1 John 5:11-12

11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

1 John 5:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
ESV
11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
NLT
11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
MSG
11 This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son.
CSB
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

1 John 5:11-12 In-Context

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.
10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 25:46
  • 2. S John 1:4; 1 John 2:25
  • 3. Jn 3:15,16,36
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