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!
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.
You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about me.
Ye search the scriptures, because ye think to have eternal life in them, and those are testifying about me.
Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;
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.
You search the scriptures, because in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify concerning me:
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.
You search the Scriptures, because in them you think that you have eternal life; and these are they that testify of me.
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.
Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;
Search the Scriptures, because in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify concerning me;
You pore over the Scriptures, for you think that you will find eternal life in them, and these very Scriptures testify to me,
Search the scriptures: in them ye think ye have eternal life: and it is they that testify of me.
Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are those who testify of me.
Search the writings; for ye think in them to have eternal life: and these are they testifying of me.
Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
You search the scriptures because you think that you have eternal life in them, and it is these that testify about me.
You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones witnessing of Me,
Search the scriptures: for in them, ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.
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.
"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,
You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me,
You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.
Ye search the Scriptures, because ye yourselves think that in them ye have everlasting life; and it is they which testify of me;
You search the Scriptures, because you think by them to have eternal life; and they testify of me;
Ye search the Scriptures, because, ye, think, by them, to have, life age-abiding; and, those Scriptures , are they which bear witness concerning me:
Search the scriptures; for ye suppose in them ye have eternal life: and these are they which testify of me.
You search the Scriptures, because you think that you find in them Immortal Life;
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
"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;
"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,
"You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.
Ye search the Scriptures; because in them ye think ye have eternal life; and these are they that testify concerning Me;
Ye search the scriptures; for ye think that in them ye have eternal life:
'Ye search the Writings, because ye think in them to have life age-during, and these are they that are testifying concerning me;
Devotionals about John 5:39
Devotionals containing John 5:39
Word Count of 38 Translations in John 5:39
Prayers for John 5:39
38 And you have not His word (His thought) living in your hearts, because you do not believe and adhere to and trust in and rely on Him Whom He has sent. [That is why you do not keep His message living in you, because you do not believe in the Messenger Whom He has sent.] 39 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! 40 And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.
Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself.
Then He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
They answered him, Are you too from Galilee? Search [the Scriptures yourself], and you will see that no prophet comes (will rise to prominence) from Galilee.
Now these [Jews] were better disposed and more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they were entirely ready and accepted and welcomed the message [ concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] with inclination of mind and eagerness, searching and examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Therefore you shall lay up these My words in your [minds and] hearts and in your [entire] being, and bind them for a sign upon your hands and as forehead bands between your eyes.
And when he sits on his royal throne, he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, out of what is before the Levitical priests.
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet (Prophet) from the midst of your brethren like me [Moses]; to him you shall listen.
I will raise up for them a prophet (Prophet) from among their brethren like you, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
For it is not an empty and worthless trifle for you; it is your [very] life. By it you shall live long in the land which you are going over the Jordan to possess.
This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.
But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
He asked life of You, and You gave it to him -- "long life forever and evermore.
For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
Oh, how love I Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
It is like the dew of [lofty] Mount Hermon and the dew that comes on the hills of Zion; for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forevermore [upon the high and the lowly].
For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it.
[Direct such people] to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them.
Seek out of the book of the Lord and read: not one of these [details of prophecy] shall fail, none shall want and lack her mate [in fulfillment]. For the mouth [of the Lord] has commanded, and His Spirit has gathered them.
The wise men shall be put to shame; they shall be dismayed and taken [captive]. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord, and what wisdom and broad, full intelligence is in them?
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence.
And behold, there came a man up to Him, saying, Teacher, what excellent and perfectly and essentially good deed must I do to possess eternal life?
But Jesus replied to them, You are wrong because you know neither the Scriptures nor God's power.
Have you not even read this [passage of] Scripture: The very Stone which [ after putting It to the test] the builders rejected has become the Head of the corner [Cornerstone];
And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?
But Abraham said, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear and listen to them.
He said to him, If they do not hear and listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded and convinced and believe [even] if someone should rise from the dead.
Philip sought and found Nathanael and told him, We have found (discovered) the One Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote about -- "Jesus from Nazareth, the [legal] son of Joseph!
There is Another Who testifies concerning Me, and I know and am certain that His evidence on My behalf is true and valid.
But I have as My witness something greater (weightier, higher, better) than that of John; for the works that the Father has appointed Me to accomplish and finish, the very same works that I am now doing, are a witness and proof that the Father has sent Me.
For if you believed and relied on Moses, you would believe and rely on Me, for he wrote about Me [personally].
Now this was the passage of Scripture which he was reading: Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so He opens not His mouth.
For those who dwell in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not know or recognize Him or understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, have actually fulfilled these very predictions by condemning and sentencing [Him].
[But] to this day I have had the help which comes from God [as my ally], and so I stand here testifying to small and great alike, asserting nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses declared would come to pass -- "
King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? [Do you give credence to God's messengers and their words?] I perceive and know that you do believe.
Which He promised in advance [long ago] through His prophets in the sacred Scriptures -- "
But if you bear the name of Jew and rely upon the Law and pride yourselves in God and your relationship to Him,
Much in every way. To begin with, to the Jews were entrusted the oracles (the brief communications, the intentions, the utterances) of God.
Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.
But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],
But the truth is that they were yearning for and aspiring to a better and more desirable country, that is, a heavenly [one]. For that reason God is not ashamed to be called their God [even to be surnamed their God -- "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob], for He has prepared a city for them.
[Some] women received again their dead by a resurrection. Others were tortured to death with clubs, refusing to accept release [offered on the terms of denying their faith], so that they might be resurrected to a better life.
The prophets, who prophesied of the grace (divine blessing) which was intended for you, searched and inquired earnestly about this salvation.
And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ( comes into being) in your hearts.
Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours].