Revelation 1:2
New International Version
who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

New Living Translation
who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Berean Study Bible
who testifies to everything he saw. This is the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, as much as he saw.

New American Standard Bible
who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

King James Bible
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Christian Standard Bible
who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatever he saw.

Contemporary English Version
And John told everything he had seen about God's message and about what Jesus Christ had said and done.

Good News Translation
and John has told all that he has seen. This is his report concerning the message from God and the truth revealed by Jesus Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who testified to God's word and to the testimony about Jesus Christ, in all he saw.

International Standard Version
who testified about this message from God and the testimony about Jesus the Messiah.

NET Bible
who then testified to everything that he saw concerning the word of God and the testimony about Jesus Christ.

New Heart English Bible
who testified to God's word, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, about everything that he saw.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who witnessed the word of God and the testimony of Yeshua The Messiah - everything whatever he saw.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
John testified about what he saw: God's word and the testimony about Jesus Christ.

New American Standard 1977
who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who bore witness of the word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

King James 2000 Bible
Who bore witness of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

American King James Version
Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

American Standard Version
who bare witness of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, even of all things that he saw.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath given testimony to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath seen.

Darby Bible Translation
who testified the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, all things that he saw.

English Revised Version
who bare witness of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, even of all things that he saw.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who bore testimony of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Weymouth New Testament
This is the John who taught the truth concerning the Word of God and the truth told us by Jesus Christ-- a faithful account of what he had seen.

World English Bible
who testified to God's word, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, about everything that he saw.

Young's Literal Translation
who did testify the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things also as he did see.
Study Bible
Prologue
1This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon come to pass. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John, 2who testifies to everything he saw. This is the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:6
because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.

Revelation 1:9
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance that are in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and my testimony about Jesus.

Revelation 1:11
saying, "Write in a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

Revelation 6:9
And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld.

Revelation 12:17
And the dragon was enraged at the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.

Revelation 20:4
Then I saw the thrones, and those seated on them had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image, and had not received its mark on their foreheads or hands. And they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Revelation 22:21
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.

Treasury of Scripture

Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

bare.

Revelation 1:9
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 6:9
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Revelation 12:11,17
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death…

and of all.

Revelation 1:19
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

John 3:11
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

Acts 4:20
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.







Lexicon
who
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

testifies to
ἐμαρτύρησεν (emartyrēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

everything
ὅσα (hosa)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

he saw.
εἶδεν (eiden)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

[This is] the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

testimony
μαρτυρίαν (martyrian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3141: Witness, evidence, testimony, reputation. From martus; evidence given.

of Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Christ.
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
(2) Who bare record.--Elsewhere as well as here. And he tells us of what he bore record--of the Word of God. The writer declares that the substance of his testimony and witness had been this Word of God. We have here an indication of what the general character of his teaching had been. It evidently had been a teaching laying stress on that aspect of truth which is so forcibly set before us in the Fourth Gospel and the Epistles bearing the name of John. (Comp. Revelation 19:11; John 1:1; John 1:14; 1John 1:1, et al. Note also that the words "record," "testimony," "witness," found in this verse, recur in the Gospel and Epistles. Comp. John 5:31-40; John 19:35; John 21:24.)

Verse 2. - Who bare record. "To bear witness" (μαρτυρεῖν) and "witness," or "testimony" (μαρτυρία), are characteristic of St. John's writings, and serve to connect together his Gospel, the First Epistle, and the Apocalypse. Such words should be carefully noted, and, so far as possible, uniformly translated, in order to mark their frequency in the English Version. The Authorized Version rings the changes on "bear witness," "bear record," "give record," and "testify," for μαρτυρεῖν; and on "witness," "record," and "testimony," for μαρτυρία. The Revised Version has here made great improvements. To bear witness to the truth and the Word of God was St. John's special function throughout his long life, and to this fact he calls attention in all his chief writings (see Haupt on 1 John 5:6). The testimony of Jesus Christ, like "the Revelation of Jesus Christ" (ver. 1), means that which he gave, not that which tells about him. And of all things that he saw; better, as in the Revised Version, even of all things that he saw, taking δσα εἵδεν in apposition with what precedes. The seer is here speaking of the visions of the Apocalypse, not of the events in Christ's life. The aorists, ἐμαρτύρησεν and εἵδεν, are rightly compared to the συνέγραψε of Thucydides (1:1; 6:7, 93). 1:1-3 This book is the Revelation of Jesus Christ; the whole Bible is so; for all revelation comes through Christ, and all relates to him. Its principal subject is to discover the purposes of God concerning the affairs of the church, and of the nations as connected therewith, to the end of the world. These events would surely come to pass; and they would begin to come to pass very shortly. Though Christ is himself God, and has light and life in himself, yet, as Mediator between God and man, he receives instructions from the Father. To him we owe the knowledge of what we are to expect from God, and what he expects from us. The subject of this revelation was, the things that must shortly come to pass. On all who read or hear the words of the prophecy, a blessing is pronounced. Those are well employed who search the Bible. It is not enough that we read and hear, but we must keep the things that are written, in our memories, in our minds, in our affections, and in practice, and we shall be blessed in the deed. Even the mysteries and difficulties of this book are united with discoveries of God, suited to impress the mind with awe, and to purify the soul of the reader, though he may not discern the prophetic meaning. No part of Scripture more fully states the gospel, and warns against the evil of sin.
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