If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.…
You have heard of the story of the blind girl who, when her fingers became callous, cut her finger-tips to make them more sensitive. This, however, only made them harder, and then she could not read her Bible at all. At last, after bitter weeping, she kissed her Bible a farewell. To her intense joy, that kiss revealed to her the fact that she could read the raised words with a touch of her lips. Ever after she kissed into her soul that precious Word.
(H. M. Scudder, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.