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John 21:24

    John 21:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This is the disciple which testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    This is the disciple that beareth witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is the disciple who gives witness about these things and who put them in writing: and we have knowledge that his witness is true.

    Webster's Revision

    This is the disciple that beareth witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true.

    World English Bible

    This is the disciple who testifies about these things, and wrote these things. We know that his witness is true.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    This is the disciple which beareth witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 21:24

    This is the disciple - It is, I think, very likely that these two verses were added by some of the believers at that time, as a testimony to the truth of the preceding narration; and I allow, with Bishop Pearce and others, that it is possible that John may mean himself when he says We know, etc., yet, I think that it is very unlikely. It is certain that this Gospel loses no part of its authority in admitting the suffrage of the Church of God: it rather strengthens the important truths which are delivered in it; and in the mouths of so many witnesses the sacred matters which concern the peace and salvation of the world, are still more abundantly established. See the last note on the preceding chapter.

    We know - Instead of οιδαμεν, we know, some have written οιδα μεν, I know indeed; but this is mere conjecture, and is worthy of no regard. It is likely that these verses were added by those to whom John gave his work in charge.

    Barnes' Notes on John 21:24

    This is the disciple ... - This proves that the beloved disciple was John.

    We know - That is, it is known; it is universally admitted. It was so decidedly his character that he always declared the truth, that it had become known and was unquestioned, so that he himself might appeal to the universal testimony in his behalf. In this case, therefore, we have the testimony of a man whose character for nearly a century was that of a man of truth - so much so that it had become, in a manner, proverbial, and was put beyond a doubt. It is impossible to believe that such a man would sit down deliberately to impose on mankind, or to write a book which was false; and if not, then this book is true, and that is the same as saying that Christianity is a religion from heaven.