John 5:32
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New International Version
There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.

New Living Translation
But someone else is also testifying about me, and I assure you that everything he says about me is true.

English Standard Version
There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true.

Berean Study Bible
There is another who testifies about Me, and I know that His testimony about Me is valid.

Berean Literal Bible
It is another bearing witness concerning Me, and I know that the testimony which he bears witness concerning Me is true.

New American Standard Bible
"There is another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.

King James Bible
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is Another who testifies about Me, and I know that the testimony He gives about Me is valid.

International Standard Version
There is another who testifies about me, and I know that the testimony he gives about me is true.

NET Bible
There is another who testifies about me, and I know the testimony he testifies about me is true.

New Heart English Bible
It is another who testifies about me. I know that the testimony which he testifies about me is true.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is another who testifies about me, and I know that his testimony, which he testifies of me, is true.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Someone else testifies on my behalf, and I know that what he says about me is true.

New American Standard 1977
“There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the testimony which He bears of Me is true.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There is another that bears witness of me, and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.

King James 2000 Bible
There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.

American King James Version
There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.

American Standard Version
It is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Darby Bible Translation
It is another who bears witness concerning me, and I know that the witness which he bears concerning me is true.

English Revised Version
It is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is another that testifieth concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he beareth concerning me is true.

Weymouth New Testament
There is Another who gives testimony concerning me, and I know that the testimony is true which He offers concerning me.

World English Bible
It is another who testifies about me. I know that the testimony which he testifies about me is true.

Young's Literal Translation
another there is who is testifying concerning me, and I have known that the testimony that he doth testify concerning me is true;
Study Bible
Testimonies about Jesus
31If I testify about Myself, My testimony is not valid. 32There is another who testifies about Me, and I know that His testimony about Me is valid. 33You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.…
Cross References
John 5:34
Even though I do not accept human testimony, I say these things so that you may be saved.

John 5:37
And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form,

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.
Treasury of Scripture

There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.

is another.

John 5:36,37 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which …

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

John 8:17,18 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true…

John 12:28-30 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, …

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom …

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

Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, You are my beloved Son, …

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, …

1 John 5:6-9 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by …

and I.

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak …

(32) There is another . . .--i.e., the Father. The reference to the Baptist is excluded by the words which follow. The difficulty which has been seen in this indirect reference to the Father is removed if we connect the words closely with those preceding them. The point is in the fact that another, different in personality from Himself, bore witness of Him. (Comp. John 8:50; Matthew 10:28, et al.)

I know . . .--This has seemed to have a natural meaning if it is the authority given to John's witness, but to be less fitting if applied to the Father's. In two of the oldest MSS., and some of the earliest versions, we read "ye know," and this has been adopted by some modern editors; but the origin of this reading is obvious, and there is no sufficient reason for departing from the common text. Its meaning is quite in harmony with the relation of the Son to the Father, which has been dwelt upon. The Father beareth witness, is bearing witness (comp. John 5:37), in the unity of work which Son and Father alike work (John 5:17; John 5:19-20; John 5:30), and the Son knows that His power to do this work can come from no other source. His own nature responds to the Father's voice; He knows it to be true. (Comp. John 3:33.)

Verses 32, 37, 38. -

(a) The witness of the Father. Verse 32. - It is another that witnesseth concerning me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth concerning me is true. It is a mistake, with Ewald, De Wette, and many others, to suppose that this refers to the testimony of John the Baptist. By Augustine, Hengstenberg, Luthardt, Godet, Meyer, etc., it has been perceived that the "other" (ἄλλος) refers to the Father. Jesus expressly declines to receive John's testimony as his justification or sufficient vindication, and he contrasts it with the higher confirmation which in three distinct ways is already and continuously vouchsafed to him. The present tense, μαρτυρεῖ, is in striking contrast to the testimony of John already silenced by imprisonment or death. The methods of this testimony are subsequently analyzed and described. The Father's witness includes - There is another that beareth witness of me,.... Meaning not his Father, who is another, and a distinct person, from him, as the Spirit is another comforter; and both distinct testifiers from him, as well as of him. This is indeed the sense of some interpreters; but the Father is particularly mentioned in John 5:37; and the thread of the discourse, and the climax, or gradation, here used, show, that it is to be understood of "another man", as Nonnus paraphrases it; of John the Baptist, who is spoken of by name in the next verse, as a witness; and then a greater than he, the works of Christ, and then the Father:

and I know that the witness, which he witnesseth of me, is true; for John was now alive, though in prison, and continued to bear a testimony to Christ; and therefore he speaks of him as now bearing witness of him, and abiding by that which he had bore; and Christ knew not only that what he testified of him was true in itself, but that his testimony was a valid and authentic testimony, with the generality of the Jews; who held John to be a prophet, and looked upon him as a man of great probity and integrity, and whose word was to be taken: nor indeed could the sanhedrim, before whom Christ now was, object to his character, nor to him as a witness; nor ought they, since they themselves had so judged of him, as appears by their message to him, which Christ next fails not to take notice of. 32. There is another—that is, the Father, as is plain from the connection. How brightly the distinction of the Persons shines out here!

and I know that the witness, etc.—"This is the Son's testimony to the Father's truth (see Joh 7:28; 8:26, 55). It testifies to the full consciousness on the part of the Son, even in the days of His humiliation, of the righteousness of the Father" [Alford]. And thus He cheered His spirit under the cloud of human opposition which was already gathering over His head.5:30-38 Our Lord returns to his declaration of the entire agreement between the Father and the Son, and declared himself the Son of God. He had higher testimony than that of John; his works bore witness to all he had said. But the Divine word had no abiding-place in their hearts, as they refused to believe in Him whom the Father had sent, according to his ancient promises. The voice of God, accompanied by the power of the Holy Ghost, thus made effectual to the conversion of sinners, still proclaims that this is the beloved Son, in whom the Father is well pleased. But when the hearts of men are full of pride, ambition, and the love of the world, there is no room for the word of God to abide in them.
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