1 John 5:11

“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is the record, that God hath giuen to vs eternall life, and this life is in his Sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 5:11

  • Edwin munyua for verse 11
    I believe that God has given us new life which is in his son. Paul says we are a new creation in Christ Jesus, 2 Corinthians 5:17. That means we are totally transformed to be a new creature. Life is in the blood, so when you receive Christ, you become his child not born by the will of man but by his spirit. When God created man he breathed into him. When man sinned, the life of God in him left. During Pentecost, God breathed again to give each one of us his life through Christ. How we receive it is only by faith. In John 20:9-20, Jesus did it again to his fellows and said receive the holy spirit and breathed on them. Thank you and God bless you.