John 1:27

NET ©

who is coming after me. I am not worthy to untie the strap of his sandal!”

NIV ©

He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."

NASB ©

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

NLT ©

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

MSG ©

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

BBE ©

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

NRSV ©

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

NKJV ©

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

KJV
He
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it is
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who
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coming
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after
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me
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is preferred
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before
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me
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whose
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shoe's
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latchet
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I
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am
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not
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worthy
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to
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unloose
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GREEK
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ADV
mou
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P-1GS
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PRT-N
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[egw]
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A-NSM
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CONJ
lusw
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V-AAS-1S
autou
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P-GSM
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T-ASM
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N-GSN
NET © [draft] ITL
who is coming
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after
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me
<3450>
. I
<1473>
am
<1510>
not
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worthy
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to
<2443>
untie
<3089>
the strap
<2438>
of his
<846>
sandal
<5266>
!”
NET © Notes

tn Grk “of whom I am not worthy.”

sn The humility of John is evident in the statement I am not worthy. This was considered one of the least worthy tasks of a slave, and John did not consider himself worthy to do even that for the one to come, despite the fact he himself was a prophet.

tn The term refers to the leather strap or thong used to bind a sandal. This is often viewed as a collective singular and translated as a plural, “the straps of his sandals,” but it may be more emphatic to retain the singular here.