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 1 John 5:7

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 for 1 John 5:7

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

  • Jason de vries on 1 John 5:7
    Why can't a woman preach and give me strong verses that day they can't.

    Can I marry a lady that is divorced from her husband
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 John 5:7

    I don't know of any place in scripture that keeps a woman from preaching. I think both men and women are free to preach the gospel message.

    However, even though a woman is free to preach all she wants, she is not allowed to be in a position of authority over the men in the church. In other words, she is not allowed to pastor a church where she would be placed in a position of authority over the men.

    Therefore, she cannot teach. A pastor must be both a preacher and a teacher. I would have to take some time in the scripture to give you a more detailed answer but would be more than happy to do so if you wish. If you just want some verses, I can give you those. But if you want an explanation, I would need a little more time.

    As for marrying a divorced lady, that is debatable, but not able to answer without knowing the circumstances of her divorce, and I'm not going to ask.
  • Anders - in Reply on 1 John 5:7
    No, Jason. You cannot marry a woman whose lawful husband lives. You will be commiting adultery if you do.

    Luke 16:18
  • GreatestBookKJV - in Reply on 1 John 5:7
    It does not pertain to women to teach in a church meeting. They are to keep silence.
  • Dolly Anderson on 1 John 5:7
    "When the Bible refers to dogs as in Revelation 22, is it referring to them literally - saying they won't be in heaven?
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 1 John 5:7
    Dolly, may the Spirit grace you with HIS wisdom And HIS understanding.

    Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came.....

    Matthew 15:26 But he answered and said, it is not meet (fit) to take the children's bread, and cast it to the dogs.

    The Canaanites were gentiles and the children were Jews. Jesus is saying that the kingdom of heaven (CHRIST IN YOU) was to be offered to the Jews first. The DOGS make reference to the gentiles. Now the Jews rejected the kingdom of heaven (CHRIST IN YOU) and (vs 27) was a prophecy out of her mouth that ultimately the gentiles would be give the kingdom of heaven (CHRIST IN YOU).

    Matthew 15:27 But she said, Truth, Lord, yet the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their MASTERS


    Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs.....

    Now this verse is saying that dogs (gentiles; who ARE NOT of the kingdom of heaven; CHRIST IN YOU) will compass about the Holy City. This Holy City is made up of the (kingdom of heaven; CHRIST IN YOU) saints, living now in physical bodies; but upon the death of their physical bodies they will be given glorified bodies. We are compassed about with NON-BELIEVERS. (DOGS)

    1 John 3:2 Behold now are we the Sons of God, and it doeth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
  • William Dando - in Reply on 1 John 5:7
    Dogs are in context of Philippians 3:2 those who oppose salvation by any other doctrine that teaches works of the flesh and not faith alone in the finished work of The Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Colleen Turaga on 1 John 5:7
    What does the ''Egg'' and ''Bunny" signify for Easter?
  • OnlytruthintheworldKJV - in Reply on 1 John 5:7
    Easter is the pagan festival known as Ishtar, in homage to the fertility goddess Ishtar. The bunny & eggs represent fertility. None of these things have anything to do with Christianity or the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Andy G van den Berg on 1 John 5:7
    To ADAM

    He that committeth sin of the devil; for the devil (your natural spirit) sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1:3:8,9).

    The following is an excerpt from the Article 'What is Sin of the book 'A World Deceived'.

    'Sin is not just an act such as prostitution , alcoholism, adultery or a drug addiction, as the spirit of this world has made you believe but is the fruit of every man, woman and child (Romans 3:9; Gal. 3:22).

    For the purpose of this article and to give mankind a better understanding of the title of this article, we would like to add the words 'abortion' and 'homosexuality' as another act.

    Sin is often referred to in the Bible in the same context as Satan, and his servants are therefore also described as the servants of sin (John 8:34). Sin is the natural state a person is born in and his/her whole being is sinful. It is the fruit of the natural body.

    As such, every person is separated from the true and living God and under the power of Satan. Religion or any form of Baptism does not change that and is a form of self-transformation of the natural body. This is how Satan has transformed himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14).

    He also informed them that they were not of God (John 8:43-47). Remember now that they truly thought that they knew God and that they worshipped him in truth, but when He dwelt amongst them they crucified Him, as they could not believe His message of repentance (1 Cor. 2:14) and did not like it that He convinced them that they were sinners and that they lived under the power of sin (Satan).

    Seek, and ye shall find 9Matthew 7:7)

    In His Seed.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada


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