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

  • Joe
    Go back and read verse 5 and 6, Steven. I believe it will help with verse 8.
  • Wayne
    Stan, John 14:26 states the Comforter is the Holy Ghost.
  • Steven Lugunga Onjoro
    Kindly explain verse 8. I don't get it.
  • Stan Holland
    1John5:7 is so easy to understand. Most people are searching for contradict of the word. John 14:26 tells the comforter is the Word of God Hebrews 13:8 christ never changes The father the word and Holy Spirit never changes his mind on sin. Study to show thyself approve
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES WHETHER YOU BE IN THE FAITH PROVE YOUR OWNSELVES --- KNOW YOU NOT --- YOUR OWNSELVES TAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU EXCEPT YOU BE REPROBATES 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
  • Hosea Bar Gonz
    For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
    God (Elohim, 3) is One; In one mind and one accord, there is no discord amongst them. Example: A man, a woman are two, but when they get married they are one. Father sits on His throne, Jesus sits on His right hand, and the Holy Spirit is at work on earth. Have Faith