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John 1:19 NIV

John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah

19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leadersa in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

References for John 1:19

    • c 1:19 - The Greek term traditionally translated "the Jews" ("hoi Ioudaioi" ) refers here and elsewhere in John’s Gospel to those Jewish leaders who opposed Jesus; also in 5:10, 15, 16; 7:1, 11, 13; 9:22; 18:14, 28, 36; 19:7, 12, 31, 38.

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      • a 1:5 - Or "understood"
      • b 1:18 - Some manuscripts "but the only Son, who"
      • c 1:19 - The Greek term traditionally translated "the Jews" ("hoi Ioudaioi" ) refers here and elsewhere in John’s Gospel to those Jewish leaders who opposed Jesus; also in 5:10, 15, 16; 7:1, 11, 13; 9:22; 18:14, 28, 36; 19:7, 12, 31, 38.
      • d 1:23 - Isaiah 40:3
      • e 1:26 - Or "in" ; also in verses 31 and 33 (twice)
      • f 1:34 - See Isaiah 42:1; many manuscripts "is the Son of God" .
      • g 1:42 - "Cephas" (Aramaic) and "Peter" (Greek) both mean "rock" .
      • h 1:50 - Or "Do you believe … ?"
      • i 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
      • j 1:51 - The Greek is plural.
      • k 1:51 - Gen. 28:12