John 3:28
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New International Version
You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.'

New Living Translation
You yourselves know how plainly I told you, 'I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.'

English Standard Version
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’

Berean Study Bible
You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but am sent ahead of Him.'

Berean Literal Bible
You yourselves bear witness to me that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I am sent before 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 Bible
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Messiah, but I've been sent ahead of Him.'

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are bearing me witness that I said I am not The Messiah, but I am the one sent before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are witnesses that I said, 'I'm not the Messiah, but I've been sent ahead of him.'

New American Standard 1977
“You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye yourselves are my witnesses that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

King James 2000 Bible
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
You yourselves do bear me witness, that I said, I am not Christ, but that I am sent before him.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.'

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

Young's 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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. He also knew that Jesus would increase in honour and influence, for of his government and peace there would be no end, while he himself would be less followed. John knew that Jesus came from heaven as the Son of God, while he was a sinful, mortal man, who could only speak about the more plain subjects of religion. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. Everlasting life could only be had by faith in Him, and might be thus obtained; whereas all those, who believe not in the Son of God, cannot partake of salvation, but the wrath of God for ever rests upon them.
Study Bible
John's Testimony about Jesus
27John replied, “A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. 28You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but am sent ahead of Him.’ 29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom stands by and listens for him, and is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.…
Cross References
John 1:20
He did not refuse to confess, but openly declared, "I am not the Christ."

John 1:23
John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet: "I am a voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.'"
Treasury of Scripture

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

I said.

John 1:20,25,27 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ…

but.

John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

Malachi 4:4,5 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him …

Matthew 3:3,11,12 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, …

Mark 1:2,3 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before …

Luke 1:16,17,76 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God…

Luke 3:4-6 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, …

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