Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

John 1:27

Context
NETBible

who is coming after me. I am not worthy 1  to untie the strap 2  of his sandal!”

XREF

Mt 3:11; Mr 1:7; Lu 3:16; Joh 1:15,30; Ac 19:4

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.



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