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

King James Bible
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.

American Standard Version
But the witness which I receive is not from man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I receive not testimony from man: but I say these things, that you may be saved.

English Revised Version
But the witness which I receive is not from man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye may be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
But the testimony on my behalf which I accept is not from man; though I say all this in order that you may be saved.

John 5:34 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

But I((ἐγὼ δὲ)

Emphatic, in contrast with ye (John 5:33).

Receive (λαμβάνω)

See on John 3:32.

Testimony (τὴν μαρτυρίαν)

Rev., properly the witness. The restoration of the article is important. It has the force of my, marking the witness as characteristic of Christ's work. The only testimony which I accept as proof.

From man

Or from a man, with a primary reference to the Baptist. Rev. renders, the witness which I receive is not from man.

These things

With reference to the Baptist.

Ye may be saved

The ye (ὑμεῖς), marking them as those who might be influenced by the inferior, human testimony; though they did not apprehend the divine testimony.

John 5:34 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I receive.

John 5:41 I receive not honor from men.

John 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:

that.

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

Luke 19:10,41,42 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost...

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Romans 10:1,21 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved...

Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

1 Timothy 2:3,4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior...

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

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

1 John 5:9
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.

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