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

  • Steve morrow
    mr jones-1JOHN5:20AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST..... 1JOHN2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT HE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR--CONT BELOW
  • Steve morrow
    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--john 3:3 JESUS answered and said unto him verily verily I say unto thee except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of GOD 1 peter 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Irene123
    To Mockingbird on 4 18 '16 - I am so glad to know you are a woman I've th'ot for the past yrs. you were a man. It is your strong assertiveness and lack of gender ref. I' sorry, please forgive me ....?
  • James gratton
    Great blessings to us to have the bible. See the gospel of john ch/1 v1.
  • Irene123
    To Brianna - This is not a question for debate on my part; I am truly just curious - how do you apply the Bible to your life; what is it you do? And I will reciprocate in kind, if you wish; that's up to you.
  • Steve morrow
    romans 4:19 and being not weak in faith he considered not his own body now dead when he was about an hundred years old neither yet the deadness of sarahs womb 20 HE STAGGERED NOT AT THE PROMISE OF GOD THROUGH UNBELIEF BUT WAS STRONG IN FAITH GIVING GLORY TO GOD 21 AND BEING FULLY PERSUADED THAT WHAT HE HAD PROMISED HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM

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