John 5:33

Ye have sent (umei apestalkate). Emphatic use of umei (ye) and perfect active indicative of apostellw, official and permanent fact and so the witness of the Baptist has to be recognized as trustworthy by the Sanhedrin. The reference is to the committee in 1:19-28 . He hath borne witness (memarturhken). Perfect active indicative of marturew showing the permanent and abiding value of John's testimony to Christ as in 1:34 ; 3:26 ; 5:37 . So also 19:35 of the testimony concerning Christ's death. This was the purpose of the Baptist's mission ( 1:7 ).