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John 2:25

    John 2:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He had no need for any witness about man; for he himself had knowledge of what was in man.

    Webster's Revision

    and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

    World English Bible

    and because he didn't need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

    Barnes' Notes on John 2:25

    Should testify of man - Should give him the character of any man.

    He knew what was in man - This he did because he had made all John 1:3, and because he was God, John 1:1. There can be no higher evidence than this that he was omniscient, and was therefore divine. To search the heart is the prerogative of God alone Jeremiah 17:10; and as Jesus knew what was in "these disciples," and as it is expressly said that he knew what was in man - that is, in "all people" - so it follows that he must be equal with God. As he knows "all," he is acquainted with the false pretentions and professions of hypocrites. None can deceive him. He also knows the wants and desires of all his real friends. He hears their groans, he sees their sighs, he counts their tears, and in the day of need will come to their relief.

    Wesley's Notes on John 2:25

    2:25 He - To whom all things are naked, knew what was in man - Namely, a desperately deceitful heart.
    Book: John