Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'"

New American Standard Bible

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.'"

King James Version

John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

Holman Bible

(John testified concerning Him and exclaimed,
“This was the One of whom I said,
‘The One coming after me has surpassed me,
because He existed before me.’”)

A Conservative Version

John testified about him, and cried out, saying, This was he of whom I said, He who comes after me came to be before me, because he was before me.

American Standard Version

John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me.

Amplified

John testified about Him and cried out, This was He of Whom I said, He Who comes after me has priority over me, for He was before me. [He takes rank above me, for He existed before I did. He has advanced before me, because He is my Chief.]

An Understandable Version

John gave testimony about Jesus, shouting out, "This person is the one about whom I said, 'He who will come after me ranks above me because He existed before me.'"

Anderson New Testament

John testified of him, and cried, saying: This is he of whom I said: He that comes after me, is now before me, for he existed before me.

Bible in Basic English

John gave witness about him, crying, This is he of whom I said, He who is coming after me is put over me because he was in existence before me.

Common New Testament

John bore witness of him and cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'"

Daniel Mace New Testament

it was of him that John bare witness, when he made this declaration, "this was he of whom I said, he that cometh after me, was before me; for he did indeed exist before me."

Darby Translation

(John bears witness of him, and he has cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me;)

Godbey New Testament

John beareth witness concerning Him, and cried out saying; This is He of whom I spoke, He that cometh after me has been before me:

Goodspeed New Testament

(John testified to him and cried out??or it was he who said it??He who was to come after me is now ahead of me

John Wesley New Testament

John testified of him and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is preferred before me, for he was before me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

John bore witness of him and cried, saying, This is he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me.

Julia Smith Translation

John testifies for him, and he tried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He coming after me was before me: for he was before me.

King James 2000

John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

John testified about him and cried out, saying, "This one was [he about] whom I said, 'The one who comes after me is ahead of me, because he existed before me.'"

Modern King James verseion

John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, This was He of whom I spoke: He who comes after me has been before me, for He was preceding me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

John bare witness of him and cried, saying, "This was he of whom I spake, which though he came after me, went before me: for he was before me."

Moffatt New Testament

(John testified to him with the cry, 'This was he of whom I said, my successor has taken precedence of me, for he preceded me.')

Montgomery New Testament

John bore witness concerning him, and cried aloud, saying, "This is he of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has been put before me, for he was before me.'"

NET Bible

John testified about him and shouted out, "This one was the one about whom I said, 'He who comes after me is greater than I am, because he existed before me.'"

New Heart English Bible

John testified about him. He shouted out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'"

Noyes New Testament

John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me hath gone before me; for he was before me.

Sawyer New Testament

John testified of him, and cried, saying, This is the one of whom I said, He that comes after me existed before me, for he was before me.

The Emphasized Bible

(John beareth witness concerning him, and hath cried aloud, saying - the same, was he that said - He who, after me, was coming, before me, hath advanced; because, my Chief, was he.)

Thomas Haweis New Testament

John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was.

Twentieth Century New Testament

(John bears witness to him; he cried aloud--for it was he who spoke--"'He who is Coming' after me is now before me, for he was ever first");

Webster

John testified concerning him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that cometh after me, is preferred before me; for he was before me.

Weymouth New Testament

John gave testimony concerning Him and cried aloud, saying, "This is He of whom I said, 'He who is coming after me has been put before me,' for He was before me."

Williams New Testament

John testified to Him and cried out, for this was the one who said, "The One who is coming after me has been put before me, because He existed before me."

World English Bible

John testified about him. He cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.'"

Worrell New Testament

John testifies concerning Him, and has cried, saying, "This was He of Whom I said, 'He That cometh after me hath become before me, because He was before me;'"

Worsley New Testament

Of Him did John bare witness, and publicly declared, saying, This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me; for He was before me.

Youngs Literal Translation

John doth testify concerning him, and hath cried, saying, 'This was he of whom I said, He who after me is coming, hath come before me, for he was before me;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

him

Usage: 0

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

κράζω 
Krazo 
Usage: 58

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

he of whom
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I spake
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

He that

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

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

ὄπίσω 
Opiso 
Usage: 20

me
μοῦ 
Mou 
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313
Usage: 313

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

ἔμπροσθεν 
Emprosthen 
πρῶτος 
Protos 
before, in sight, of, against, in the sight of, in the presence of, at
first, chief, first day, former,
Usage: 27
Usage: 67

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

he was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

14 The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth. 15 John told the truth about him when he cried out, "This is the person about whom I said, "The one who comes after me ranks higher than me, because he existed before me.'" 16 We have all received one gracious gift after another from his abundance,


Cross References

Matthew 3:11

I am baptizing you with water as evidence of repentance, but the one who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not worthy to carry his sandals. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Proverbs 8:22

"The LORD made me as he began his planning, before his ancient activity commenced.

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Micah 5:2

"As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me will emerge from you. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity.

Matthew 3:13-17

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

Mark 1:7

He kept proclaiming, "The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not worthy to bend down and untie his sandal straps.

Luke 3:16

John replied to all of them, "I'm baptizing you with water, but one is coming who is more powerful than I, and I'm not worthy to untie his sandal straps. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 1:1-2

In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:7-8

He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of him.

John 1:27

the one who is coming after me, whose sandal straps I am not worthy to untie."

John 1:29-34

The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

John 3:26-36

so they went to John and told him, "Rabbi, the man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, the one about whom you testified look, he's baptizing, and everyone is going to him!"

John 5:33-36

You have sent messengers to John, and he has testified to the truth.

John 8:58

Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, before there was an Abraham, I AM!"

John 17:5

"So now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world existed.

Philippians 2:6-7

In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping.

Colossians 1:17

He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus, the Messiah, is the same yesterday and today and forever!

Revelation 1:11

saying, "Write on a scroll what you see, and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, "Stop being afraid! I am the first and the last,

Revelation 2:8

"To the messenger of the church in Smyrna, write: "The first and the last, who was dead and became alive, says this:

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