New Living Translation
Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.
King James Bible
Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.
Darby Bible Translation
Demetrius has witness borne to him by all, and by the truth itself; and we also bear witness, and thou knowest that our witness is true.
World English Bible
Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.
Young's Literal Translation
to Demetrius testimony hath been given by all, and by the truth itself, and we also -- we do testify, and ye have known that our testimony is true.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:12 And from the truth itself - That is, what they testify is the very truth. Yea, we also bear testimony - I and they that are with me.
(This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also can believe.)
This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.
And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.
1 Timothy 3:7
Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil's trap.
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