1 John 5:11
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English Standard Version
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

King James Bible
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

American Standard Version
And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the testimony, that God hath given to us eternal life. And this life is in his Son.

English Revised Version
And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this is the testimony, that God hath given to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son.

Weymouth New Testament
And that testimony is to the effect that God has given us the Life of the Ages, and that this Life is in His Son.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Hath given (ἔδωκεν)

The aorist tense, gave. So Rev. The reference is to the historic fact of the gift. So 1 John 3:23 : "We should love one another as He gave (ἔδωκεν) us commandment." 1 John 3:24 : "We know that He abideth in us by the Spirit which He gave (ἔδωκεν) us." On the other hand, 1 John 3:1 : "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed (δέδωκεν) upon us." The gift of love abides in the fact that we are now children of God (1 John 3:2).

Eternal life (ζωὴν αἰώνιον)

Compare the phrase τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον the life, the eternal life (1 John 1:2), and ἡ αἰώνιος ζωὴ the eternal life (John 17:3). For the distinction between the phrases see on 1 John 1:2. The phrase here, without either article, merely defines the character of the life.

1 John 5:11 Parallel Commentaries

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1 John 5:7,10 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one...

John 1:19,32-34 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you...

John 8:13,14 The Pharisees therefore said to him, You bore record of yourself; your record is not true...

John 19:35 And he that saw it bore record, and his record is true: and he knows that he said true, that you might believe.

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.

Revelation 1:2 Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.


1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life...

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

John 3:15,16,36 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life...

John 4:4,36 And he must needs go through Samaria...

John 6:40,47,68 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life...

John 10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.

John 17:2,3 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him...

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.


1 John 5:12,20 He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life...

1 John 1:1-3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 5:21,26 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will...

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

Colossians 3:3,4 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God...

Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Cross References
Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

John 1:4
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 3:15
that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 10:28
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

1 John 1:2
the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us--

1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that he made to us--eternal life.

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