1 John 5:7
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New International Version
For there are three that testify:

New Living Translation
So we have these three witnesses--

English Standard Version
For there are three that testify:

Berean Study Bible
For there are three that testify:

Berean Literal Bible
For there are three bearing testimony:

New American Standard Bible
For there are three that testify:

King James Bible
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For there are three that testify:

International Standard Version
For there are three witnesses —

NET Bible
For there are three that testify,

New Heart English Bible
For there are three who testify:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Spirit testifies because The Spirit is the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are three witnesses:

New American Standard 1977
And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

King James 2000 Bible
For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.

American King James Version
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

American Standard Version
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.

Darby Bible Translation
For they that bear witness are three:

English Revised Version
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there are three that bear testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one.

Weymouth New Testament
For there are three that give testimony-- the Spirit, the water, and the blood;

World English Bible
For there are three who testify:

Young's Literal Translation
because three are who are testifying in the heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these -- the three -- are one;
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
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: 8the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and these three are in agreement.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:16
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'

John 14:17
the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and He will be in you.

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.

1 John 5:8
the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and these three are in agreement.
Treasury of Scripture

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

bear.

1 John 5:10,11 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he …

John 8:13,14 The Pharisees therefore said to him, You bore record of yourself; …

The Father.

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of …

Isaiah 48:16,17 Come you near to me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Matthew 3:16,17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: …

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son …

John 8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me …

John 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my …

John 10:37,38 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not…

John 12:28 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, …

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

Revelation 1:4,5 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and …

the Word. See on ch.

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we …

John 1:1,32-34 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name …

the Holy. See on ver.

1 John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by …

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: …

John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the …

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy …

Hebrews 2:3,4 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

and these.

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

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