New International Version
I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel."
King James Bible
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Darby Bible Translation
and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.
World English Bible
I didn't know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
and I knew him not, but, that he might be manifested to Israel, because of this I came with the water baptizing.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And I knew him not, etc. - John did not know our Lord personally, and perhaps had never seen him, at the time he spoke the words in John 1:15. Nor is it any wonder that the Baptist should have been unacquainted with Christ, as he had spent thirty years in the hill country of Hebron, and our Lord remained in a state of great privacy in the obscure city of Nazareth, in the extreme borders of Galilee.
But that he should be made manifest to Israel - One design of my publicly baptizing was, that he, coming to my baptism, should be shown to be what he is, by some extraordinary sign from heaven.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. 1856. St. John i. 16, 17. "Of His fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." I wish you to mind particularly this word GRACE. You meet it very often in the Bible. You hear often said, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Now, what does this word grace mean? It is really worth your while to know; for if a man or a woman has not grace, they will be very unhappy people, and very disagreeable …
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Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'
Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
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