John 8:18

18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.”

John 8:18 in Other Translations

18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me."
18 I am one witness, and my Father who sent me is the other.”
18 And that is what you have: You have my word and you have the word of the Father who sent me."
18 I am the One who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me."

John 8:18 Meaning and Commentary

John 8:18

I am one that bear witness of myself
As he does of his sonship, in ( 1 John 5:7 ) .

And the Father that sent me, beareth witness of me;
as he did, by the descent of the Spirit upon him at his baptism, and by a voice from heaven, both at that time, and at his transfiguration, and by the miracles which he wrought; and particularly he bore testimony of him, long before, in prophecy, that he was the light of the world he now said he was, ( Isaiah 42:6 ) ; so that here were two testifiers, his Father and himself; which show them to be two distinct divine persons, and equal to each other: and now if the testimony of two men is true, firm, and authentic, and to be depended upon and received, then much more the testimony of two divine persons; see ( 1 John 5:9 ) .

John 8:18 In-Context

16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.
17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true.
18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.”
19 Then they asked him, “Where is your father?” “You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
20 He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.

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