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New International Version
Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful.
New Living Translation
Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true.
English Standard Version
Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.
Berean Study Bible
Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.
Berean Literal Bible
The one having received His testimony has set his seal that God is true.
King James Bible
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
New King James Version
He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true.
New American Standard Bible
The one who has accepted His testimony has certified that God is true.
“He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
“He who has received His witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.
Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal [of approval] to this: God is true [and he knows that God cannot lie].
Christian Standard Bible
The one who has accepted his testimony has affirmed that God is true.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who has accepted His testimony has affirmed that God is true.
American Standard Version
He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this , that God is true.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he who receives his testimony attests that God is true.
Contemporary English Version
But everyone who does believe him has shown that God is truthful.
He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true.
English Revised Version
He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that God is true.
Good News Translation
But whoever accepts his message confirms by this that God is truthful.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have accepted what that person said, and I have affirmed that God is truthful.
International Standard Version
The person who has accepted his testimony has acknowledged that God is truthful.
Literal Standard Version
he who is receiving His testimony sealed that God is true;
The one who has accepted his testimony has confirmed clearly that God is truthful.
New Heart English Bible
He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.
Weymouth New Testament
Any man who has received His testimony has solemnly declared that God is true.
World English Bible
He who has received his witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.
Young's Literal Translation
he who is receiving his testimony did seal that God is true;
Additional Translations ...
ContextJohn's Testimony about Jesus
…32He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony. 33Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful. 34For the One whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.…
Do not work for food that perishes, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him God the Father has placed His seal of approval."
"I have much to say about you and much to judge. But the One who sent Me is truthful, and what I have heard from Him, I tell the world."
And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.
So after I have completed this service and have safely delivered this bounty to them, I will set off to Spain by way of you.
1 Corinthians 9:2
Even if I am not an apostle to others, surely I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 1:22
placed His seal on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a pledge of what is to come.
And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth--the gospel of your salvation--you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
Treasury of Scripture
He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.
Romans 3:3,4 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? …
Romans 4:18-21 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be…
2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
He that hath received.--Better, he that received. "Hath set to his seal," better, set his seal. It had been so. Earlier disciples, as Andrew and John (John 1:40), had passed from the Forerunner to the Great Teacher, and had heard in His words that which went to the divine in their own spirits, and had come from the short first meeting with the conviction, "We have found the Messias." They received the witness, and, as they heard it, they too became witnesses. Just as a man sets his private seal--here, probably, the common Eastern stamp that affixed the name is thought of--and by it attests the truth of a document, so they attested, in the power which that witness had over their lives, their recognition of it as truth. It has always been so. The moral fitness of Christianity to meet the spiritual needs of men, and its moral power over the lives of men in all the varying circumstances of culture, race, and creed, has raised up in every age an holy army of witnesses, who have set their seal to its divine truth. (Comp. for the thought of sealing, John 6:27; Romans 4:11; Romans 15:28; 1Corinthians 9:2; &c.)Verses 33-36. -
(3) The consequences of accepting and rejecting the supreme revelation. Verse 33. - He that receiveth his witness - i.e. his testimony to what he hath personally seen and heard in the heaven from which he has come - sealed - (ἐσφράγισεν), confirmed by such very act, ratified arid vindicated as trustworthy and stable (cf. Romans 4. l 1; 15:28; 1 Corinthians 9:2; 2 Corinthians 1:22. In other places the idea or image of a "seal" is used for guaranteeing a special commission, John 6:27 (see notes); Revelation 7:3; Ephesians 1:13) - that God is true; i.e. admits that the words of Christ are the words of God, are absolute truth and reality - an idea which is made more obvious by ver. 35, where Jesus is the Ambassador of God. It may even mean more than this, viz. that in Jesus "all the promises of God are Yea and Amen," that God is true in himself, and the witness of Christ embraces all that for which prophecy and promise and previous revelation had prepared the way (see Luthardt and Westcott). Such an idea is certainly beyond the scope of John's ministry or message.
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3141: Witness, evidence, testimony, reputation. From martus; evidence given.
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4972: To seal, set a seal upon. From sphragis; to stamp for security or preservation; by implication, to keep secret, to attest.
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.
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