John 5:31

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If I beare witnesse of my selfe, my witnesse is not true.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If I {alone} testify about Myself, My testimony is not true.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If I gave witness about myself, my witness would not be true.
- Basic English Bible

If I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is not true.
- Darby Bible

If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.
- Webster's Bible

If I give testimony concerning myself, my testimony cannot be accepted.
- Weymouth Bible

If I testify about myself, my witness is not valid.
- World English Bible

If Y bere witnessing of my silf, my witnessyng is not trewe;
- Wycliffe Bible

`If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:31


5:31 If I testify of myself - That is, if I alone, (which indeed is impossible,) my testimony is not valid.


Discussion for John 5

  • A disciple
    The Divinity of the Son of God is a fact mentioned throughout the Scriptures, from Moses to David and all the Prophets; and confirmed by the Apostles and multitudes of Believers ever since. But then comes a little man with a mouth, thinking he can simply deny it all! In John 5 here are a number of statements from the Lord Himself, declaring His Divine Authority and equality with the Father.
  • Bruce
    Andrew: Why are you repeating my Post?
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Bruce: Jesus had his own will as he did not want to go to the cross, he knew he had to obey God his Father. Jesus felt pain, hungered, slept, ate, drank etc. Jesus knew it was going to be painful and wanted that portion of his life to pass by him. He knew that his mission was to fulfill his Father's will. Luke 22:41-44
  • Bruce
    Andrew: When I First Read Your Post I was Shocked but I Read it a few more times. The word weakling was ??? Strong.The Book of John 5-20 show The Son and The Father as separate:Christ was sent by The Father,
    Christ had His Own Will, but done The Fathers. The Son comes in The Glory of His Father. Matthew 16:27. I hope to See more of Your Post. Pray for Those Who are Puffed-up in their Pride.
  • Steve morrow
    WEAKLING ??? 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 AND HE SAID UNTO ME MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE ---FOR MY STRENGTH---IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS MOST GLADLY THEREFORE WILL I RATHER GLORY IN MY INFIRMITIES THAT ---THE POWER OF CHRIST ---MAY REST UPON ME *** PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH ***....LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING ***
  • A disciple
    Andrew; Its always amazing to me at what gall some have; so easily to blaspheme the Lord Jesus! While pretending religion, you take an opportunity to give your mouth to the devil and say such a thing about Him who is above all heavens and all the earth and to whom every knee shall bow! I am disgusted by the casual uncleanness and easy kind of "spurious" Christianity that comes out of the churches!

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