The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 3:33
He that hath received his testimony…
For there was
here and there one that did, who believed in him as the Messiah, and
embraced his Gospel, and submitted to his ordinances, and truly and
sincerely followed him: and for the encouragement of such, it is
hath set to his seal that God is true;
faithful in fulfilling the
promises he has made concerning the Messiah, and his coming: he
firmly believes that God is true to every word of his, and will make
good every promise; and this he seals, ratifies, and confirms by his
embracing the testimony of Christ; whereas, on the contrary, he that
believes not makes God a liar, than which, nothing can be more
reproachful to him, (1 John 5:10) . The Jews have a saying F26 that "the
seal of the blessed God is truth". The Arabic version renders it,
"he is already sealed, because God is true"; and the Ethiopic
version, "God hath sealed him, because he is true"; namely, with his
holy Spirit; see (2 Corinthians 1:22) (Ephesians 1:13) (4:30) .
F26 T. Hieros. Sanhedrin, fol. 18. 1. & T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 64. 1.
& Yoma, fol. 69. 2.