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John 3:33 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to [this], that God is true.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He who has received His testimony has set his seal to [this], that God is true.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that God is true.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that hath received his witness, hath set seal—that, God, is, true.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— he who is receiving his testimony did seal that God is true;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that hath receiued his testimonie, hath set to his seale, that God is true.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But he who hath received his testimony, hath sealed that the true Aloha is he.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But he that receiveth his testimony, hath set his seal, that God is true.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that hath received 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
testimony 3141
{3141} Prime
μαρτυρία
marturia
{mar-too-ree'-ah}
From G3144; evidence given (judicially or generally).
hath set to his seal 4972
{4972} Prime
σφραγίζω
sphragizo
{sfrag-id'-zo}
From G4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication to keep secret, to attest.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
true. 227
{0227} Prime
ἀληθής
alethes
{al-ay-thace'}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G2990; true (as not concealing).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 3:31-34.


John 3:33

_ _ hath set to His seal, etc. — gives glory to God whose words Christ speaks, not as prophets and apostles by a partial communication of the Spirit to them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 3:22-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 3:33

Hath set to his seal — It was customary among the Jews for the witness to set his seal to the testimony he had given. That God is true — Whose words the Messiah speaks.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Romans 3:3-4 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? ... God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Romans 4:18-21 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. ... And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
2 Corinthians 1:18 But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
Titus 1:1-2 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; ... In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
1 John 5:9-10 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. ... He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
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