John 8:18
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New International Version
I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."

New Living Translation
I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other."

English Standard Version
I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.”

New American Standard Bible
"I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me."

King James Bible
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am the One who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me."

International Standard Version
I'm testifying about myself, and the Father who sent me is testifying about me."

NET Bible
I testify about myself and the Father who sent me testifies about me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I AM THE LIVING GOD, I who testify about myself, and my Father who has sent me has testified about Me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I testify on my own behalf, and so does the Father who sent me."

Jubilee Bible 2000
I AM one that bears witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.

King James 2000 Bible
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.

American King James Version
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.

American Standard Version
I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am one that give testimony of myself: and the Father that sent me giveth testimony of me.

Darby Bible Translation
I am [one] who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me.

English Revised Version
I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am one that testifieth concerning myself; and the Father that sent me, testifieth concerning me.

Weymouth New Testament
I am one giving testimony about myself, and the Father who sent me gives testimony about me."

World English Bible
I am one who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me."

Young's Literal Translation
I am one who is testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me doth testify of me.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:17-20 If we knew Christ better, we should know the Father better. Those become vain in their imaginations concerning God, who will not learn of Christ. Those who know not his glory and grace, know not the Father that sent him. The time of our departure out of the world, depends upon God. Our enemies cannot hasten it any sooner, nor can our friends delay it any longer, than the time appointed of the Father. Every true believer can look up and say with pleasure, My times are in thy hand, and better there than in my own. To all God's purposes there is a time.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - I am the (one) that bears witness concerning myself - I have said it, and abide by it, and I know what I say and how fully I am fulfilling these words - and the Father that sent me heareth witness concerning me. His words reflected his own Divine self-consciousness. They bore one witness to his unique position. They brought out the inner thoughts of Christ, and revealed the life that was light. The word, the speech, of Christ was a fire kindled which would never be extinguished - it was the formal utterance of the eternal reality but it did not stand alone. The Father that sent him, by a long chain of events and revelations, by miracles and mighty energies, by the conference of the spirit of conviction upon the minds that gave candid attention to his verbal testimony, by the providential concurrence of facts with prophetic anticipation, was bearing witness concerning him. The argument is sufficient, so soon as we admit the terms used by Jesus, so soon as we recognize the ideas of the Son of God and of the Father, both alike revealed in the Person of Christ. We can understand, and to some extent sympathize with, the perplexity of the Pharisees. Later experiences have made it easier for us to understand the testimony of the Father, the presence and witness of God over and above the testimony of men and coincident with it (cf. John 15:27; Hebrews 2:4). All great spiritual revivals have given ample proof of the twofold testimony (see 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 8:17, where Paul, the writer of the Epistle, shows himself familiar with this "Johannine" thought; cf. Hebrews 2:4).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I am one that bear witness of myself,.... As he does of his sonship, in 1 John 5:7.

And the Father that sent me, beareth witness of me; as he did, by the descent of the Spirit upon him at his baptism, and by a voice from heaven, both at that time, and at his transfiguration, and by the miracles which he wrought; and particularly he bore testimony of him, long before, in prophecy, that he was the light of the world he now said he was, Isaiah 42:6; so that here were two testifiers, his Father and himself; which show them to be two distinct divine persons, and equal to each other: and now if the testimony of two men is true, firm, and authentic, and to be depended upon and received, then much more the testimony of two divine persons; see 1 John 5:9.



John 8:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the Light of the World
17"Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true. 18"I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me." 19So they were saying to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also."…
Cross References
Numbers 35:30
"'Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.

John 5:37
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,

1 John 5:9
We accept human testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.
Treasury of Scripture

I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.

one.

John 8:12,25,38,51,58 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

John 10:9,11,14,30 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and …

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

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

Revelation 1:17,18 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

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John 5:31-40 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true…

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with …

1 John 5:6-12 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by …

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