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John 1:20 NLT

20 He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.”

Study tools for John 1:20

  • a 1:4 - Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
  • b 1:5 - Or and the darkness has not understood it.
  • c 1:6 - Greek a man named John.
  • d 1:14 - Greek became flesh.
  • e 1:14 - Or grace and truth; also in 1:17 .
  • f 1:16 - Or received the grace of Christ rather than the grace of the law; Greek reads received grace upon grace.
  • g 1:18 - Some manuscripts read But the one and only Son.
  • h 1:19 - Greek and Levites.
  • i 1:21 - Greek Are you the Prophet? See Deut 18:15, 18 ; Mal 4:5-6 .
  • j 1:23 - Isa 40:3 .
  • k 1:26 - Or in; also in 1:31, 33 .
  • l 1:34 - Some manuscripts read the Son of God.
  • m 1:41 - Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
  • n 1:42 - The names Cephas (from Aramaic) and Peter (from Greek) both mean “rock.”
  • o 1:45 - Greek Moses in the law.
  • p 1:51 - Greek going up and down on the Son of Man; see Gen 28:10-17 . “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.