What Does the Bible Say About Testimony? With Scripture References


Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about testimony?” with specific Bible references.

Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about testimony?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes testimony in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines accountability as “A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.”

Now armed with a basic definition of testimony, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word testimony, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about testimony, scroll on for additional detail.

Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about accountability and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.

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What Does the Bible Say About Testimony?

Luke 21:13

“And it shall turn to you for a testimony.”

Revelation 19:10

“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

1 Corinthians 1:6

“Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:”

Psalms 119:88

“Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.”

John 5:34

“But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.”

Isaiah 8:20

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

John 3:32

“And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.”

2 Thessalonians 1:10

“When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”

Revelation 1:2

“Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.”

1 Corinthians 2:1:

“Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.”

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Tim is the Founder of Lord's Library. He believes the Bible commands us to minister "as of the ability which God giveth" (1 Peter 4:11). Tim aspires to be as The Lord's mouth by "taking forth the precious from the vile" (Jeremiah 15:19) and witnessing The Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) to the whole world.

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