New International Version
I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me."
King James Bible
I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
Darby Bible Translation
I am [one] who bear witness concerning myself, and the Father who has sent me bears witness concerning me.
World English Bible
I am one who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me."
Young's Literal Translation
I am one who is testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me doth testify of me.'
John 8:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye judge after the flesh - Because I appear in the form of man, judging from this appearance, ye think I am but a mere man - pay attention to my teaching and miracles, and ye shall then see that nothing less than infinite wisdom and unlimited power could teach and do what I have taught and performed. Our Lord speaks here exactly in the character of an ambassador. Such a person does not bring a second with him to vouch his truth; his credentials from his king ascertain his character: he represents the king's person. So our Lord represents the Father as bearing witness with him. The miracles which he wrought were the proof from heaven that he was the promised Messiah: these were the great seal of all his pretensions.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 27 Evening
On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
"'Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
1 John 5:9
We accept human testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.
Jump to PreviousBear Beareth Bears Gives Testifies Testifieth Testify Testifying Testimony Witness
Jump to NextBear Beareth Bears Gives Testifies Testifieth Testify Testifying Testimony Witness
LinksJohn 8:18 NIV
John 8:18 NLT
John 8:18 ESV
John 8:18 NASB
John 8:18 KJV
John 8:18 Bible Apps
John 8:18 Biblia Paralela
John 8:18 Chinese Bible
John 8:18 French Bible
John 8:18 German Bible
John 8:18 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.