John 1:7
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New International Version
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.

King James Bible
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

Darby Bible Translation
He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.

World English Bible
The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.

Young's Literal Translation
this one came for testimony, that he might testify about the Light, that all might believe through him;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That all men through him might believe - He testified that Jesus was the true light - the true teacher of the way to the kingdom of glory, and the lamb or sacrifice of God, which was to bear away the sin of the world, John 1:29, and invited men to believe in him for the remission of their sins, that they might receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, John 1:32-34. This was bearing the most direct witness to the light which was now shining in the dark wilderness of Judea; and, from thence, shortly to be diffused over the whole world.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a witness.

John 1:19,26,27,32-34,36 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you...

John 3:26-36 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

John 5:33-35 You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth...

Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John truly baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people...

that.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.

John 3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God...

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward...

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Grace
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
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

September 24 Evening
Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.--II COR. 8:9. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.--Thou are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips.--All bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. Ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.--He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself.--We speak that we do know,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 19 Evening
Fellowship in the gospel.--PHI. 1:5. As the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.--That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 15 Morning
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.--I COR. 1:9. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.--God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.--Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.--Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
Malachi 3:1
"I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty.

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--

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 1:19
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

John 1:32
Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.

John 3:26
They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan--the one you testified about--look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him."

John 5:33
"You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.

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