But the witness which I receive (Egw de ou thn marturian lambanw). "But I do not receive the witness" simply from a man (like John). The egw (I) in sharp contrast with umei (ye) of verse Jo 33. Jesus complained of Nicodemus for not accepting his witness (Jo 3:11). Cf. also Jo 3:32. In 1 John 5:9 the witness of God is greater than that of men and this Jesus has. That ye may be saved (ina umei swqhte). Final clause with ina and first aorist passive subjunctive of swzw. This was the purpose of Christ's coming, that the world might be saved ( 1 John 3:17 ).