He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
to tell everyone about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.
to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in.
He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.
He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.
This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
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1 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).
2 tn Or “to bear witness.”
3 tn Grk “all.”