testimony in the Bible

  1. Witness or evidence of something

    …our witness to you was believed. —2 Thess. 1:10 excerpt

    Laban and Jacob, son of Isaac, made a covenant and placed there a standing stone, plus a heap of stones, as a long-lasting witness of it.

    So now come, let us cut a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me. Then Jacob took a stone and raised it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his relatives, “Gather stones.” So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap. And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed. Then Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me this day.” Therefore it was named Galeed, and Mizpah… —Genesis 31:44-49 excerpt

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  2. False witness

    In the 10 commandments, God specifically deals with this.

    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. —Exodus 20:16

    You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. —Exodus 23:1

    Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow
    Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor. —Proverbs 25:18

  3. Testimony of 2 witnesses or 3 witnesses

    On the mouth of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the mouth of one witness. —Deuteronomy 17:6

    A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; at the mouth of two or three witnesses a matter shall be established. —Deuteronomy 19:15

    But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. —Matthew 18:16

    Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses. —1 Timothy 5:19

  4. Tablets of testimony

    When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God. —Exodus 31:18 LSB

    Now it happened when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him. —Exodus 34:29 LSB

  5. Tabernacle of Testimony

    This is the holy tabernacle which contained the ark of the Covenant which held “the testimony” (the “two tablets” on which were written the 10 Commandments) given to Moses and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai.

    SEE: What is the Tabernacle of Testimony?

  6. Testimony of Scripture

    The Scriptures, as the revelation of God’s will are a testimony (2 Kings 11:12; Psalm 19:7; 119:88; Isaiah 8:16, 20).

    The process of salvation begins in the heart by the believing reception of the testimony of God, while the rejection of that testimony hardens the heart (Psalm 95:8; Proverbs 28:14; 2 Chronicles 36:13).

    The certainty of a true Christian’s assurance of salvation is a based on the testimony of Scripture and of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16; 1 John 2:3; 3:14).

  7. Testimony of the Holy Spirit of God

    The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God —Romans 8:16

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  8. The lily of testimony

    SEE: What is Shushan Eduth?

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Article Version: July 11, 2024