John 1:21
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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.”

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.

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.

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.

John 1:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

What then? Art thou Elias?

Better, as Rev., Elijah. Some authorities read, What then art thou? Elijah? Elijah, predicted in Malachi 4:5, as the forerunner of the day of the Lord.

Art thou that prophet?

Rev., "the prophet." According to the Greek order, the prophet art thou. See Deuteronomy 18:15, and compare Acts 3:22; Acts 7:37; John 1:46; John 6:14.

No

Observe how the successive denials become shorter.

John 1:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Art thou Elias.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

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 Elias must first come...

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

Art thou that. or, Art thou a.

John 1:25 And they asked him, and said to him, Why baptize you then, if you be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

John 7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

Deuteronomy 18:15-18 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen...

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

Matthew 16:14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 18:15
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers--it is to him you shall listen--

Deuteronomy 18:18
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. 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 will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.

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

Matthew 16:14
And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

Matthew 21:11
And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."

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

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