John 1:26
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English Standard Version
John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know,

King James Bible
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

American Standard Version
John answered them, saying, I baptize in water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,

Douay-Rheims Bible
John answered them, saying: I baptize with water; but there hath stood one in the midst of you, whom you know not.

English Revised Version
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,

Webster's Bible Translation
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

Weymouth New Testament
"I baptize in water only," John answered, "but in your midst stands One whom you do not know--

John 1:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I baptize with water: but there standeth

The best texts omit but; so that the two clauses illustrate John's characteristic parallelism, and bring out the sharp contrast between the Baptist and his successor.

Among you (μέσος ὑμῶν)

The Greek idiom is a mid one in respect of you. Ἑγὼ, I, and μέσος, a mid one, stand respectively at the head of the parallel clauses, thus emphasizing the two contrasted parties.

Standeth (ἕστηκεν)

The best texts read στήκει, a verb which is kindred to ἕστηκεν, but with the added sense of firm, persistent standing. Thus, stand fast (1 Corinthians 16:13; Galatians 5:1 : Philippians 1:27). The verb emphasizes the firm, dignified attitude of Christ.

Ye know not (ὑμεῖς)

Emphatic.

John 1:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I.

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear...

Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes...

Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Acts 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water...

whom.

John 1:10,11 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not...

John 8:19 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me...

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

John 17:3,25 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent...

Malachi 3:1,2 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek...

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

Cross References
Matthew 3:6
and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Matthew 3:11
"I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mark 1:8
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Luke 3:16
John answered them all, saying, "I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Acts 1:5
for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."

Acts 19:4
And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus."

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