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

King James Bible
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

American Standard Version
And the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath given testimony of me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

English Revised Version
And the Father which sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath borne testimony concerning me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

Weymouth New Testament
And the Father who sent me, *He* has given testimony concerning me. None of you have ever either heard His voice or seen what He is like.

John 5:37 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Himself (αὐτὸς)

The best texts substitute ἐκεῖνος, he; reading, "the Father which sent me, He hath born witness." So Rev.

Voice - shape

Not referring to the descent of the dove and the voice from heaven at Jesus' baptism, but generally and figuratively to God's witness in the Old Testament Scriptures. This is in harmony with the succeeding reference to the word.

John 5:37 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

borne.

John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

John 8:18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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...

See on ver.

John 5:32 There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.

Ye have. See on ch.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

John 14:9 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father...

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin...

Exodus 20:19 And they said to Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

Deuteronomy 4:12 And the LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude...

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

1 John 1:1,2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

1 John 4:12,20 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us...

Cross References
Isaiah 26:10
If favor is shown to the wicked, he does not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly and does not see the majesty of the LORD.

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

Mark 1:11
And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

Luke 3:22
and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

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

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