Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

John was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.

New American Standard Bible

He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

King James Version

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

Holman Bible

He was not the light,
but he came to testify about the light.

A Conservative Version

That man was not the light, but that he might testify about the light.

American Standard Version

He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light.

Amplified

He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light.

An Understandable Version

He himself was not that Light, but came [only] to testify concerning that Light.

Anderson New Testament

He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light.

Bible in Basic English

He himself was not the light: he was sent to give witness about the light.

Common New Testament

He was not the light, but came to bear witness of the light.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he was not that Light, but was sent to testify of that light.

Darby Translation

He was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.

Godbey New Testament

He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness concerning the light.

Goodspeed New Testament

He was not the light; he came to testify to the light.

John Wesley New Testament

He was not the light, but was sent to testify of the light.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He was not the Light, but was sent to bear witness of the Light.

Julia Smith Translation

He was not that Light, but that he might testify for the Light.

King James 2000

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

That one was not the light, but [came] in order that he could testify about the light.

Modern King James verseion

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He was not that light: but to bear witness of the light.

Moffatt New Testament

He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony to the Light that he appeared.

Montgomery New Testament

He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony concerning the Light that he came into being.

NET Bible

He himself was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.

New Heart English Bible

He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light.

Noyes New Testament

He was not the light, but came to bear witness of the light.

Sawyer New Testament

He was not the light, but to testify of the light.

The Emphasized Bible

He, was not the light, - but, that he might bear witness concerning the light,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He was not the Light, but he came to bear witness to the Light.

Webster

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear testimony of that Light.

Weymouth New Testament

He was not the Light, but he existed that he might give testimony concerning the Light.

Williams New Testament

He was not the light; he came to testify to the light.

World English Bible

He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light.

Worrell New Testament

He was not the Light; but he came, that he might testify concerning the Light.

Worsley New Testament

He was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of the light.

Youngs Literal Translation

that one was not the Light, but -- that he might testify about the Light.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

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

ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

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

was sent to
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 1:8

Images John 1:8

Prayers for John 1:8

Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe because of him. 8 John was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9 This was the true light that enlightens every person by his coming into the world.


Cross References

John 1:20

He spoke openly and, remaining true to himself, admitted, "I am not the Messiah."

John 3:28

You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, "I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.'

Acts 19:4

Then Paul said, "John baptized when they repented, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus."

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