1 John 5:9

“If we receiue the witnesse of men, the witnesse of God is greater: for this is the witnesse of God, which hee hath testified of his Sonne.”

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Other Translations

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
- King James Version

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If we take the witness of men to be true, the witness of God is greater: because this is the witness which God has given about his Son.
- Basic English Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God [which] he has witnessed concerning his Son.
- Darby Bible

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God which he hath testified of his Son.
- Webster's Bible

If we accept the testimony of men, God's testimony is greater: for God's testimony consists of the things which He has testified about His Son.
- Weymouth Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son.
- World English Bible

If we resseyuen the witnessing of men, the witnessing of God is more; for this is the witnessing of God, that is more, for he witnesside of his sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

If the testimony of men we receive, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that He hath testified concerning His Son.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:9


5:9 If we receive the testimony of men - As we do continually, and must do in a thousand instances. The testimony of God is greater - Of higher authority, and much more worthy to be received; namely, this very testimony which God the Father, together with the Word and the Spirit, hath testified of the Son, as the Saviour of the world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:9


1Jo 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. We do receive human testimony. We have human testimony of many and unimpeachable witnesses to the facts of the life of Christ, but we have also the greater witness of God. We have the Father's testimony on record, and we have it constantly repeated in his transforming grace. Every one born again to a new life is a new demonstration.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Brother Daniel FC
    It is not meant to be an insult: it just states a fact. To a Disciple. When I ask someone: how much is 1 1 1? and tells me he doesn t know, I say he she is ignorant or uneducated. Then, if I tell him that 1 1 1 3 and he says: I don t believe it, I say he is an non-believer. But: if he tries to explain to me that 1 1 1 1 I say he she has a mental challenge.
  • A disciple
    "And this is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask any thing according to his will he hears us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." And then John goes on to talk about recovering one that sinned. Jesus has given us the keys of the kingdom of heaven in our confession and faith, for binding and loosing on earth.
  • A disciple
    Brother Daniel F; what do you mean by, "I think some people have mental problems not spiritual..." ?
  • Brother Daniel F
    Jhn 20:17 Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" I think some people have mental problems not spiritual...
  • BSP
    Verse 3: If we truly love God, we will obey his commandments.
  • Franklin E. Tompkins Sr.
    This verse is not found in most other Bibles.

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