1 John 5:7

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For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 1 John 5:7

For there are three that beare record in heauen, the Father, the Word, and the holy Ghost: and these three are one.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there are three that testify:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is true.
- Basic English Bible

For they that bear witness are three:
- Darby Bible

For there are three that bear testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one.
- Webster's Bible

For there are three that give testimony-- the Spirit, the water, and the blood;
- Weymouth Bible

For there are three who testify:
- World English Bible

For thre ben, that yyuen witnessing in heuene, the Fadir, the Sone, and the Hooli Goost; and these thre ben oon.
- Wycliffe Bible

because three are who are testifying [in the heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these -- the three -- are one;
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:7

5:7 What Bengelius has advanced, both concerning the transposition of these two verses, and the authority of the controverted verse, partly in his Gnomon, and partly in his Apparatus Criticus, will abundantly satisfy any impartial person. For there are three that testify - Literally, testifying, or bearing witness. The participle is put for the noun witnesses, to intimate that the act of testifying, and the effect of it, are continually present. Properly, persons only can testify; and that three are described testifying on earth, as if they were persons, is elegantly subservient to the three persons testifying in heaven. The Spirit - In the word, confirmed by miracles. The water - Of baptism, wherein we are dedicated to the Son, (with the Father and Spirit,) typifying his spotless purity, and the inward purifying of our nature. And the blood - Represented in the Lord's supper, and applied to the consciences of believer. And these three harmoniously agree in one - In bearing the same testimony, - that Jesus Christ is the divine, the complete, the only Saviour of the world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:7

1Jo 5:7 There are three that bear record in heaven, etc. This verse is not found in the Revised Version or in any ancient MS. It is no doubt an interpolation.


Comments for 1 John 5:7

John Lamay's comment on 2015-09-03 06:30:33:



James English's comment on 2015-08-18 08:00:56:

I still see so many differences on the question as to who is the father of Jesus.If he was born in in the same manner as everyone else.The virgin Mary by being the mother by immaculete conception issue still leaves the question open.


Julian's comment on 2015-08-04 01:45:07:

The Holy Trinity is in the very centre of our Christian faith. In this verse, we learn that there is one God "these three are one" , in three divine persons "the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost" . The Father, who sends His only-begotten Son to the world for our salvation. The Word cf. St. John 1:1 : that is, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who is truly God and truly man. He took upon himself the human flesh, so that in the flesh He might suffer for us the cruel death on the Cross, by which we are saved. The Holy Ghost, who is the giver of life, and proceeds from the Father and the Son. This is a great mystery of our faith, that we can meditate upon day after day.


Shehab's comment on 2015-06-26 06:14:14:

1 John 5:7 IS NOT FOUND IN THE ANCIENT GREEK BIBLES! This verse is added in the late 13th century in some of the bibles, then it became an official verse in most bibles by the 15th century! this verse is added to support the trinity , where there is no trinity in the bible..God is one not three in one...God is a spirit as Jesus said..the Holy Spirit..the father is God, the son is the flesh, the common factor between the father and the son is the Holy Spirit...Thats why Jesus is Lord, because of his eternal spirit The Holy Spirit ...Peace brothers and sisters in Christ..OUR LORD GOD IS ONE


Ruth's comment on 2015-04-19 16:25:43:

Jesus was asked by Philip to, "Shew us the Father. " Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? God also says there is no god beside him and he will not share his glory with another. HE is ONE God, Father in creation, he became the son when he dwelled in the body he created, and he is the Holy Spirit. ONE GOD. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. The Bible is full of the oneness of God. It does not teach trinity.


John's comment on 2015-03-25 11:45:29:

1 John 5:7 as it appears in the KJV and the NKJV referring to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and also as it appears in the other versions, without reference to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, does not alter the fact that Jesus told his disciples to baptise people in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit the triune God . Similarly , it does not alter the statements made by Jesus concerning the fact that He and the Father are one, and, for example, that he who has seen the Son has seen the Father. Furthermore, the prophecy in Isaiah referers to Jesus as Emmanuel, or "God with us. " Also, in Genesis, for example, God is quoted as referring to Himself as "Us. " There are many other Biblical references that pass the test of God being God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, without necessarily using the word "trinity. " It would be wise therefore, not to dare to cause believers to doubt the truth about the triune God, and not lead those searching for the truth astray.


Xii Xian Anthimony's comment on 2015-03-20 04:20:23:

Father is God, Son is God, Holy Spirit is God,There is but One God 1x1x1 1 tri-unity


Aruna's comment on 2015-02-14 21:39:53:

I READ Adrian Manjas 's comment and Tosyn 's comment and Bernhard Gerhards 's comment all those are very very good


Delivered's comment on 2015-01-19 19:21:05:

1 John 5:7. Amen. I believe in the 'trinity ' as they call it. Father as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit which is the feminine Mother composite of God. The Bible has so many examples of this: In Genesis God said let "us " make man in "our " image..When they built the tower of Babel God referred to Himself as "us " again. Jesus even said He and the Father are one, meaning He as the Son is also God in the flesh. Praise God for all that He 's done for us


MockingBird's comment on 2015-01-19 05:54:35:

The word says that : The Father : The Word Jesus : The Holy Ghost : are one and they are in heaven and they bear record of each other and they are one. I am a mother : a sister and an Aunt and I bear record of the three and I are one.


Ralph's comment on 2014-11-21 12:00:33:

1John5 7, added to prove a trinity which is not scriptural. Trinity says the one is not the other, but according to the Word is the one the other, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are mere titles for our one God. People have been misled by making them believe that Jesus is in the Godhead, no, he isn 't. Colossians 2 9 For in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily Who is this him, thats Jesus This name Jesus is the name above every other name, the God of the Old and New testament.


Imran's comment on 2014-10-15 05:51:30:

the word TRINITY doesn 't exist any ware in the bible. then why u doing this foolish thing. this verses 1 John 5 7 is concoction and fabrication and the Interpolation. I am not saying this. They famous christian scholars says this.


Bernhard Gerhards's comment on 2014-09-23 15:58:19:

Thank you Lord Jesus for saving all our lifes, given us your word, sending us your Holy Spirit, so you can live in everyone of us at the same time, to lead us, to console us, strengthen us. Look at Romans 1 20 the "Godhead " is clearly seen in Nature.. when God created this World, he must be clearly seen in everything he has made.. i see the "three " that is a Oneness in everything that exists, example in Light, the Base are 3 Colours, from this all Colours are possible.. the Base of Music a chord has 3 notes, we have past present and future in time, you know the expiriment 2nd year Highschool "Triple Point " Where Ice, Water and Vapour are together at the same time? the Base is always three, or here proton, neutron, Electron, or did you ever try to cut Quarks into Half? It 's not possible, it 's always one third or two third. the strongest structure is a triangle.. each code word in the book of Life DNA has 3 Letters. or on TV Screen you have 3 primary Colours. what is light? very fast! see Maxwells theorem Electromagnetic radiation uses Three. So God 's Fingerprint is shown in all Creation. TRINITY. Jesus is with us, dwelling in us, he said i send you the Holy Spirit.. hope this helps each of you a bit further.. you could also ask God himself, you are his Children, made in his Image.. just look at your Body parts, they base is always three Parts.. humble yourself, open your heart and let the Holy Spirit move in you.. then you will know.. not by logic, but on a higher level in Spirit and truth in your Heart.. you only have to ASK. May the grace and Peace of our Lord be with you.. in Jesus Name, Amen.


Christine's comment on 2014-09-16 00:34:21:

GOD the Father, Son who is the Word that became flesh and the Holy Spirit are ONE. Matthew 28 19 speaks of baptising in the NAME of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. The NAME spoken of here is JESUS CHRIST. Acts 8 16 tells us that 'they had simply been baptised in the NAME of the Lord JESUS CHRIST.


Peter's comment on 2014-03-30 12:26:32:

1 John 5 7 is the strongest testimony anywhere in the Holy Bible supporting the doctrine of the Trinity! It enumerates the three persons of God and declares they are ONE. It reinforces what is stated in John 1 1 that the Word WAS God. Modern versions delete or attack 1 John 5 7. This is an attack of Satan these modern translators will face the wrath of God on the day of judgment for taking away from His holy word Revelation 22 18 19.


Jess's comment on 2014-01-29 14:58:50:

John 14:7"If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him." 8Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." 9Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know ME, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father '? Also in Matthew 28:18-19 it says 18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to ME in heaven and on earth. 19"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit," All authority is given to Jesus. When Philip seen Him, He saw the Father. John 17:6 says 6"I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. What is the Father's name? He is the same God who dwelt among us in the flesh.


JOJO's comment on 2014-01-07 11:28:17:

WORD of God.....From GEN to Rev..IS ALL TRUTH......TRINITY is like an APPLE(The core,fruit,skin)there one!!!Same thing, hope this helps by EXAMPLE!!!! God is ETERNAL,SPIRIT,LOVE,OMNIPOTENCE,OMNIPRESENT,OMNISCIENT.


Debra's comment on 2014-01-02 12:30:51:

The bible tells us that many will not receive truth. This is heavenly not earthly a fleshly mine can't comprehen the things of God. The bible tell us they are one why are you trying to disect them the bible say 1Tim.3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness was manifest in the flesh justified in the Spirit, seen of angel preached unto to, believed on on into the world, received up into glory. Plan as the nose on your face. Stop try to put it together in your mind. Have to seek God for he is not from this world. The bible say His thoughts are are not like our, His ways are not like ours. Not trying to change anyone mind. If God can't know one can. Must first be born again seek his face an pray and he will give you understanding. Some of us don't believe the Holy Ghost is for us that's the comforter Jesus was speaking of.This world is blinded by the devil that we will not truth God at his word. We want to see it way and not God. This way is a suffering way but God gives us joy along the way. Need to get in his will. He will give us to know Him after the Spirit because he that hunger and thrist after righteousness shall be fill.


Erickson's comment on 2013-11-23 00:52:46:

The most very important today, we receive Jesus CHRIST as LORD and saviour now, and share the gospel of salvation the death,burial,resurrection of Jesus Christ


Toni's comment on 2013-11-15 07:11:22:

We are saved by believing that Jesus is the Son of the living God. Jesus is not God. He is His Son. Jesus is the word of God manifested in the flesh to bring salvation to them that believe on His name and call upon Him.
Jesus says in John 5:37-40 "And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."
Don't let the word become a stumblingblock. In that day many are going to come before Jesus and say didn't we testify in your name and cast out devils and Jesus is going to say "depart from me all ye workers of iniquity. I never knew ye." The only people Jesus is going to accept are the ones who had the faith to trust and believe that He is the Son of the living God.

40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.


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