1 John 5:11
New International Version
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

New Living Translation
And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

English Standard Version
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Berean Study Bible
And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

Berean Literal Bible
And this is the testimony: that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

New American Standard Bible
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

King James Bible
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Christian Standard Bible
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Contemporary English Version
God has also said he gave us eternal life and this life comes to us from his Son.

Good News Translation
The testimony is this: God has given us eternal life, and this life has its source in his Son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

International Standard Version
This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son.

NET Bible
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

New Heart English Bible
The testimony is this, that God gave to us everlasting life, and this life is in his Son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this is the testimony: God has given us Eternal Life, and that life is in his Son.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son.

New American Standard 1977
And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this is the witness, that God has given eternal life to us, and this life is in his Son.

King James 2000 Bible
And this is the witness, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

American King James Version
And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

American Standard Version
And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the testimony, that God hath given to us eternal life. And this life is in his Son.

Darby Bible Translation
And this is the witness, that God has given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.

English Revised Version
And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this is the testimony, that God hath given to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son.

Weymouth New Testament
And that testimony is to the effect that God has given us the Life of the Ages, and that this Life is in His Son.

World English Bible
The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Young's Literal Translation
and this is the testimony, that life age-during did God give to us, and this -- the life -- is in His Son;
Study Bible
God's Testimony about His Son
10Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him; whoever does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony God has given about His Son. 11And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:46
And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

John 1:4
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 3:15
that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him."

John 10:28
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.

1 John 1:2
And this is the life that was revealed; we have seen it and testified to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.

1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.

1 John 4:9
This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

1 John 4:10
And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 5:13
I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true--in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Treasury of Scripture

And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

this.

1 John 5:7,10
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one…

John 1:19,32-34
And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? …

John 8:13,14
The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true…

God.

1 John 5:13
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

Matthew 25:46
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

this.

1 John 5:12,20
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life…

1 John 1:1-3
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; …

1 John 4:9
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[that]
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

testimony:
μαρτυρία (martyria)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3141: Witness, evidence, testimony, reputation. From martus; evidence given.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

has given
ἔδωκεν (edōken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

eternal
αἰώνιον (aiōnion)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 166: From aion; perpetual.

life,
ζωὴν (zōēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

life
ζωὴ (zōē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Son.
Υἱῷ (Huiō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.
Verse 11. - "And the substance of the internal testimony is this - we are conscious of the Divine gift of eternal life, and this we have in the Son of God." St. John's ζωὴ αἰώνιος is not "everlasting life:" the idea of endlessness may be included in it, but it is not the main one. The distinction between eternity and time is one which the human mind feels to be real and necessary. But we are apt to lose ourselves when we try to think of eternity. We admit that it is not time, that it is the very antithesis of time, and yet we attempt to measure it while we declare it to be immeasurable. We make it simply a very long time. The main idea of "eternal life" in St. John's writings has no direct reference to time. Eternal life is possessed already by believers; it is not a thing of the future (John 3:36; John 5:24; John 6:47, 54; John 17:3). It is that life in God which includes all blessedness, and which is not broken by physical death (John 11:25). Its opposite is exclusion from God. 5:9-12 Nothing can be more absurd than the conduct of those who doubt as to the truth of Christianity, while in the common affairs of life they do not hesitate to proceed on human testimony, and would deem any one out of his senses who declined to do so. The real Christian has seen his guilt and misery, and his need of such a Saviour. He has seen the suitableness of such a Saviour to all his spiritual wants and circumstances. He has found and felt the power of the word and doctrine of Christ, humbling, healing, quickening, and comforting his soul. He has a new disposition, and new delights, and is not the man that he formerly was. Yet he finds still a conflict with himself, with sin, with the flesh, the world, and wicked powers. But he finds such strength from faith in Christ, that he can overcome the world, and travel on towards a better. Such assurance has the gospel believer: he has a witness in himself, which puts the matter out of doubt with him, except in hours of darkness or conflict; but he cannot be argued out of his belief in the leading truths of the gospel. Here is what makes the unbeliever's sin so awful; the sin of unbelief. He gives God the lie; because he believes not the record that God gave of his Son. It is in vain for a man to plead that he believes the testimony of God in other things, while he rejects it in this. He that refuses to trust and honour Christ as the Son of God, who disdains to submit to his teaching as Prophet, to rely on his atonement and intercession as High Priest, or to obey him as King, is dead in sin, under condemnation; nor will any outward morality, learning, forms, notions, or confidences avail him.
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