John 3:33
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New International Version
Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful.

New Living Translation
Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true.

English Standard Version
Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.

Berean Literal Bible
The one having received His testimony has set his seal that God is true.

New American Standard Bible
"He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.

King James Bible
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who has accepted His testimony has affirmed that God is true.

International Standard Version
The person who has accepted his testimony has acknowledged that God is truthful.

NET Bible
The one who has accepted his testimony has confirmed clearly that God is truthful.

New Heart English Bible
He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he who receives his testimony attests that God is true.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have accepted what that person said, and I have affirmed that God is truthful.

New American Standard 1977
“He who has received His witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.

King James 2000 Bible
He that has received his testimony has set his seal to this that God is true.

American King James Version
He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.

American Standard Version
He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this , that God is true.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true.

Darby Bible Translation
He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;

English Revised Version
He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that God is true.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true.

Weymouth New Testament
Any man who has received His testimony has solemnly declared that God is true.

World English Bible
He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.

Young's Literal Translation
he who is receiving his testimony did seal that God is true;
Study Bible
John's Testimony about Jesus
32He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony. 33Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful. 34For the One whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.…
Cross References
John 6:27
Do not work for food that perishes, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For God the Father has placed His seal of approval on Him."

John 8:26
"I have much to say about you and much to judge. But the One who sent Me is truthful, and what I have heard from Him, I tell the world."

Romans 4:11
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So he is the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

Romans 15:28
So after I have completed this service and safely delivered this bounty to them, I will set off to Spain by way of you.

1 Corinthians 9:2
Even if I am not an apostle to others, surely I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 1:22
placed His seal on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a pledge of what is to come.

Ephesians 1:13
And in Him you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, having heard and believed the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from iniquity."

1 John 1:10
If we say we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar, and His word is not in us.
Treasury of Scripture

He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.

hath set.

Romans 3:3,4 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith …

Romans 4:18-21 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father …

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no.

Titus 1:1,2 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise …

1 John 5:9,10 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: …

(33) He that hath received.--Better, he that received. "Hath set to his seal," better, set his seal. It had been so. Earlier disciples, as Andrew and John (John 1:40), had passed from the Forerunner to the Great Teacher, and had heard in His words that which went to the divine in their own spirits, and had come from the short first meeting with the conviction, "We have found the Messias." They received the witness, and, as they heard it, they too became witnesses. Just as a man sets his private seal--here, probably, the common Eastern stamp that affixed the name is thought of--and by it attests the truth of a document, so they attested, in the power which that witness had over their lives, their recognition of it as truth. It has always been so. The moral fitness of Christianity to meet the spiritual needs of men, and its moral power over the lives of men in all the varying circumstances of culture, race, and creed, has raised up in every age an holy army of witnesses, who have set their seal to its divine truth. (Comp. for the thought of sealing, John 6:27; Romans 4:11; Romans 15:28; 1Corinthians 9:2; &c.)

Verses 33-36. -

(3) The consequences of accepting and rejecting the supreme revelation. Verse 33. - He that receiveth his witness - i.e. his testimony to what he hath personally seen and heard in the heaven from which he has come - sealed - (ἐσφράγισεν), confirmed by such very act, ratified arid vindicated as trustworthy and stable (cf. Romans 4. l 1; 15:28; 1 Corinthians 9:2; 2 Corinthians 1:22. In other places the idea or image of a "seal" is used for guaranteeing a special commission, John 6:27 (see notes); Revelation 7:3; Ephesians 1:13) - that God is true; i.e. admits that the words of Christ are the words of God, are absolute truth and reality - an idea which is made more obvious by ver. 35, where Jesus is the Ambassador of God. It may even mean more than this, viz. that in Jesus "all the promises of God are Yea and Amen," that God is true in himself, and the witness of Christ embraces all that for which prophecy and promise and previous revelation had prepared the way (see Luthardt and Westcott). Such an idea is certainly beyond the scope of John's ministry or message. He that hath received his testimony,.... For there was here and there one that did, who believed in him as the Messiah, and embraced his Gospel, and submitted to his ordinances, and truly and sincerely followed him: and for the encouragement of such, it is said,

hath set to his seal that God is true; faithful in fulfilling the promises he has made concerning the Messiah, and his coming: he firmly believes that God is true to every word of his, and will make good every promise; and this he seals, ratifies, and confirms by his embracing the testimony of Christ; whereas, on the contrary, he that believes not makes God a liar, than which, nothing can be more reproachful to him, 1 John 5:10. The Jews have a saying (z) that "the seal of the blessed God is truth". The Arabic version renders it, "he is already sealed, because God is true"; and the Ethiopic version, "God hath sealed him, because he is true"; namely, with his holy Spirit; see 2 Corinthians 1:22.

(z) T. Hieros. Sanhedrin, fol. 18. 1. & T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 64. 1. & Yoma, fol. 69. 2.33. hath set to His seal, etc.—gives glory to God whose words Christ speaks, not as prophets and apostles by a partial communication of the Spirit to them.3:22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. He also knew that Jesus would increase in honour and influence, for of his government and peace there would be no end, while he himself would be less followed. John knew that Jesus came from heaven as the Son of God, while he was a sinful, mortal man, who could only speak about the more plain subjects of religion. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. Everlasting life could only be had by faith in Him, and might be thus obtained; whereas all those, who believe not in the Son of God, cannot partake of salvation, but the wrath of God for ever rests upon them.
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