Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Holman Bible

You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah, but I’ve been sent ahead of Him.’

A Conservative Version

Ye yourselves testify that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent ahead of that man.

American Standard Version

Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

Amplified

You yourselves are my witnesses [you personally bear me out] that I stated, I am not the Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), but I have [only] been sent before Him [in advance of Him, to be His appointed forerunner, His messenger, His announcer].

An Understandable Version

You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one] but [rather] that I was sent [by God] ahead of Him.'

Anderson New Testament

You yourselves will testify for me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Bible in Basic English

You yourselves give witness that I said, I am not the Christ. What I said was, I am sent before the Christ.

Common New Testament

You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but I have been sent before him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

you yourselves can bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but was only sent before him:

Darby Translation

Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

Godbey New Testament

You are witnessing to me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him.

Goodspeed New Testament

You will bear me witness that I said, 'I am not the Christ; I have been sent in advance of him.'

John Wesley New Testament

Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but I am sent before him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye yourselves are my witnesses that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye yourselves testify to me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

King James 2000

You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You yourselves testify about me that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I am sent before that one.'

Modern King James verseion

You yourselves bear witness to me that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye yourselves are witnesses, how that I said, 'I am not Christ: but am sent before him.'

Moffatt New Testament

You can bear me out, that I said, 'I am not the Christ'; what I said was, 'I have been sent in advance of him.'

Montgomery New Testament

You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but have been sent before him.'

NET Bible

You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but rather, 'I have been sent before him.'

New Heart English Bible

You yourselves bear me witness that I said, 'I am not the Messiah,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'

Noyes New Testament

Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I was sent before that man.

Sawyer New Testament

You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but am sent before him.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye yourselves, unto me, bear witness, that, I, said - I, am not the Christ; but - I am sent before, That One.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Messiah, but that I am sent before him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You are yourselves witnesses that I said 'I am not the Christ,' but 'I have been sent before him as a Messenger.'

Webster

Ye yourselves bear me testimony, that I said I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Weymouth New Testament

You yourselves can bear witness to my having said, 'I am not the Christ,' but 'I am His appointed forerunner.'

Williams New Testament

You can bear testimony to me yourselves that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent as His announcer.'

World English Bible

You yourselves testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'

Worrell New Testament

Ye yourselves bear me testimony, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but that I have been sent before Him.'

Worsley New Testament

Ye your selves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but am sent before Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

ye yourselves do testify to me that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am having been sent before him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120


Usage: 0

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764
Usage: 764

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

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

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

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

the Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

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

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

ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

ἔμπροσθεν 
Emprosthen 
before, in sight, of, against, in the sight of, in the presence of, at
Usage: 27

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Additional Testimony By John The Baptist About Jesus

27 John replied, "No one can receive anything unless it has been given to them from heaven. 28 You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, "I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.' 29 It is the bridegroom who gets the bride, yet the bridegroom's friend, who merely stands by and listens for him, is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom's voice. That's why this joy of mine is now complete.


Cross References

John 1:20

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

John 1:23

He replied, "I am ""a voice crying out in the wilderness, "Prepare the Lord's highway,"' as the prophet Isaiah said."

Malachi 3:1

"Watch out! I'm sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly, the LORD you are looking for will come to his Temple. He is the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Watch out! He is coming!" says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Malachi 4:4-5

"Remember the Law of Moses my servant that I gave him at Horeb for all Israel both the decrees and laws.

Matthew 3:3

He was the one the prophet Isaiah was referring to when he said, "He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"

Matthew 3:11-12

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.

Mark 1:2-3

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See! I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way.

Luke 1:16-17

He will bring many of Israel's descendants back to the Lord their God.

Luke 1:76

And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, because you will go ahead of the Lord to prepare his way

Luke 3:4-6

as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "He is a voice calling out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!

John 1:25

They asked him, "Why, then, are you baptizing if you are not the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?"

John 1:27

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

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