John 1:27
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New International Version
He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."

New Living Translation
Though his ministry follows mine, I'm not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandal."

English Standard Version
even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”

New American Standard Bible
"It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

King James Bible
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie."

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

NET Bible
who is coming after me. I am not worthy to untie the strap of his sandal!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“This is he who comes after me and he was preferred in honor before me; he whose sandal strap I am unworthy to loose.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He's the one who comes after me. I am not worthy to untie his sandal strap."

Jubilee Bible 2000
he it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

King James 2000 Bible
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's thong I am not worthy to unloose.

American King James Version
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's lace I am not worthy to unloose.

American Standard Version
even he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.

Darby Bible Translation
he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

English Revised Version
even he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.

Webster's Bible Translation
He it is, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes' latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Weymouth New Testament
He who is to come after me, and whose sandal-strap I am not worthy to unfasten."

World English Bible
He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen."

Young's Literal Translation
of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the cord of his sandal.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He it is who coming after me,.... Both into the world, and into the ministry of the word; for John was before Christ, in both these respects, though greatly behind him in others, and therefore he adds,

is preferred before me: being not only of a more excellent nature, the Son of God, and of an higher extract, the Lord from heaven; but in an higher office, and having greater gifts, and the Spirit of God without measure on him; and also being more followed by the people; for John decreased, but he increased: or rather the words may be rendered, who was before me; being the eternal Son of God, whose goings forth were of old, from everlasting; who was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was; the firstborn, or first bringer forth of every creature; and therefore must be before all things, which are created by him; see Gill on John 1:15.

Whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to unloose; which was one of the meanest services done by a servant to his master; see Gill on Matthew 3:11.



John 1:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Mission of John the Baptist
26John answered them saying, "I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know. 27"It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie." 28These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Cross References
Genesis 14:23
that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, 'I made Abram rich.'

Matthew 3:11
"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mark 1:7
And this was his message: "After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

Luke 3:16
John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 1:15
(John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, "This is the one I spoke about when I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'")

John 1:30
This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'

John 10:41
and many people came to him. They said, "Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true."

Acts 13:25
As John was completing his work, he said: 'Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for. But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'

Acts 19:4
Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus."
Treasury of Scripture

He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's lace I am not worthy to unloose.

who.

John 1:15,30 John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom …

Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John truly baptized with the baptism of repentance, …

whose.

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes …

Mark 1:7 And preached, saying, There comes one mightier than I after me, the …

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; …

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