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John 3:28

    John 3:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You yourselves give witness that I said, I am not the Christ. What I said was, I am sent before the Christ.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

    World English Bible

    You yourselves testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

    Barnes' Notes on John 3:28

    Bear me witness - You remember that at first I told you I was not the Messiah. As he had been "witness" to Jesus - as he came for no other end but to point him out to the Jews, they ought not to suppose that he was his superior. It was but reasonable to expect that Christ himself would be more successful than his forerunner. "I came, not to form a separate party, a special sect, but to prepare the way that he might be more successful, and that the people might be ready for his coming, and that he might have the success which he has actually met with. You should rejoice, therefore, at that success, and not envy it, for 'his success' is the best proof of the greatness of my word, and of its 'success also.'"