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

  • No one cares
    The bible tells us that we should know a tree by the fruit that it bares.......an apple tree will not bare bare figs and an orange tree will not bare apples. A man cannot serve two gods. Therefore a sinner pretending to be a Saint is still a sinner.
  • EARL WRIGHT
    NO YOU CAN NOT SERVE TWO MASTERS,MATT;6;24 ONLY TO SPIRITS ON THIS EARTH,BOTH CAN NOT BE IN YOU AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN YOU SIN SATIN ENTER YOUR BODY,IF YOU REPENT,THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN RE-ENTER. YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE FOR GODS SPIRIT;1-COR;;AND 6;19..2-COR;5;17-WE ARE A NEW CREATION,THIS HAPPEN AT YOUR BAPTISM; 1-COR;15;22;THE GREEK WORD FOR BAPTISM IS BURIAL(SOMETHING DIED THE FLESH;NO MORE SPACE TO
  • Wayne
    How does Baptist theology and vv 18-19 relate? Can one be godly and a sinner at the same time? Can one be a sinning saint? Can one be " dead to sin" and still partake of ungodliness? Just wondering.
  • Jack
    does verse 15 talking about you can fall from grace and in that condition lose salvastion if not what does it mean
  • Ron Rhumb
    This is an excellent book to help all Gods children understand his wonderful nature that the kenites would like to continue to hide from us.
    Don't be beguiled by them.
    Study to show yourself approved!
    Let God know you love him.
  • Lu2677
    Rose Anne Enriquez, It is not a sin to drink wine. It is a sin to be addicted to strong drink, and drunkeness.
    1 Timothy 5:23, Romans 14:21, Ephesians 5:18, Psalms 4:17, John 4:46, etc.
    There are many verses where God instructed some people not to drink wine.
    If you put the word wine in the "search words or verses" box you can read all verses the include the word wine.

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