Who He is].

Acts 3:16

And His name, through and by faith in His name, has made this man whom you see and recognize well and strong. [Yes] the faith which is through and by Him [Jesus] has given the man this perfect soundness [of body] before all of you.

Romans 8:14

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

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