35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

Read John 5:35 Using Other Translations

He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
John was like a burning and shining lamp, and you were excited for a while about his message.