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1 John 5:11

Context
NET ©

And this is the testimony: God 1  has given us eternal life, 2  and this life is in his Son.

NIV ©

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

NASB ©

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

NLT ©

And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

MSG ©

This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son.

BBE ©

And his witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

NRSV ©

And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

NKJV ©

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.


KJV
And
<2532>
this
<3778>
is
<2076> (5748)
the record
<3141>_,
that
<3754>
God
<2316>
hath given
<1325> (5656)
to us
<2254>
eternal
<166>
life
<2222>_,
and
<2532>
this
<3778>
life
<2222>
is
<2076> (5748)
in
<1722>
his
<846>
Son
<5207>_.
NASB ©
And the testimony
<3141>
is this
<3778>
, that God
<2316>
has given
<1325>
us eternal
<166>
life
<2222>
, and this
<3778>
life
<2222>
is in His Son
<5207>
.
GREEK
kai
<2532>
CONJ
auth
<3778>
D-NSF
estin
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-3S
h
<3588>
T-NSF
marturia
<3141>
N-NSF
oti
<3754>
CONJ
zwhn
<2222>
N-ASF
aiwnion
<166>
A-ASF
edwken
<1325> (5656)
V-AAI-3S
o
<3588>
T-NSM
yeov
<2316>
N-NSM
hmin
<2254>
P-1DP
kai
<2532>
CONJ
auth
<3778>
D-NSF
h
<3588>
T-NSF
zwh
<2222>
N-NSF
en
<1722>
PREP
tw
<3588>
T-DSM
uiw
<5207>
N-DSM
autou
<846>
P-GSM
estin
<1510> (5748)
V-PXI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
And
<2532>
this
<3778>
is
<1510>
the testimony
<3141>
: God
<2316>
has given
<1325>
us
<2254>
eternal
<166>
life
<2222>
, and
<2532>
this
<3778>
life
<2222>
is
<1510>
in
<1722>
his
<846>
Son
<5207>
.
NET ©

And this is the testimony: God 1  has given us eternal life, 2  and this life is in his Son.

NET © Notes

tn The ὅτι (Joti) clause in 5:11 is epexegetical (explanatory) to the phrase καὶ αὕτη ἐστίν (kai Jauth estin) at the beginning of the verse and gives the content of the testimony for the first time: “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

sn In understanding how “God’s testimony” (added to the three witnesses of 5:8) can consist of eternal life it is important to remember the debate between the author and the opponents. It is not the reality of eternal life (whether it exists at all or not) that is being debated here, but rather which side in the debate (the author and his readers or the opponents) possesses it (this is a key point). The letter began with a testimony that “the eternal life” has been revealed (1:2), and it is consummated here with the reception or acknowledgment of that eternal life as the final testimony. This testimony (which is God’s testimony) consists in eternal life itself, which the author and the readers possess, but the opponents do not. This, for the author, constitutes the final apologetic in his case against the opponents.



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