John 5:39



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;

King James Version

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

International Standard Version

You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about me.

A Conservative Version

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think to have eternal life in them, and those are testifying about me.

American Standard Version

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

Amplified

You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me!

An Understandable Version

You search through the Scriptures [i.e., the Old Testament], because you think that you will [learn how to] have never ending life by [reading] them. And these Scriptures are what testify concerning me.

Anderson New Testament

You search the scriptures, because in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify concerning me:

Bible in Basic English

You make search in the holy Writings, in the belief that through them you get eternal life; and it is those Writings which give witness about me.

Common New Testament

You search the Scriptures, because in them you think that you have eternal life; and these are they that testify of me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

You search the scriptures, for you think by their means to have eternal life, and they are the very writings which do testify of me.

Darby Translation

Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;

Godbey New Testament

Search the Scriptures, because in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify concerning me;

Goodspeed New Testament

You pore over the Scriptures, for you think that you will find eternal life in them, and these very Scriptures testify to me,

Holman Bible

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.

John Wesley New Testament

Search the scriptures: in them ye think ye have eternal life: and it is they that testify of me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are those who testify of me.

Julia Smith Translation

Search the writings; for ye think in them to have eternal life: and these are they testifying of me.

King James 2000

Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You search the scriptures because you think that you have eternal life in them, and it is these that testify about me.

Modern King James verseion

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones witnessing of Me,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Search the scriptures: for in them, ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.

Moffatt New Testament

You search the scriptures, imagining you possess eternal life in their pages ??and they do testify to me ??40 but you refuse to come to me for life.

Montgomery New Testament

"You are searching the Scriptures because you suppose that in tem you have eternal life; and though these are they that bear witness concerning me,

NET Bible

You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me,

New Heart English Bible

You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.

New simplified Bible

You search (investigate) (study) the Scriptures because you think that in them you have everlasting life. These Scriptures testify about me.

Noyes New Testament

Ye search the Scriptures, because ye yourselves think that in them ye have everlasting life; and it is they which testify of me;

Sawyer New Testament

You search the Scriptures, because you think by them to have eternal life; and they testify of me;

The Emphasized Bible

Ye search the Scriptures, because, ye, think, by them, to have, life age-abiding; and, those Scriptures , are they which bear witness concerning me:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Search the scriptures; for ye suppose in them ye have eternal life: and these are they which testify of me.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You search the Scriptures, because you think that you find in them Immortal Life;

Webster

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Weymouth New Testament

"You search the Scriptures, because you suppose that in them you will find the Life of the Ages; and it is those Scriptures that yield testimony concerning me;

Williams New Testament

"You keep on searching the Scriptures, for you yourselves suppose that you will get possession of eternal life through them; and yet they are witnesses that testify to me,

World English Bible

"You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.

Worrell New Testament

Ye search the Scriptures; because in them ye think ye have eternal life; and these are they that testify concerning Me;

Worsley New Testament

Ye search the scriptures; for ye think that in them ye have eternal life:

Youngs Literal Translation

'Ye search the Writings, because ye think in them to have life age-during, and these are they that are testifying concerning me;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐρευνάω 
Ereunao 
Usage: 4

γραφή 
Graphe 
Usage: 37

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye , ye yourselves , you , not tr
Usage: 120

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

ye have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that , those , he , the same , they ,
Usage: 148

εἰσί 
Eisi 
are , be , were , have , not tr ,
Usage: 97

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
περί 
Peri 
of , for , concerning , about , as touching , touching , whereof Trans , not tr ,
Usage: 254

Images John 5:39

Context Readings

Further Testimony About The Son

38 "You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent. 39 "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.



Cross References

Luke 24:27

Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

Luke 24:44

Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."

John 7:52

They answered him, "You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee."

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20

"You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

Deuteronomy 17:18-19

"Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 18:15

"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.

Deuteronomy 18:18

'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Deuteronomy 32:47

"For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."

Joshua 1:8

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

Psalm 1:2

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 16:11

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Psalm 21:4

He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.

Psalm 36:9

For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

Psalm 119:11

Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

Psalm 119:97-99

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 133:3

It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forever.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

Proverbs 8:33-34

"Heed instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Isaiah 34:16

Seek from the book of the LORD, and read: Not one of these will be missing; None will lack its mate For His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.

Jeremiah 8:9

"The wise men are put to shame, They are dismayed and caught; Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, And what kind of wisdom do they have?

Daniel 12:2

"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 19:16-20

And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"

Matthew 22:29

But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Mark 12:10

"Have you not even read this Scripture: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone;

Luke 10:25-29

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 16:29

"But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'

Luke 16:31

"But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"

John 1:45

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

John 5:32

"There is another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.

John 5:36

"But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish--the very works that I do--testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.

John 5:46

"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.

Acts 8:32-35

Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: "HE WAS LED AS A SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER; AND AS A LAMB BEFORE ITS SHEARER IS SILENT, SO HE DOES NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH.

Acts 13:27

"For those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, recognizing neither Him nor the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.

Acts 26:22-23

"So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;

Acts 26:27

"King Agrippa, do you believe the Prophets? I know that you do."

Romans 1:2

which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,

Romans 2:17-18

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

Romans 3:2

Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

Hebrews 11:16

But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;

1 Peter 1:10-11

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,

2 Peter 1:19-21

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

Revelation 19:10

Then I fell at his feet to worship him But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."



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