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John 1:15

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1:15 John 1  testified 2  about him and shouted out, 3  “This one was the one about whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is greater than I am, 4  because he existed before me.’”

John 1:27

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1:27 who is coming after me. I am not worthy 5  to untie the strap 6  of his sandal!”

John 1:30

Context
1:30 This is the one about whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who is greater than I am, 7  because he existed before me.’

1 sn John refers to John the Baptist.

2 tn Or “bore witness.”

3 tn Grk “and shouted out saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant is English and has not been translated.

4 tn Or “has a higher rank than I.”

5 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.

6 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.

7 tn Or “has a higher rank than I.”



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