John 8:17
New International Version
In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true.

New Living Translation
Your own law says that if two people agree about something, their witness is accepted as fact.

English Standard Version
In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true.

Berean Study Bible
Even in your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid.

Berean Literal Bible
But also in your Law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.

New American Standard Bible
"Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.

King James Bible
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

Christian Standard Bible
Even in your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true.

Contemporary English Version
Your Law requires two witnesses to prove that something is true.

Good News Translation
It is written in your Law that when two witnesses agree, what they say is true.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even in your law it is written that the witness of two men is valid.

International Standard Version
In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two people is valid.

NET Bible
It is written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.

New Heart English Bible
It's also written in your Law that the testimony of two people is valid.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And in your Written Law it is written: 'The testimony of two men is true.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your own teachings say that the testimony of two people is true.

New American Standard 1977
“Even in your law it has been written, that the testimony of two men is true.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.

King James 2000 Bible
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

American King James Version
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

American Standard Version
Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in your law it is written, that the testimony of two men is true.

Darby Bible Translation
And in your law too it is written that the testimony of two men is true:

English Revised Version
Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

Weymouth New Testament
In your own Law, too, it is written that the testimony of two men is true.

World English Bible
It's also written in your law that the testimony of two people is valid.

Young's Literal Translation
and also in your law it hath been written, that the testimony of two men are true;
Study Bible
The Woman Caught in Adultery
16But even if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone when I judge; I am with the Father, who sent Me. 17Even in your own Law it is written that the testimony of two men is valid. 18I am One who testifies about Myself, and the Father, who sent Me, also testifies about Me.”…
Cross References
Numbers 35:30
If anyone kills a person, the murderer is to be put to death on the testimony of multiple witnesses. But no one is to be put to death based on the testimony of a lone witness.

Deuteronomy 17:6
On the testimony of two or three witnesses a man shall be put to death, but he shall not be executed on the testimony of a lone witness.

Deuteronomy 19:15
A lone witness is not sufficient to establish any wrongdoing or sin against a man, regardless of what offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Matthew 18:16
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'

John 10:34
Jesus replied, "Is it not written in your Law: 'I have said you are gods'?

Treasury of Scripture

It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

also.

John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is …

Galatians 3:24 Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might …

Galatians 4:21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?

that.

Deuteronomy 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that …

Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or …

1 Kings 21:10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against …

Matthew 18:16 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more…

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or …

Hebrews 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

1 John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: …

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy …







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

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.

your
ὑμετέρῳ (hymeterō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5212: Your, yours. From humeis; yours, i.e. Pertaining to you.

[own]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine 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.

Law
νόμῳ (nomō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

it is written
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
(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.

of two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

men
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

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.

valid.
ἀληθής (alēthēs)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 227: Unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful. TRUE.
(17) It is also written in your law.--He now proceeds to show again that the technical requirement of the Law was satisfied by His witness. The term "your law" is material, as addressed to those who were professed expounders of it and accused Him of being a transgressor of it. (Comp. the parallel reference to the Law in John 10:34; John 15:25.) To assert that Jesus placed Himself in a position of antagonism to the Mosaic law, is to forget the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17); and to assert that the Jesus of the Fourth Gospel differs in this respect from the character as portrayed by the earlier Evangelists, is to forget the teaching of the last verse of John 5, and, indeed, to miss the whole force of these very passages. He does not, indeed, say "our law," as it was for them what it could not be for Him; but He mentions it to show in each case that He fulfilled it.

That the testimony of two men is true.--See Deuteronomy 17:6; Deuteronomy 19:15, and comp. Notes on Matthew 18:16 and Mark 14:55-56. The words are here quoted freely, and "two men" is substituted for "two or three witnesses," which we find in both the passages in Deuteronomy. This prepares the way for the full thought of the "witness," in the next verse. The requirement of the Law would be satisfied with the evidence of two men: He has the witness of two Persons, but each is divine.

Verse 17. - Having laid down the principle on which he was justified in maintaining the truthfulness of the assumption which the Pharisees impugned, he proceeded to vindicate, for these Jewish legalists, its agreement with the very letter of the Law. He adopted here the identical ground which was taken by him when first of all he claimed this fellowship with the Father. Yea, and in your Law it has been written, that the witness of two men is true. Many have said that here Jesus puts himself on one side as in hostility to the Law; Baur and some others plead, from the very phrase "your Law," that Jesus could not have used such an expression, and that John could not have recorded it; and Reuss urges that this expression agrees with the "standpoint of the gospel,which aims at lowering and degrading the old dispensation." Nothing could be less in harmony with the facts (see Introduction, § VII. 2). Even Meyer says, "The words are anti-Judaic... though not antinomian." Surely our Lord was simply appealing to his bitter enemies to recognize the application of the principle found in their own Law, of which they were continually making a proud boast. He simply goes to common ground of argument, and is ready to show that even the letter of the Law sustains his claim for the sufficient reason that he is not alone, but the Father is manifestly with him. Just as he never said "our Father" when addressing his disciples, but either "my Father" or "your Father" (John 20:17), because God is not the Father of men in the full sense in which he was Father to the only begotten Son; so he could not say "our Law" or "Moses gave us the Law" without derogating from the unique relation he sustained to the Law (compare Paul's language, Romans 2:17, 21, 23). The quotation from Deuteronomy is not verbally exact; it even carries the statement of Scripture to a broader generalization, and is so worded that it applies to the case in point, by carrying the position to a legitimate consequence - "the witness of two men is true." By using the word "men," Christ suggests the contrast between two men on one side and the God-Man and the Father on the other. Lightfoot ('Horae Hebraicae') quotes 'Rosh-Shanah,' 1:2, 3, "that two persons well known must testify to the supreme court that they had seen the new moon! If these were unknown persons, they must bring proof that they were credible witnesses." Upon these common principles of jurisprudence the Lord was willing, in purely Jewish fashion, to rest his claim. 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.
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