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 5:7

  • Maurice for verse 7
    only one god and Jesus is his name
  • John lamay for verse 7
    Brothers and Sisters in OUR SAVIOR AND LORD JESUS CHRIST.The BIBLICAL CANON WAS solidified in THE EARLY CENTURIES. THE COUNCILS OF TRENT AND NICAEA. Not until CONSTANTINE IN THE 300'S WAS THE TRINITY SOLIDIFIED and made doctrine. NO VERSES have been added or TAKEN OUT SINCE THEN. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ATTACK ON CHRIST'S DEITY. They did not take out ALL THINGS WERE CREATED "BY " HIM "CHRIST. THEY JUST CHANGED IT TO "THROUGH" HIM .JUST READ THE CLOSING STATEMENTS OF REVELATION. I DO NOT think I would change much after the CANON. YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST ,john
  • James English for verse 7
    I still see so many differences on the question as to who is the father of Jesus.If he was born in in the same manner as everyone else.The virgin Mary by being the mother by immaculete conception issue still leaves the question open.
  • The Holy Trinity is in the very centre of our Christian faith. In this verse, we learn that there is one God "these three are one" , in three divine persons "the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost" . The Father, who sends His only-begotten Son to the world for our salvation. The Word cf. St. John 1:1 : that is, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who is truly God and truly man. He took upon himself the human flesh, so that in the flesh He might suffer for us the cruel death on the Cross, by which we are saved. The Holy Ghost, who is the giver of life, and proceeds from the Father and the Son. This is a great mystery of our faith, that we can meditate upon day after day.
  • 1 John 5:7 IS NOT FOUND IN THE ANCIENT GREEK BIBLES! This verse is added in the late 13th century in some of the bibles, then it became an official verse in most bibles by the 15th century! this verse is added to support the trinity , where there is no trinity in the bible..God is one not three in one...God is a spirit as Jesus said..the Holy Spirit..the father is God, the son is the flesh, the common factor between the father and the son is the Holy Spirit...Thats why Jesus is Lord, because of his eternal spirit The Holy Spirit ...Peace brothers and sisters in Christ..OUR LORD GOD IS ONE
  • Jesus was asked by Philip to, "Shew us the Father. " Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? God also says there is no god beside him and he will not share his glory with another. HE is ONE God, Father in creation, he became the son when he dwelled in the body he created, and he is the Holy Spirit. ONE GOD. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. The Bible is full of the oneness of God. It does not teach trinity.