1 John 5:8
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New International Version
the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

New Living Translation
the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and all three agree.

English Standard Version
the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

Berean Study Bible
the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and these three are in agreement.

Berean Literal Bible
the Spirit and the water and the blood--and these are three in one.

New American Standard Bible
the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

King James Bible
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and these three are in agreement.

International Standard Version
the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and these three are one.

NET Bible
the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there are three testifying: The Spirit and the water and the blood, and the three of them are in one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the Spirit, the water, and the blood. These three witnesses agree.

New American Standard 1977
For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there are three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree in one.

King James 2000 Bible
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

American King James Version
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

American Standard Version
For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.

Darby Bible Translation
the Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and the three agree in one.

English Revised Version
For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there are three that bear testimony on earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Weymouth New Testament
and there is complete agreement between these three.

World English Bible
the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and the three agree as one.

Young's Literal Translation
and three are who are testifying in the earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood, and the three are into the 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
7For there are three that testify: 8the Spirit, the water, and the blood — and these three are in agreement. 9Even if we accept human testimony, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony that God has given about His Son.…
Cross References
John 19:34
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

1 John 5:7
For there are three that testify:

1 John 5:9
Even if we accept human testimony, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony that God has given about His Son.
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And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

there. See on ver.

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

the spirit. See on ver.

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

Matthew 26:26-28 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke …

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

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

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the …

Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have …

the water.

Acts 2:2-4 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty …

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

the blood.

Hebrews 13:12 Why Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, …

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

and these.

Mark 14:56 For many bore false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

Acts 15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

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