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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.
Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
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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