English Standard Version
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
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.
American Standard Version
Demetrius hath the witness of all men , and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness: and thou knowest that our witness is true.
To Demetrius testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself, yea and we also give testimony: and thou knowest that our testimony is true.
English Revised Version
Demetrius hath the witness of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, we also bear witness; and thou knowest that our witness is true.
Webster's Bible Translation
Demetrius hath good report by all men, and by the truth itself: and we also bear testimony; and ye know that our testimony is true.
Weymouth New Testament
The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and you know that we only give our approval to that which is true.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Demetrius hath good report (Δημητρίῳ μεμαρτύρηται)
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He who saw it has borne witness--his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth--that you also may believe.
This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
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