Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world.

New American Standard Bible

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

King James Version

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Holman Bible

The true light, who gives light to everyone,
was coming into the world.

International Standard Version

This was the true light that enlightens every person by his coming into the world.

A Conservative Version

He was the TRUE light coming into the world that enlightens every man.

Amplified

There it was -- "the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person.

An Understandable Version

[Now] the true Light, who enlightens all mankind, was [indeed] coming into the world [i.e., to earth].

Anderson New Testament

He was the true Light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man.

Bible in Basic English

The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.

Common New Testament

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

Daniel Mace New Testament

HE was the true Light who came into the world, to enlighten every man.

Darby Translation

The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.

Godbey New Testament

That was the true light, which lighteth every man, coming into the world.

Goodspeed New Testament

The real light, which sheds light upon everyone, was just coming into the world.

John Wesley New Testament

This was the true light, who lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That Word was the true Light, which lightens every man that comes into this world.

Julia Smith Translation

The Light was true, which enlightens every man coming into the world.

King James 2000

That was the true Light, that lights every man that comes into the world.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The true light, who gives light to every person, was coming into the world.

Modern King James verseion

He was the true Light; He enlightens every man coming into the world.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That was a true light, which lighteneth all men that come into the world.

Moffatt New Testament

The real Light, which enlightens every man, was coming then into the world:

Montgomery New Testament

The true Light, which enlightens every man, was then coming into the world.

NET Bible

The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

New Heart English Bible

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.

Noyes New Testament

The true light, which enlighteneth every man, was coming into the world.

Sawyer New Testament

The light was the true [light] which lights every man that comes into the world.

The Emphasized Bible

It, was - The real light that enlighteneth every man - Coming into the world.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world.

Twentieth Century New Testament

That was the True Light which enlightens every man coming into the world.

Webster

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Weymouth New Testament

The true Light was that which illumines every man by its coming into the world.

Williams New Testament

The real light, which sheds light upon everyone, was just coming into the world.

World English Bible

The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.

Worrell New Testament

He was the true Light That lighteth every man coming into the world.

Worsley New Testament

The true light was that which enlightneth every man that cometh into the world.

Youngs Literal Translation

He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man, coming to the world;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

the true
ἀληθινός 
Alethinos 
Usage: 16

φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

φωτίζω 
Photizo 
Usage: 10

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

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

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 1:9

Devotionals containing John 1:9

Images John 1:9

Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

8 He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light. 9 There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not.


Cross References

1 John 2:8

Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shineth.

Isaiah 49:6

yea, he saith, It is too light a thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

John 1:4

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 12:46

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!

John 1:7

The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him.

John 6:32

Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, It was not Moses that gave you the bread out of heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread out of heaven.

John 7:12

And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 15:1

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-7

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:

1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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