John 19:35
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English Standard Version
He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe.

King James Bible
And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.

American Standard Version
And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye also may believe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that saw it, hath given testimony, and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that you also may believe.

English Revised Version
And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye also may believe.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he that saw it, testified, and his testimony is true: and he knoweth that he speaketh truth, that ye may believe.

Weymouth New Testament
This statement is the testimony of an eye-witness, and it is true. He knows that he is telling the truth--in order that you also may believe.

John 19:35 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

He that saw it bare record (ὁ ἑωρακῶς μεμαρτύρηκεν)

Rev., rendering the perfect tense in both verbs, he that hath seen hath born witness. This can refer only to the writer of this Gospel. Compare 1 John 1:1.

True (ἀληθινὴ)

Genuine, according to the true ideal of what testimony should be. See on John 1:9.

And he (κακεῖνος)

This pronoun is urged by some as a reason for regarding the witness as some other than John, because it is the pronoun of remote reference. But John 9:37 shows clearly that a speaker can use this pronoun of himself; and it is, further, employed in this Gospel to indicate a person "as possessing the quality which is the point in question in an eminent or even exclusive degree" (Godet). See John 1:18; John 5:39.

True (ἀληθῆ)

Literally, true things. As distinguished from false. Thus, by the use of the two words for true, there are brought out, as Westcott remarks, "the two conditions which testimony ought to satisfy; the first, that he who gives it should be competent to speak with authority; and the second, that the account of his experience should be exact."

John 19:35 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he that.

John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!

John 21:24 This is the disciple which testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

Hebrews 2:3,4 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord...

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...

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 on...

that ye.

John 11:15,42 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him...

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you might believe.

John 17:20,21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word...

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning...

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

Cross References
John 15:27
And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 20:31
but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 21:24
This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.

1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life--

1 John 1:2
the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us--

1 John 1:3
that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

3 John 1:12
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

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