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John 1:26-33 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 “I baptize with[a] water,” John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know Him. 27 He is the One coming after me,[b] whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.”

28 All this happened in Bethany[c] across the Jordan,[d] where John was baptizing.

The Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ 31 I didn’t know Him, but I came baptizing with[e] water so He might be revealed to Israel.”

32 And John testified, “I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him. 33 I didn’t know Him, but He[f] who sent me to baptize with[g] water told me, ‘The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on—He is the One who baptizes with[h] the Holy Spirit.’


  1. John 1:26 Or in
  2. John 1:27 Other mss add who came before me
  3. John 1:28 Other mss read in Bethabara
  4. John 1:28 Another Bethany, near Jerusalem, was the home of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary; Jn 11:1.
  5. John 1:31 Or in
  6. John 1:33 He refers to God the Father, who gave John a sign to help him identify the Messiah. Vv. 32-34 indicate that John did not know that Jesus was the Messiah until the Spirit descended upon Him at His baptism.
  7. John 1:33 Or in
  8. John 1:33 Or in

John 5:13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 But the man who was cured did not know who it was, because Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.[a]


  1. John 5:13 Lit slipped away, there being a crowd in that place

John 8:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 “Even if I testify about Myself,” Jesus replied, “My testimony is valid,[a] because I know where I came from and where I’m going. But you don’t know where I come from or where I’m going.


  1. John 8:14 Or true

John 8:19 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 Then they asked Him, “Where is Your Father?”

“You know neither Me nor My Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father.”

John 8:55 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

55 You’ve never known Him, but I know Him. If I were to say I don’t know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

John 9:29-30 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But this man—we don’t know where He’s from!”

30 “This is an amazing thing,” the man told them. “You don’t know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes!

John 12:35 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

35 Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn’t overtake you. The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.

John 13:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Jesus answered him, “What I’m doing you don’t understand now, but afterward you will know.”

John 14:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?”

John 15:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master[a] is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.


  1. John 15:15 Or lord

John 15:21 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don’t know the One who sent Me.

John 20:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus.

Galatians 4:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Paul’s Concern for the Galatians

But in the past, when you didn’t know God, you were enslaved to things[a] that by nature are not gods.


  1. Galatians 4:8 Or beings

1 Thessalonians 4:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don’t know God.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

taking vengeance with flaming fire on those who don’t know God and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Titus 1:16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work.

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