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1 John 5: 7 - 8 > three that bear record
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  three that bear record 
 
  1 John 5: 7 - 8          ( King James Version ) 
   
    For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
 
verse 8 >   Are there are three that bear record in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
 
 
   1 John 5: 7 - 8        ( New International Version )
 
  For there are three that testify:
v. 8  >   the Spirit, the water and the blood, and the three are in agreement.
 
SDA  Bible  Commentary
 
The passage as given in KJV is in no Greek manuscript earlier than the 15th and 16th centuries. The disputed words found their way into the KJV by way of the Greek text of Erasmus (see Vol. 1, page 141). It is said that Erasmus offered to include the disputed words in his Greek Testament if he were shown even one Greek Manuscript that contained them. A library in Dublin produced such a MS (known as 34), and Erasmus included the passage in hie text. It is now believed that the later editions of the Vulgate acquired the passage by the mistake of a scribe who included an exegetical margin comment in the Bible text that he was copying. The disputed words have been widely used to support the doctrine of the Trinity, but in view of such overwhelming evidence against their authenticity, their support is valueless and should not be used.
In spite of their appearance in the Vulgate, A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture treely admits regarding the words: 'It is not generally held that this passage, called the Comma Johanneum, is a gloss that crept into the Greek text only in the 15th and 16th centuries." (Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1951, page 1186)  SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. 7, page 675.
 
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