New International Version
Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
King James Bible
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
Darby Bible Translation
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and we bear witness of that which we have seen, and ye receive not our witness.
World English Bible
Most certainly I tell you, we speak that which we know, and testify of that which we have seen, and you don't receive our witness.
Young's Literal Translation
'Verily, verily, I say to thee -- What we have known we speak, and what we have seen we testify, and our testimony ye do not receive;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We speak that we do know - I and my disciples do not profess to teach a religion which we do not understand, nor exemplify in our conduct. A strong but delicate reproof to Nicodemus, who, though a master of Israel, did not understand the very rudiments of the doctrine of salvation. He was ignorant of the nature of the new birth. How wretched is the lot of that minister, who, while he professes to recommend the salvation of God to others, is all the while dealing in the meagre, unfruitful traffic of an unfelt truth! Let such either acquire the knowledge of the grace of God themselves, or cease to proclaim it.
Ye receive not our witness - It was deemed criminal among the Jews to question or depart from the authority of their teachers. Nicodemus grants that our Lord is a teacher come from God, and yet scruples to receive his testimony relative to the new birth, and the spiritual nature of the Messiah's kingdom.
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Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best …
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No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.
"I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world."
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
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