New International Version
who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
King James Bible
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Darby Bible Translation
who testified the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, all things that he saw.
World English Bible
who testified to God's word, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, about everything that he saw.
Young's Literal Translation
who did testify the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things also as he did see.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who bare record of the word of God - Is there a reference here to the first chapter of John's gospel, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, etc.? Of this Word John did bear record. Or, does the writer mean the fidelity with which he noted and related the word - doctrines or prophecies, which he received at this time by revelation from God? This seems more consistent with the latter part of the verse.
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God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring--those who keep God's commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.
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