John 1:20
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New Living Translation
He came right out and said, "I am not the Messiah."

King James Bible
And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.

World English Bible
He declared, and didn't deny, but he declared, "I am not the Christ."

Young's Literal Translation
and he confessed and did not deny, and confessed -- 'I am not the Christ.'

John 1:20 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:20 I am not the Christ - For many supposed he was.

John 1:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
November 21 Evening
His dear Son.--COL. 1:13. Lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.--Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.--The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins.
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February 23 Morning
The blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.--HEB. 12:24. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.--The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.--It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
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April 28 Morning
Behold the Lamb of God.--JOHN 1:29. It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God.--He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to
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May 29 Morning
The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.--LEV. 17:11. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.--The blood of the Lamb.--The precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.--Without shedding of blood is no remission.--The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. By his own blood he entered in once into
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Cross References
Luke 3:15
Everyone was expecting the Messiah to come soon, and they were eager to know whether John might be the Messiah.

John 1:8
John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.

John 3:28
You yourselves know how plainly I told you, 'I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.'

Acts 13:25
As John was finishing his ministry he asked, 'Do you think I am the Messiah? No, I am not! But he is coming soon--and I'm not even worthy to be his slave and untie the sandals on his feet.'

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