Amplified Bible (AMP) John 1:12- But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name – [Isa. 56:5.]
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Basic Bible English (BBE) John 1:12 – To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God–that is, to those who had faith in his name:
Common English Bible (CEB) John 1:12 – But those who did welcome him, those who believed in his name, he authorized to become God’s children,
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English Standard Version (ESV) John 1:12 – But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
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Good News Translation (GNT) John 1:12 – Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God’s children.
King James Version (KJV) John 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The Message Bible (MSG) John 1:12 –
But whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said, He made to be their true selves,
their child-of-God selves.
New International Version (NIV) John 1:12 – Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God —
New King James Version (NKJV) John 1:12 – But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
New Living Translation (NLT) John 1:12 – But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
Everyone can call the name of Jesus Christ, but the name of Jesus Christ will only answer to those who as being given license to the name.
In the scripture before it (11), the Bible says; He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
In verse 12 which is our main focus for today it says: but as many that will believe and receive him into their hearts, he gives the right to become the children of God.
It does not matter whether you are tall, or short, black or white, rich or poor, Just believe and receive him into your heart and you will be given power and the right to become a child of God.
That right also include access to the Name of Jesus Christ which is above every other name, and the power in the name of Jesus Christ will begin to answer to you.
I believe that you came in the flesh and died for my sins, and after three days you rose again, and you have been highly exalted and given a name that is above every other name.
That at the mention of your name, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that you are Lord.
I receive you into my heart, and I believe in your personality.
Take the stage of my life and have your way, lead me every step of the way, teach me where I need to be thought. Let your will always triumph over mine, make me a vessel unto honor and glory that is mete for your use at all times in Jesus Name, Amen.
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