Vincent Word Studies - John 1:34 - 1:34

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I saw (ἑώρακα)

Rev., more strictly, according to the perfect tense, I have seen. See on Joh 1:32, and note the different verb for seeing, on which see on Joh 1:18.

Bare record (μεμαρτύρηκα)

Rev., have born witness. Also the perfect tense.

The Son of God

This is the proper reading, but one very important manuscript reads ὁ ἐκλεκτὸς, the chosen. By the phrase John means the Messiah. It has the same sense as in the Synoptic Gospels. Compare Mat 11:27; Mat 28:19. For the sense in which it was understood by the Jews of Christ's day, see Joh 5:18, Joh 5:19; Joh 10:29, Joh 10:30-36. The phrase occurs in the Old Testament only in Dan 3:25. Compare Psa 2:12. On υἱὸς, son, as distinguished from τέκνον, child, see on Joh 1:12.