1 John 5:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:21 LITTLE CHILDREN KEEP YOURSELF FROM IDOLS 1 COR 8:5 FOR THOU THERE BE THAT ARE CALLED GODS WHETHER IN HEAVEN OR IN EARTH AS THERE BE GODS MANY AND LORDS MANY *****8:6 BUT FOR US THERE IS BUT ONE GOD THE FATHER OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE IN HIM AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE BY HIM***** ALSO 8:7 ....FOR SOME WITH CONSCIENCE OF THE IDOL UNTO THIS HOUR.....
  • Steve morrow
    mr jones-1JOHN5:20AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST..... 1JOHN2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT HE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR--CONT BELOW
  • Steve morrow
    John 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life--john 3:3 JESUS answered and said unto him verily verily I say unto thee except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of GOD 1 peter 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Irene123
    To Mockingbird on 4 18 '16 - I am so glad to know you are a woman I've th'ot for the past yrs. you were a man. It is your strong assertiveness and lack of gender ref. I' sorry, please forgive me ....?
  • James gratton
    Great blessings to us to have the bible. See the gospel of john ch/1 v1.
  • Irene123
    To Brianna - This is not a question for debate on my part; I am truly just curious - how do you apply the Bible to your life; what is it you do? And I will reciprocate in kind, if you wish; that's up to you.