John 1:21
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New International Version
They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

New Living Translation
"Well then, who are you?" they asked. "Are you Elijah?" "No," he replied. "Are you the Prophet we are expecting?" "No."

English Standard Version
And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

Berean Study Bible
"Who are you then?" they inquired. "Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."

Berean Literal Bible
And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he says, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he answered, "No."

New American Standard Bible
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."

King James Bible
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What then?" they asked him. "Are you Elijah?"" I am not," he said." Are you the Prophet?"" No," he answered."

International Standard Version
So they asked him, "Well then, are you Elijah?" John said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

NET Bible
So they asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not!" "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No!"

New Heart English Bible
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they asked him again, “What, therefore? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “No.” “Are you a Prophet”, and he said “No.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They asked him, "Well, are you Elijah?" John answered, "No, I'm not." Then they asked, "Are you the prophet?" John replied, "No."

New American Standard 1977
And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he said, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.

King James 2000 Bible
And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.

American King James Version
And they asked him, What then? Are you Elias? And he said, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.

American Standard Version
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they asked him: What then? Art thou Elias? And he said: I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered: No.

Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.

English Revised Version
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? and he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

Weymouth New Testament
"What then?" they inquired; "are you Elijah?" "I am not," he said. "Are you the Prophet?" "No," he answered.

World English Bible
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."

Young's Literal Translation
And they questioned him, 'What then? Elijah art thou?' and he saith, 'I am not.' -- 'The prophet art thou?' and he answered, 'No.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:19-28 John disowns himself to be the Christ, who was now expected and waited for. He came in the spirit and power of Elias, but he was not the person of Elias. John was not that Prophet whom Moses said the Lord would raise up to them of their brethren, like unto him. He was not such a prophet as they expected, who would rescue them from the Romans. He gave such an account of himself, as might excite and awaken them to hearken to him. He baptized the people with water as a profession of repentance, and as an outward sign of the spiritual blessings to be conferred on them by the Messiah, who was in the midst of them, though they knew him not, and to whom he was unworthy to render the meanest service.
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
20He did not refuse to confess, but openly declared, “I am not the Christ.” 21“Who are you then? they inquired. “Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22So they said to him “Who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:15
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.

Deuteronomy 18:18
'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Malachi 4:5
"Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.

Matthew 11:14
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.

Matthew 16:14
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

Matthew 21:11
The crowds replied, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."

John 1:22
So they said to him "Who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"

John 1:25
asked him, "Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"

John 6:14
When the people saw the sign that Jesus had performed, they began to say, "Truly this is the prophet who is to come into the world."

John 7:40
On hearing these words, some of the people said, "This is truly the Prophet."
Treasury of Scripture

And they asked him, What then? Are you Elias? And he said, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No.

Art thou Elias.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the …

Matthew 11:14 And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

Matthew 17:10-12 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that …

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn …

Art thou that. or, Art thou a.

John 1:25 And they asked him, and said to him, Why baptize you then, if you …

John 7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, …

Deuteronomy 18:15-18 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle …

Matthew 11:9-11 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you, and …

Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; …

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