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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
John 1:10

He was in the world, and the world was under his hand, and yet the world knew him not.

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- Clarke Commentary;   A.W. Pinks's Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Lapide's Commentary;   Church Pulpit Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Family Bible New Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Golden Chain Commentary;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Geneva Study Bible;   Alford's Commentary;   Haydock's Catholic Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Mahan's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   Gray's Commentary;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Wells of Living Water;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Ryle's Exposiory Thougths;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Horae Homileticae;   Spurgeon's Verse Expositions;   Scofield's Notes;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Fourfold Gospel;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Burkitt's Notes;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Blindness;   Depravity of Man;   Earth;   Jesus, the Christ;   Power;   Unbelief;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ignorance;   Knowledge-Ignorance;   Unknown, Christ;   The Topic Concordance - Belief;   Creation;   Giving and Gifts;   Jesus Christ;   John the Baptist;   Power;   Rebirth/being Born Again;   Receiving;   Witness;   Word of God;   World;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Creation;   Power of Christ, the;  

Dictionaries:

- Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Anthropomorphism;   Hospitality;   Knowledge of God;   Light;   Miracle;   Old Testament in the New Testament, the;   World;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Universalists;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Hypostatic union;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Son of God;   Word, the;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jesus Christ;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Christ, Christology;   John, the Gospel of;   John, the Letters of;   Knowledge;   Word;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Atonement;   John, Gospel of;   Logos;   Trinity;   World;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Atonement (2);   Brotherhood (2);   Claims (of Christ);   Communion (2);   Gospel (2);   Immanence ;   Light;   Manuscripts;   Philo;   Pre-Existence;   Providence;   Wisdom of Christ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Genealogy;   Jesus christ;   Names titles and offices of christ;   Scripture;   Word;   Smith Bible Dictionary - John, Gospel of;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Law of Moses, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Between the Testaments;   Christ, Offices of;   Heavenly;   John, Gospel of;   Prologue;   World (General);  

Devotionals:

- Every Day Light - Devotion for November 30;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].

The Complete Jewish Bible
He was in the world -- the world came to be through him -- yet the world did not know him.

American Standard Version
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not.

Bible in Basic English
He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him.

English Revised Version
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Contemporary English Version
The Word was in the world, but no one knew him, though God had made the world with his Word.

English Standard Version
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.

Easy-to-Read Version
The Word was already in the world. The world was made through him. But the world (people) did not know him.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
He was in the world, and the worlde was made by him: and the worlde knewe him not.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
He was in the worlde, and the worlde was made by hym, and the worlde knewe hym not.

Darby's Translation
He was in the world, and the world had [its] being through him, and the world knew him not.

King James Version (1611)
Hee was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

New Revised Standard
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.

New Century Version
The Word was in the world, and the world was made by him, but the world did not know him.

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
He was in the world; and the world was by his hand; and the world did not know him.

Good News Translation
The Word was in the world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him.

Holman Christian Standard
He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
He was in the worlde, & the worlde was made by him, and ye worlde knewe him not.

Mace New Testament (1729)
he was in the world, even the world that had been made by him, but the world knew him not.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, yet the world did not know Him.

New King James
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

New Living Translation
But although the world was made through him, the world didn't recognize him when he came.

New International Version
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

King James Version
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

New Life Version
He came into the world. The world was made by Him, but it did not know Him.

Hebrew Names Version
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn't recognize him.

International Standard Version
He was in the world, and the world was made through him. Yet the world did not recognize him.

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
In the world was he, and the world by his hand had been made, and the world knew him not.

New American Standard Version
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

The Emphasised Bible
In the world, he was, and, the world, through him, came into existence, and, the world, knew him not.

Revised Standard Version
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.

Tyndale Bible
He was in ye worlde and the worlde was made by him: and yet the worlde knewe him not.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world did not know him.

The Webster Bible
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

World English Bible
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn't recognize him.

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
He was in the world, and the world was made by him; yet the world knew him not.

Weymouth New Testament
He was in the world, and the world came into existence through Him, and the world did not recognize Him.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
He was in the world, and the world was maad bi hym, and the world knew hym not.

Young's Literal Translation
in the world he was, and the world through him was made, and the world did not know him:

The Message
He was in the world, the world was there through him, and yet the world didn't even notice.

Lexham English Bible
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world did not recognize him.

Contextual Overview

5And the same light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it. 6¶There was a man, sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that every man might believe by means of him. 8He was not the light, but to testify concerning the light. 9He was the true light, which lighteth every man who came into the world. 10He was in the world, and the world was under his hand, and yet the world knew him not. 11He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. 12But those who received him, to them he gave power to become sons of God, especially to those who believed in his name; 13Those who are not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but born of God. 14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw his glory, a glory like that of the firstborn of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
was in
18; 5:17; Genesis 11:6-9; 16:13; 17:1; 18:33; Exodus 3:4-6; Acts 14:17; 17:24-27; Hebrews 1:3
and the world was
See note on "Joh 1:3"
Jeremiah 10:11,12; Hebrews 1:2; 11:3
knew
5; 17:25; Matthew 11:27; 1 Corinthians 1:21; 2:8; 1 John 3:1

Cross-References

Genesis 1:4
And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

Deuteronomy 32:4
For his works are perfect; and all his ways are just; he is a faithful God and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

Psalms 104:31
The glory of the LORD endures for ever; the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

He was in the world,.... This is to be understood, not of his incarnation; for the word was denotes past existence in the world, even all the time past from the creation of the world; and the world intends the world in general, as opposed to Judea, and the people of the Jews in the next verse; besides, the incarnation of the word is spoken of in John 1:14 as a new and distinct thing from this: but of his being in the world, when first made, and since, by his essence, by which he fills the whole world; and by his power, upholding and preserving it; and by his providence, ordering and managing all the affairs of it, and influencing and governing all things in it: he was in it as the light and life of it, giving natural life and light to creatures in it, and filling it, and them, with various blessings of goodness; and he was in the promise and type before, as well as after the Jews were distinguished from other nations, as his peculiar people; and he was frequently visible in the world, in an human form, before his incarnation, as in Eden's garden to our first parents, to Abraham, Jacob, Manoah, and his wife, and others,

And the world was made by him: so Philo the Jew often ascribes the making of the world to the Logos, or word, as before observed on John 1:3 and this regards the whole universe, and all created beings in it, and therefore cannot design the new creation: besides, if all men in the world were anew created by Christ, they would know him; for a considerable branch of the new creation lies in knowledge; whereas, in the very next clause, it is asserted, that the world knew him not; and they would also love him, and obey him, which the generality of the world do not; they would appear to be in him, and so not be condemned by him, as multitudes will. To understand this of the old creation, best suits the context, and proves the deity of Christ, and his pre-existence, as the word, and Son of God, to his incarnation,

And the world knew him not; that is, the inhabitants of the world knew him not as their Creator: nor did they acknowledge the mercies they received from him; nor did they worship, serve, and obey him, or love and fear him; nor did they, the greater part of them, know him as the Messiah, Mediator, Saviour, and Redeemer. There was, at first, a general knowledge of Christ throughout the world among all the sons of Adam, after the first promise of him, and which, for a while, continued; but this, in process of time, being neglected and slighted, it was forgot, and utterly lost, as to the greater part of mankind; for the Gentiles, for many hundreds of years, as they knew not the true God, so they were without Christ, without any notion of the Messiah; and this their ignorance, as it was first their sin, became their punishment.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He was in the world - This refers, probably, not to his pre-existence, but to the fact that he became incarnate; that he dwelt among human beings.

And the world was made by him - This is a repetition of what is said in John 1:3. Not only “men,” but all material things, were made by him. These facts are mentioned here to make what is said immediately after more striking, to wit, that men did not receive him. The proofs which he furnished that they ought to receive him were:

1.Those given while he was “in the world” - the miracles that he performed and his instructions; and,

2.The fact that the “world was made by him.” It was remarkable that the world did not know or approve its own Maker.

The world knew him not - The word “knew” is sometimes used in the sense of “approving” or “loving,” Psalm 1:6; Matthew 7:23. In this sense it may be used here. The world did not love or approve him, but rejected him and put him to death. Or it may mean that they did not understand or know that he was the Messiah; for had the Jews known and believed that he was the Messiah, they would not have put him to death, 1 Corinthians 2:8; “Had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” Yet they might have known it, and therefore they were not the less to blame.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

He was in the world - From its very commencement - he governed the universe - regulated his Church - spake by his prophets - and often, as the angel or messenger of Jehovah, appeared to them, and to the patriarchs.

The world knew him not - Αυτον ουκ εγνω - Did not acknowledge him; for the Jewish rulers knew well enough that he was a teacher come from God; but they did not choose to acknowledge him as such. Men love the world, and this love hinders them from knowing him who made it, though he made it only to make himself known. Christ, by whom all things were made, John 1:3, and by whom all things are continually supported, Colossians 1:16, Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3, has way every where, is continually manifesting himself by his providence and by his grace, and yet the foolish heart of man regardeth it not! See the reason, John 3:19; (note).


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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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