1 John 5:6
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New International Version
This is the one who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

New Living Translation
And Jesus Christ was revealed as God's Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross--not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.

English Standard Version
This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Berean Study Bible
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ--not by water alone, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies to this, because the Spirit is the truth.

Berean Literal Bible
This is the One having come by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and by blood. And the Spirit is the One testifying, because the Spirit is the truth.

New American Standard Bible
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

King James Bible
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus Christ--He is the One who came by water and blood, not by water only, but by water and by blood. And the Spirit is the One who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

International Standard Version
This man, Jesus the Messiah, is the one who came by water and blood—not with water only, but with water and with blood. The Spirit is the one who verifies this, because the Spirit is the truth.

NET Bible
Jesus Christ is the one who came by water and blood--not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is he who came by water and blood, Yeshua The Messiah; it was not by water only, but by water and blood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This Son of God is Jesus Christ, who came by water and blood. He didn't come with water only, but with water and with blood. The Spirit is the one who verifies this, because the Spirit is the truth.

New American Standard 1977
This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is Jesus, the Christ, who came by water and blood; not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit is he that bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

American King James Version
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

American Standard Version
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ: not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit which testifieth, that Christ is the truth.

Darby Bible Translation
This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus [the] Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, for the Spirit is the truth.

English Revised Version
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth testimony, because the Spirit is truth.

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus Christ is He who came with water and blood; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. And it is the Spirit who gives testimony-- because the Spirit is the Truth.

World English Bible
This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Young's Literal Translation
This one is he who did come through water and blood -- Jesus the Christ, not in the water only, but in the water and the blood; and the Spirit it is that is testifying, because the Spirit is the truth,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:6-8 We are inwardly and outwardly defiled; inwardly, by the power and pollution of sin in our nature. For our cleansing there is in and by Christ Jesus, the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost. Some think that the two sacraments are here meant: baptism with water, as the outward sign of regeneration, and purifying from the pollution of sin by the Holy Spirit; and the Lord's supper, as the outward sign of the shedding Christ's blood, and the receiving him by faith for pardon and justification. Both these ways of cleansing were represented in the old ceremonial sacrifices and cleansings. This water and blood include all that is necessary to our salvation. By the water, our souls are washed and purified for heaven and the habitation of saints in light. By the blood, we are justified, reconciled, and presented righteous to God. By the blood, the curse of the law being satisfied, the purifying Spirit is obtained for the internal cleansing of our natures. The water, as well as the blood, came out of the side of the sacrificed Redeemer. He loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word; that he might present it to himself a glorious church, Eph 5:25-27. This was done in and by the Spirit of God, according to the Saviour's declaration. He is the Spirit of God, and cannot lie. Three had borne witness to these doctrines concerning the person and the salvation of Christ. The Father, repeatedly, by a voice from heaven declared that Jesus was his beloved Son. The Word declared that He and the Father were One, and that whoever had seen him had seen the Father. And the Holy Ghost, who descended from heaven and rested on Christ at his baptism; who had borne witness to Him by all the prophets; and gave testimony to his resurrection and mediatorial office, by the gift of miraculous powers to the apostles. But whether this passage be cited or not, the doctrine of the Trinity in Unity stands equally firm and certain. To the doctrine taught by the apostles, respecting the person and salvation of Christ, there were three testimonies. 1. The Holy Spirit. We come into the world with a corrupt, carnal disposition, which is enmity to God. This being done away by the regeneration and new-creating of souls by the Holy Spirit, is a testimony to the Saviour. 2. The water: this sets forth the Saviour's purity and purifying power. The actual and active purity and holiness of his disciples are represented by baptism. 3. The blood which he shed: and this was our ransom, this testifies for Jesus Christ; it sealed up and finished the sacrifices of the Old Testament. The benefits procured by his blood, prove that he is the Saviour of the world. No wonder if he that rejects this evidence is judged a blasphemer of the Spirit of God. These three witnesses are for one and the same purpose; they agree in one and the same thing.
Study Bible
Overcoming the World
5Who then overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 6This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ — not by water alone, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies to this, because the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify:…
Cross References
Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him.

John 15:26
When the Advocate comes, whom I will send you from the Father--the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father--He will testify about Me.

John 16:13
However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come.

John 19:34
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.
Treasury of Scripture

This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

is he.

John 19:34,35 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and immediately …

by water and.

Isaiah 45:3,4 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches …

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: …

John 1:31-33 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, …

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born …

John 4:10,14 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

John 7:38,39 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly …

Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water: and …

Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, …

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to …

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not …

blood.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to …

Zechariah 9:11 As for you also, by the blood of your covenant I have sent forth …

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many …

Mark 14:24 And he said to them, This is my blood of the new testament, which …

Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament …

John 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Romans 3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood…

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which …

Hebrews 9:7,14 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not …

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, …

Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of …

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

the Spirit that.

1 John 5:7,8 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, …

John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because …

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

is truth.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

John 16:13 However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you …

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