New International Version
"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.
King James Bible
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
Darby Bible Translation
If I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is not true.
World English Bible
"If I testify about myself, my witness is not valid.
Young's Literal Translation
'If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true;
John 5:31 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I bear witness - If I had no proof to bring of my being the Messiah, and equal to God, common sense would direct you to reject my testimony; but the mighty power of God, by which I work my miracles, sufficiently attests that my pretensions are well founded.
Bishop Pearce gives a different turn to this verse, by translating it interrogatively, thus: "If I only bear witness of myself, is not my witness true? i.e. is it, on that account, not true? In John 8:14, he says, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true. And in John 8:18, he says, I am one that bear witness of myself."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
TEXT: "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven."--Matt. 18:3. Jesus Christ was the world's greatest teacher and preacher. Multitudes followed him because he taught them, not as the scribes, but as one having authority. He came to them with the deepest truth of God, but couched in such familiar expressions, and told in such a fascinating way, that all men heard him and went their way rejoicing that so …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
September 29 Evening
December 23 Evening
Sunday after Easter
The Pharisees challenged him, "Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid."
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
Jump to PreviousAccepted Alone Bear Testify Testimony Valid True. Witness
Jump to NextAccepted Alone Bear Testify Testimony Valid True. Witness
LinksJohn 5:31 NIV
John 5:31 NLT
John 5:31 ESV
John 5:31 NASB
John 5:31 KJV
John 5:31 Bible Apps
John 5:31 Biblia Paralela
John 5:31 Chinese Bible
John 5:31 French Bible
John 5:31 German Bible
John 5:31 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.