1 John 5:9
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English Standard Version
If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning 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.

American Standard Version
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God, which is greater, because he hath testified of his Son.

English Revised Version
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.

Webster's Bible Translation
If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God which he hath testified of his Son.

Weymouth New Testament
If we accept the testimony of men, God's testimony is greater: for God's testimony consists of the things which He has testified about His Son.

1 John 5:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

If we receive (εἰ λαμβάνομεν)

The indicative mood, assuming such reception as a fact. If we receive, as we do. On the verb receive, see on John 3:32.

The witness of God is greater

Supply mentally, and therefore we should receive that.

For (ὅτι)

Not explaining why it is greater, but why the principle of the superior greatness of divine testimony should apply and be appealed to in this case. Supply mentally, and this applies in the case before us, for, etc.

This is the witness of God which (ἣν)

The best texts read ὅτι that or because. Render that. This is the witness of God, even the fact that, etc.

1 John 5:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we.

1 John 5:10 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar...

John 3:32,33 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony...

John 5:31-36,39 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true...

John 8:17-19 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true...

John 10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey him.

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained...

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost...

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

for.

Matthew 3:16,17 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, see, the heavens were opened to him...

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

Cross References
Matthew 3:17
and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

John 5:32
There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true.

John 5:34
Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.

John 5:37
And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,

John 8:18
I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me."

1 John 5:8
the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

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