1 John 5:9
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New International Version
We accept human testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.

King James Bible
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

Darby Bible Translation
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God [which] he has witnessed concerning his Son.

World English Bible
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son.

Young's Literal Translation
If the testimony of men we receive, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that He hath testified concerning His Son.

1 John 5:9 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If we receive the witness of men - Which all are obliged to do, and which is deemed a sufficient testimony to truth in numberless cases; the witness of God is greater - he can neither be deceived nor deceive, but man may deceive and be deceived.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we.

1 John 5:10 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar...

John 3:32,33 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony...

John 5:31-36,39 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true...

John 8:17-19 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true...

John 10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey him.

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained...

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost...

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

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Matthew 3:16,17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, see, the heavens were opened to him...

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

Library
The World Our Enemy.
"We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness."--1 John v. 19. Few words are of more frequent occurrence in the language of religion than "the world;" Holy Scripture makes continual mention of it, in the way of censure and caution; in the Service for Baptism it is described as one of three great enemies of our souls, and in the ordinary writings and conversation of Christians, I need hardly say, mention is made of it continually. Yet most of us, it would appear, have very
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Spiritual Idolatry
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols." 1 John 5:21. 1. There are two words that occur several times in this Epistle, -- paidia and teknia, both of which our translators render by the same expression, little children. But their meaning is very different. The former is very properly rendered little children; for it means, babes in Christ, those that have lately tasted of his love, and are, as yet, weak and unestablished therein. The latter might with more propriety be rendered, beloved children;
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

The Blessing of Full Assurance
We do not wonder that certain men do not receive the epistles, for they were not written to them. Why should they cavil at words which are addressed to men of another sort from themselves? Yet we do not marvel, for we knew it would be so. Here is a will, and you begin to read it; but you do not find it interesting: it is full of words and terms which you do not take the trouble to understand, because they have no relation to yourself; but should you, in reading that will, come upon a clause in which
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888

1 John 5:4-5. victory
[8] "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God I" 1 John 5:4-5. IT ought to be our practice, if we have any religion, to examine the state of our souls from time to time, and to find out whether we are "right in the sight of God" (Acts 8:21). Are we true Christians? Are we likely to go to heaven when we die? Are we born again,--born of
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Matthew 3:17
And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

John 5:32
There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.

John 5:34
Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.

John 5:37
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,

John 8:18
I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."

1 John 5:8
the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

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