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George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
John 1:27

This is the one who comes after me, and is ahead of me, the one even the strings of whose shoes I am not good enough to untie.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   A.W. Pinks's Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Lapide's 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;   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;   Alford's Commentary;   Mahan's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   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;   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;   Sermon Bible;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Spurgeon's Verse Expositions;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Fourfold Gospel;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Humility;   Jesus, the Christ;   John;   Scofield Reference Index - Life;   Thompson Chain Reference - Humility;   Humility-Pride;   The Topic Concordance - Baptism;   John the Baptist;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Shoes;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - John;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Baptism;   John the baptist;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Baptize, Baptism;   John the Baptist;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Universalists;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Hypostatic union;   Holman Bible Dictionary - John;   Latchet;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - John the Baptist;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Attributes of Christ;   Benedictus;   Dress (2);   Faith ;   John the Baptist;   Latchet ;   Manuscripts;   Sandal, Shoe;   Shoe Sandal;   Uniqueness;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Latchet;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Prophecy;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jesus christ;   John the apostle;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Shoelatchet;  

Encyclopedias:

- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Foot;   Papyrus;   Prefer;   Regeneration;   Shoe;   Text and Manuscripts of the New Testament;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Baptism;   John the Baptist;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
It is He Who, coming after me, is preferred before me, the string of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

The Complete Jewish Bible
He is the one coming after me -- I'm not good enough even to untie his sandal!"

American Standard Version
[even] he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.

Bible in Basic English
It is he who is coming after me; I am not good enough to undo his shoes.

English Revised Version
even he that cometh after me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.

Contemporary English Version
Even though I came first, I am not good enough to untie his sandals."

English Standard Version
even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

Easy-to-Read Version
That person is the One who comes after me. I am not good enough to untie the strings on his shoes."

The Geneva Bible (1587)
He it is that commeth after me, which was before me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthie to vnloose.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
He it is, which though he came after me, was before me, whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to vnloose.

Darby's Translation
he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.

King James Version (1611)
He it is, who comming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to vnloose.

New Revised Standard
the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal."

Douay-Rheims Bible
The same is he that shall come after me, who is preferred before me: the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.

New Century Version
He is the One who comes after me. I am not good enough to untie the strings of his sandals."

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
He it is that cometh after me, and was before me, whose shoe-strings I am not worthy to untie.

Good News Translation
He is coming after me, but I am not good enough even to untie his sandals.>>

Holman Christian Standard
He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie."

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
It is he that cometh after me, which was before me: whose shue lachet I am not worthy to vnlowse.

Mace New Testament (1729)
is preferred before me, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to unloose.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
This One it is who has come after me, who has been before me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the thong of His sandal.

New King James
It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose."

New Living Translation
who will soon begin his ministry. I am not even worthy to be his slave. "

New International Version
He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

King James Version
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

New Life Version
He is the One Who is coming after me. I am not good enough to get down and help Him take off His shoes."

Hebrew Names Version
He is the one who comes after me, who has come to be before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie."

International Standard Version
the one who is coming after me, whose sandal straps I am not worthy to untie."

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
he it is who cometh after me, and he was before me; he, the latchets of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose.

New American Standard Version
"It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

The Emphasised Bible
after me, coming: - Of whom, I, am not worthy that I should unloose the thong of the sandal.

Revised Standard Version
even he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

Tyndale Bible
he it is that cometh after me whiche was before me whose sho latchet I am not worthy to vnlose.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
[even] he that comes after me, the lace of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.

The Webster Bible
He it is, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes' latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

World English Bible
he who comes after me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to untie."

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
He it is, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Weymouth New Testament
He who is to come after me, and whose sandal-strap I am not worthy to unfasten."

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
he it is, that schal come aftir me, that was maad bifor me, of whom Y am not worthi to louse the thwong of his schoo.

Young's Literal Translation
of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the cord of his sandal.'

The Message
He comes after me, but he is not in second place to me. I'm not even worthy to hold his coat for him."

Lexham English Bible
the one who comes after me, of whom I am not worthy to untie the strap of his sandal!"

Contextual Overview

19This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you? 20And he confessed and did not deny it; but he declared, I am not the Christ. 21Then they asked him again, What then? Are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. Are you a prophet? And he said, No. 22Then they said to him, Who are you? so that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say concerning yourself? 23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Straighten the highway of the Lord, as the prophet Isaiah said. 24Those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25And they asked him and said to him, Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor a prophet? 26John answered and said to them, I baptize with water; but among you stands one whom you do not know; 27This is the one who comes after me, and is ahead of me, the one even the strings of whose shoes I am not good enough to untie. 28These things happened in Bethany, at the Jordan crossing, where John was baptizing.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
who
15,30; Acts 19:4
whose
Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:7; Luke 3:16

Cross-References

Genesis 1:1
GOD created the heavens and the earth in the very beginning.

Genesis 1:2
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water.

Genesis 1:7
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament from the waters that were above the firmament; and it was so.

Genesis 1:9
And God said, Let the waters that are under the sky be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so.

Genesis 1:21
And God created great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:25
And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the earth after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 2:18
Then the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper who is like him.

Psalms 139:14
I will praise thee, because of the wonders which thou hast done; marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.

Isaiah 43:7
Even every one who is called by my name; for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him and I have made him.

Malachi 2:15
Did not he make them one? And the rest of the spirits are his also. And therefore a man seeks one offspring from God. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

He it is who coming after me,.... Both into the world, and into the ministry of the word; for John was before Christ, in both these respects, though greatly behind him in others, and therefore he adds,

is preferred before me: being not only of a more excellent nature, the Son of God, and of an higher extract, the Lord from heaven; but in an higher office, and having greater gifts, and the Spirit of God without measure on him; and also being more followed by the people; for John decreased, but he increased: or rather the words may be rendered, who was before me; being the eternal Son of God, whose goings forth were of old, from everlasting; who was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was; the firstborn, or first bringer forth of every creature; and therefore must be before all things, which are created by him; see Gill on John 1:15.

Whose shoes latchet I am not worthy to unloose; which was one of the meanest services done by a servant to his master; see Gill on Matthew 3:11.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Whose shoe‘s latchet - See the notes at Matthew 3:11. The “latchet” of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. John was well known; he was highly honored; thousands came to hear him. Jesus was at that time unknown; but John says that he was unworthy to perform the humblest office for Jesus. So we all should be willing to lay all that we have at the feet of Christ, and feel that we are unworthy to be his lowest servants.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Is preferred before me - Ὁς εμπροσθεν μου γεγονεν, Who was before me. This clause is wanting in BC*L, four others, the Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavonic, and two copies of the Itala, and in some of the primitive fathers. Griesbach has left it out of the text. It is likely that it was omitted by the above, because it was found in John 1:15; and John 1:30. At the end of this verse, EG, and ten others, with some copies of the Slavonic, add, He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.


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