1 John 5:11

“And this is the record, that God hath giuen to vs eternall life, and this life is in his Sonne.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
- King James Version

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

  • A disciple
    (14-16) We know from other places in the Gospels where Jesus said that whatever we desire when we pray, believe that we receive and we shall have them. But this part, I think, has to do specifically with the business of souls; and in the same area as having charge of the keys of the kingdom, to bind or loose in Jesus' name; and to pronounce forgiveness and remission, or that the sin is retained.
  • A disciple
    "..By water and blood.. and it is the Spirit that bears witness.." There can be no cleansing from filth without the water; and there must be blood to make atonement; and the Spirit confirms either good or bad according to truth. Truth witnesses the appearance of the Son of God in the flesh as complete with respect to the ruin of man by sin, by the slaughter on Golgotha; and God's mercy glorified.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GREIVOUS JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Mikey
    5:19 helps us to identify who the ruler of the world is. Who is “the wicked one”? Satan the Devil.
  • Lilian
    This is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask according to his will he heareth us Thank you Jesus i believe your words Father you have given us an explosive blessing a beautiful Son i will praise you Jesus forever and will obey your words Lord. Help us to be born again every moment of my life Amen
  • BSP
    We must have confidence or faith that when we pray to God he is going to answer our prayers as long as they are in harmony with His will.

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