1 John 5:9

“If we receiue the witnesse of men, the witnesse of God is greater: for this is the witnesse of God, which hee hath testified of his Sonne.”

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Other Translations

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
- King James Version

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we take the witness of men to be true, the witness of God is greater: because this is the witness which God has given about his Son.
- Basic English Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God [which] he has witnessed concerning his Son.
- Darby Bible

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God which he hath testified of his Son.
- Webster's Bible

If we accept the testimony of men, God's testimony is greater: for God's testimony consists of the things which He has testified about His Son.
- Weymouth Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son.
- World English Bible

If we resseyuen the witnessing of men, the witnessing of God is more; for this is the witnessing of God, that is more, for he witnesside of his sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

If the testimony of men we receive, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that He hath testified concerning His Son.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:9


5:9 If we receive the testimony of men - As we do continually, and must do in a thousand instances. The testimony of God is greater - Of higher authority, and much more worthy to be received; namely, this very testimony which God the Father, together with the Word and the Spirit, hath testified of the Son, as the Saviour of the world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:9


1Jo 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. We do receive human testimony. We have human testimony of many and unimpeachable witnesses to the facts of the life of Christ, but we have also the greater witness of God. We have the Father's testimony on record, and we have it constantly repeated in his transforming grace. Every one born again to a new life is a new demonstration.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Arshirael Trish Lastone
    Thats True
  • MockingBird
    Read the word of God as it is : There are three 3 that bear record in heaven . Period The Father 1 , The Word 2 , Holy Ghost 3 . Period . Theses three 3 are one . I am one but I am a sister , mother , and aunt : I am three 3 but at the same time I am one .
  • Cecilia Keen
    Doesn't Revelation 4:2 speak of a throne and one sat on the throne?
  • Daphne Harverye
    Love learning and studying the word of God
  • Wayne
    LU2677, read L jn. I:9. If u have sin confess yor sin HE will forgive u yor sin and cleanse u from all sin.
  • Victor jumba
    does the 1john5:7,8 support the doctrine of trinity as shown in verses 7 ending with words i quote the father,the word and the holy ghost and these three are one

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