This was in the OP of another thread that is now closed. It has been like pulling teeth to get somone for the free will side to say what John 1:9 means...yet they like to claim it as "their verse". ALL men are given light. or..lighteth. This word "lighteth"....what does it mean in context? King James Version 1:9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. American Standard Version 1:9 There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world. Bible in Basic English 1:9 The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world. Darby's English Translation 1:9 The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man. Douay Rheims 1:9 That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. Noah Webster Bible 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. Weymouth New Testament 1:9 The true Light was that which illumines every man by its coming into the world. World English Bible 1:9 The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world. Young's Literal Translation 1:9 He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man, coming to the world; What is this verse saying? 1) All men will be saved? 2) All men know and understand the gospel? 3) All men and given a chance hear the gospel? 4) God is the one that gives life to all men? 5) other.. Thanks for your input.