John 3:30

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

He must increase, but I must decrease.
New King James Version

“He must increase, but I must decrease.
New American Standard Bible

“He must increase, but I must decrease.
New International Version

He must become greater; I must become less.
The Amplified Bible

He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

It is necessary in the nature of the case for that One to become constantly greater but for me constantly to be made less.
Phillips’ Modern English

He must grow greater and greater and less and less.
Williams’ Language of the People

He must grow greater and greater, but less and less.”
Jn. 3:29 π Jn. 3:31
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