New Living Translation
Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:9 If we receive the testimony of men - As we do continually, and must do in a thousand instances. The testimony of God is greater - Of higher authority, and much more worthy to be received; namely, this very testimony which God the Father, together with the Word and the Spirit, hath testified of the Son, as the Saviour of the world.
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Preached May 5, 1850. THE VICTORY OF FAITH. "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?"--1 John v. 4-5. There are two words in the system of Christianity which have received a meaning so new, and so emphatic, as to be in a way peculiar to it, and to distinguish it from all other systems of morality and religion; these two words are--the …
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And a voice from heaven said, "This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy."
But someone else is also testifying about me, and I assure you that everything he says about me is true.
Of course, I have no need of human witnesses, but I say these things so you might be saved.
And the Father who sent me has testified about me himself. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face,
I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other."
1 John 5:8
the Spirit, the water, and the blood--and all three agree.
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