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John 1:6-8


1:6 A man came, sent from God, whose name was John. 1  1:7 He came as a witness 2  to testify 3  about the light, so that everyone 4  might believe through him. 1:8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify 5  about the light.

1 sn John refers to John the Baptist.

2 tn Grk “came for a testimony.”

sn Witness is also one of the major themes of John’s Gospel. The Greek verb μαρτυρέω (marturew) occurs 33 times (compare to once in Matthew, once in Luke, 0 in Mark) and the noun μαρτυρία (marturia) 14 times (0 in Matthew, once in Luke, 3 times in Mark).

3 tn Or “to bear witness.”

4 tn Grk “all.”

5 tn Or “to bear witness.”

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