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John 1:34

ESV And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God."
NIV I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One."
NASB And I myself have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God.'
CSB I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God."
NLT I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God. '
KJV And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
NKJV And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

What does John 1:34 mean?

John, a disciple of Jesus, wrote these words long after John the Baptist, the man mentioned here, had died. During the Baptist's encounters with various people (John 1:19, 29) he often stated that Jesus is the Promised One. He also confirms a title of Jesus first suggested in John 1:14: "the Son of God." The Baptist was told that when he saw the Spirit of God remaining on a man, it would be a sign that this was the Messiah.

John has already told the crowd what he saw (John 1:32). Here, he repeats this claim, something he has seen with his own eyes. The word for "borne witness" is a Greek term implying a specific, direct, personal knowledge. This personal testimony is important, and Jesus will refer to it later. When explaining why people ought to believe Him, one piece of evidence Jesus mentions is the testimony of other people, specifically that of John the Baptist (John 5:32–33).
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