I admit that I’m not a fan of the ESV, but I have to give credit where it’s due:
As I was working on my sermon for Sunday, I decided to consult the ESV‘s rendering on several texts:
“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. (emphasis added)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (emphasis added)
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (emphasis added)
When you want to make a point about a particular word, “witness” (Gk. μάρτυς, “a witness,” or μαρτυρέω, “I witness”), a little concordance is good.
So kudos for the ESV.