John 15:27

27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

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John 15:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
ESV
27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
NLT
27 And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry.
MSG
27 You, too, from your side must give your confirming evidence, since you are in this with me from the start.
CSB
27 You also will testify, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

John 15:27 Meaning and Commentary

John 15:27

And ye shall also bear witness
That is, of Christ; of all the things he did in Jerusalem, and in the land of the Jews; being eyewitnesses, and ministers, or servants of the word, who constantly attended upon him; of all the good he did to the bodies and souls of men; of the various miracles he wrought, and of the several doctrines which were taught by him: what they saw with their eyes, heard with their ears, and with their hands handled of the word of life, that they could declare, and did declare, and bore a faithful testimony to; they were to be, and were witnesses of his sufferings and death, of his resurrection from the dead, and ascension to heaven; they were a company of select men, chosen before of God, for this purpose; they were the most proper to be concerned herein, having been for a considerable time his intimates and associates:

because ye have been with me from the beginning;
from the beginning of his ministry; for as soon as he entered on his public work, he called them to be followers of him; and who continued with him to the end, and therefore were the most capable of bearing a testimony concerning his person, doctrines, and works; of all he did and suffered, from first to last.

John 15:27 In-Context

25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Luke 24:48; John 21:24; 1 John 1:2; 1 John 4:14
  • 2. S Luke 1:2
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