John 3:11
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English Standard Version
Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.

King James Bible
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

American Standard Version
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Amen, amen I say to thee, that we speak what we know, and we testify what we have seen, and you receive not our testimony.

English Revised Version
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and bear witness of that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Verily, verily, I say to thee, We speak what we know, and testify what we have seen; and ye receive not our testimony.

Weymouth New Testament
In most solemn truth I tell you that we speak what we know, and give testimony of that of which we were eye-witnesses, and yet you all reject our testimony.

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Vincent's Word Studies

We speak - we know - we have seen

After the use of the singular number in John 3:3, John 3:5, John 3:7, John 3:12, the plural here is noteworthy. It is not merely rhetorical - "a plural of majesty" - but is explained by John 3:8, "every one that is born of the Spirit." The new birth imparts a new vision. The man who is born of the Spirit hath eternal life (John 3:36); and life eternal is to know God and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent (John 17:3). "Ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know (οἴδατε) all things" (1 John 2:20). He who is born of water and of the Spirit sees the kingdom of God. This we therefore includes, with Jesus, all who are truly born anew of the Spirit. Jesus meets the we know of Nicodemus (John 3:2), referring to the class to which he belonged, with another we know, referring to another class, of which He was the head and representative. We know (οἴδαμεν), absolutely. See on John 2:24.

Testify (μαρτυροῦμεν)

Rev., better, bear witness of. See on John 1:7.

John 3:11 Parallel Commentaries

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verily.

John 3:3,5 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...

We speak.

John 3:13,32-34 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven...

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

John 8:14,28,29,38 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know from where I came, and where I go...

John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

John 14:24 He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

Isaiah 55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son...

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son...

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...

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

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Revelation 3:14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness...

ye.

John 3:32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

John 5:31-40,43 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true...

John 12:37,38 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him...

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?...

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Acts 22:18 And saw him saying to me, Make haste, and get you quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive your testimony concerning me.

Acts 28:23-27 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Cross References
John 1:18
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

John 3:12
If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?

John 3:32
He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.

John 7:16
So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

John 8:26
I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him."

John 8:28
So Jesus said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.

John 12:49
For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment--what to say and what to speak.

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