Parallel Verses

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;

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.

Holman Bible

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

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,

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.

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

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

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


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

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

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

References

Images John 5:39

Prayers for John 5:39

Context Readings

Further Testimony About The Son

38 and ye have not his word abiding in you; for whom he hath sent, him ye do not believe. 39 Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me; 40 and ye will not come to me that ye might have life.



Cross References

Luke 24:27

And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:44

And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all that is written concerning me in the law of Moses and prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.

John 7:52

They answered and said to him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and look, that no prophet arises out of Galilee.

Acts 17:11

And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, receiving the word with all readiness of mind, daily searching the scriptures if these things were so.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20

And ye shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

Deuteronomy 17:18-19

And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests, the Levites;

Deuteronomy 18:15

Jehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him shall ye hearken;

Deuteronomy 18:18

A prophet will I raise up unto them from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Deuteronomy 32:47

For it is no vain word for you, but it is your life, and through this word ye shall prolong your days on the land whereunto ye pass over the Jordan to possess it.

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth; and thou shalt meditate upon it day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein; for then shalt thou have good success in thy ways, and then shalt thou prosper.

Psalm 1:2

But his delight is in Jehovah's law, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalm 16:11

Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 21:4

He asked life of thee; thou gavest it him, length of days for ever and ever.

Psalm 36:9

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Psalm 119:11

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalm 119:97-99

MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 133:3

As the dew of Hermon that descendeth on the mountains of Zion; for there hath Jehovah commanded the blessing, life for evermore.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Proverbs 8:33-34

hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, for them there is no daybreak.

Isaiah 34:16

Search ye in the book of Jehovah and read: not one of these shall fail, one shall not have to seek for the other; for my mouth, it hath commanded, and his Spirit, it hath gathered them.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: behold, they have rejected Jehovah's word; and what wisdom is in them?

Daniel 12:2

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, to everlasting contempt.

Matthew 19:16-20

And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have life eternal?

Matthew 22:29

And Jesus answering said to them, Ye err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.

Mark 12:10

Have ye not even read this scripture, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone:

Luke 10:25-29

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal?

Luke 16:29

But Abraham says to him, They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them.

Luke 16:31

And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, not even if one rise from among the dead will they be persuaded.

John 1:45

Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth.

John 5:32

It is another who bears witness concerning me, and I know that the witness which he bears concerning me is true.

John 5:36

But I have the witness that is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me that I should complete them, the works themselves which I do, bear witness concerning me that the Father has sent me.

John 5:46

for if ye had believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me.

Acts 8:32-35

And the passage of the scripture which he read was this: He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb is dumb in presence of him that shears him, thus he opens not his mouth.

Acts 13:27

for those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, not having known him, have fulfilled also the voices of the prophets which are read on every sabbath, by judging him.

Acts 26:22-23

Having therefore met with the help which is from God, I have stood firm unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying nothing else than those things which both the prophets and Moses have said should happen,

Acts 26:27

King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

Romans 1:2

(which he had before promised by his prophets in holy writings,)

Romans 2:17-18

But if thou art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast in God,

Romans 3:2

Much every way: and first, indeed, that to them were entrusted the oracles of God.

Colossians 3:16

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

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But thou, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and of which thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Hebrews 11:16

but now they seek a better, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he has prepared for them a city.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection;

1 Peter 1:10-11

Concerning which salvation prophets, who have prophesied of the grace towards you, sought out and searched out;

2 Peter 1:19-21

And we have the prophetic word made surer, to which ye do well taking heed (as to a lamp shining in an obscure place) until the day dawn and the morning star arise in your hearts;

Revelation 19:10

And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus.

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