1 John 5:11

“And this is the record, that God hath giuen to vs eternall life, and this life is in his Sonne.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
- King James Version

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the witness, that God has given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.
- Darby Bible

And this is the testimony, that God hath given to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son.
- Webster's Bible

And that testimony is to the effect that God has given us the Life of the Ages, and that this Life is in His Son.
- Weymouth Bible

The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
- World English Bible

And this is the witnessyng, for God yaf to you euerlastinge lijf, and this lijf is in his sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this is the testimony, that life age-during did God give to us, and this -- the life -- is in His Son;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:11


5:11 And this is the sum of that testimony, that God hath given us a title to, and the real beginning of, eternal life; and that this is purchased by, and treasured up in, his Son, who has all the springs and the fulness of it in himself, to communicate to his body, the church, first in grace and then in glory.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:11


1Jo 5:11 This is the record. God gives us eternal life through this Son. We know that we have it because we know that we have a new life.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Wayne
    It is written. Luke 12:6. Read and believe!
  • Sam
    Why do you use a question mark at the end of the verse?
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • Luca
    I am blessed it reminds us about the hope we have in Christ our Lord that we must hold on even though its hard to keep focus.thank you
  • Victor
    God has shown himself to me in my life events more than once. Many many times I can look back and know for sure it was him helping me. I also know that everything we get is through our LORD JESUS his beloved son who die for us and was risen on the third day by God our father. Glory to God ,the Lord JEsus and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. AMEN God bless you all, and yes we have eternal life in Jesus our saviuor
  • Esther
    Had to read the whole text. The quote is rather puzzling, having the question mark in the middle of it. John didn't doubt his words and, gladly, neither do I.

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