Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.

King James Version

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

Holman Bible

If we accept the testimony of men, God's testimony is greater, because it is God's testimony that He has given about His Son.

International Standard Version

If we accept human testimony, God's testimony is greater, because it is the testimony of God and because he has testified about his Son.

A Conservative Version

If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. Because this is the testimony of God that he has testified about his Son.

American Standard Version

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.

Amplified

If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [if we are willing to take human authority], the testimony of God is greater (of stronger authority), for this is the testimony of God, even the witness which He has borne regarding His Son.

An Understandable Version

If we [are willing to] accept the testimony of people about matters, [surely we ought to accept that] the testimony of God is more reliable; because the testimony of God is that He has presented [confirming] testimony concerning [the identity and mission of] His Son.

Anderson New Testament

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God, which he has borne concerning his Son.

Bible in Basic English

If we take the witness of men to be true, the witness of God is greater: because this is the witness which God has given about his Son.

Common New Testament

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God which he has borne witness of his Son.

Daniel Mace New Testament

if we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: now this is the testimony, which God has given us of his son.

Darby Translation

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God which he has witnessed concerning his Son.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. Now, this is the testimony of God, which he has testified concerning his Son.

Godbey New Testament

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: because this is the witness of God that he has testified concerning his Son.

Goodspeed New Testament

If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is stronger still; for the value of God's testimony lies in this, that he has testified to his Son.

John Wesley New Testament

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; and this is the testimony of God, which he hath testified of his Son.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son.

Julia Smith Translation

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God which he has testified concerning his Son.

King James 2000

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If we receive the testimony of people, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son.

Modern King James verseion

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God which He has testified about His Son.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God, that God hath born of his son.

Moffatt New Testament

If we accept human testimony, God's testimony is greater; for God's testimony consists in his testimony to his Son.

Montgomery New Testament

If we accept men's testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God, that he has borne testimony concerning his Son.

NET Bible

If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son.

New Heart English Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony that he has testified concerning his Son.

Noyes New Testament

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.

Sawyer New Testament

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son.

The Emphasized Bible

If, the witness of men, we receive, the witness of God, is, greater. Because, this, is the witness of God - in that he hath borne witness concerning his Son, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

If we receive the testimony of man, the testimony of God is stronger: for this is the testimony of God which he testified concerning his Son.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We accept the testimony of men, but God's testimony is still stronger; and there is the testimony of God--the fact that he has already borne testimony about his Son.

Webster

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater: for this is the testimony of God which he hath testified of his Son.

Weymouth New Testament

If we accept the testimony of men, God's testimony is greater: for God's testimony consists of the things which He has testified about His Son.

Williams New Testament

If we accept the testimony of men, the testimony of God is stronger still; because this is the testimony that God has borne to His Son.

World English Bible

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son.

Worrell New Testament

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; because this is the testimony of God, that He hath testified concerning His Son.

Worsley New Testament

Now if we admit the testimony of men, sure the testimony of God is greater: and this is the testimony of God, which He hath testified concerning his Son.

Youngs Literal Translation

If the testimony of men we receive, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that He hath testified concerning His Son.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

we receive
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the witness
μαρτυρία 
Marturia 
μαρτυρία 
Marturia 
μαρτυρία 
Marturia 
Usage: 29
Usage: 29
Usage: 29

of men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

of God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

μείζων 
meizon 
Usage: 19

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

his

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

God Has Given Us Eternal Life In The Son

8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son. 10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.



Cross References

Matthew 3:16-17

After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,

John 10:38

but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."

Matthew 17:5

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"

John 3:32-33

"What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.

John 5:31-37

"If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not true.

John 5:39

"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;

John 8:17-19

"Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.

Acts 5:32

"And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."

Acts 17:31

because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead."

Hebrews 2:4

God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.

Hebrews 6:18

so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

1 John 5:10

The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.

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