Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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,

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 nor do you have his word at work in you, because you do not believe in the one whom he sent. 39 You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about me. 40 But you are not willing to come to me to have life.



Cross References

Luke 24:27

Then, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them all the passages of Scripture about himself.

Luke 24:44

Then he told them, "These are the words that I spoke to you while I was still with you that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to be fulfilled."

John 7:52

They answered him, "You aren't from Galilee, too, are you? Search and see that no prophet comes from Galilee."

Acts 17:11

These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20

Take these commands to heart and keep them in mind, tying them as reminders on your arm and as bands on your forehead.

Deuteronomy 17:18-19

When he occupies his royal throne, he must make a copy of this Law for himself from a scroll used by the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 18:15

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

Deuteronomy 18:18

I will raise up a prophet like you from among their relatives, and I will place my words in his mouth so that he may expound everything that I have commanded to them.

Deuteronomy 32:47

because they're not just empty words for you they are your very life. Through these instructions you will live long in the land that you are about to cross over the Jordan River to possess."

Joshua 1:8

This set of instructions is not to cease being a part of your conversations. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to carry out everything that's written in it, for then you'll prosper and succeed.

Psalm 1:2

But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night.

Psalm 16:11

You cause me to know the path of life; in your presence is joyful abundance, at your right hand there are pleasures forever. A Davidic Prayer.

Psalm 21:4

He asked life from you, and you gave it to him a long life for ever and ever.

Psalm 36:9

For with you is a fountain of life, and in your light we will see light.

Psalm 119:11

I have stored what you have said in my heart, so I won't sin against you.

Psalm 119:97-99

How I love your instruction! Every day it is my meditation.

Psalm 133:3

It is like the dew of Hermon falling on Zion's mountains. For there the LORD commanded his blessing life everlasting. A Song of Ascents

Proverbs 6:23

Because the command is a lamp and the Law a light, rebukes that discipline are a way of life

Proverbs 8:33-34

Listen to instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it.

Isaiah 8:20

for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them.

Isaiah 34:16

"Study and read from the book of the LORD: And not one will be missing, each will not long for its mate. For it is the mouth of the LORD that has issued the order, and it is his Spirit that has gathered them.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men will be put to shame. They'll be dismayed and taken captive. Look, they have rejected the message from the LORD! So what kind of wisdom do they have?

Daniel 12:2

Many of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken some to life everlasting, and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 19:16-20

Just then a man came up to Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what good deed should I do to have eternal life?"

Matthew 22:29

Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power,

Mark 12:10

Haven't you ever read this Scripture: "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Luke 10:25-29

Just then an expert in the Law stood up to test Jesus. He asked, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 16:29

"Abraham said, "They have Moses and the Prophets. They should listen to them!'

Luke 16:31

"Then Abraham told him, "If your brothers do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even if someone were to rise from the dead.'"

John 1:45

Philip found Nathaniel and told him, "We have found the man about whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets wrote Jesus, the son of Joseph, from Nazareth."

John 5:32

There is another who testifies about me, and I know that the testimony he gives about me is true.

John 5:36

"But I have a greater testimony than John's, because the actions that the Father has given me to complete the very actions that I am doing testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.

John 5:46

because if you believed Moses, you would believe me, since he wrote about me.

Acts 8:32-35

This was the passage of Scripture he was reading: "Like a sheep he was led away to be slaughtered, and like a lamb is silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth.

Acts 13:27

For the people who live in Jerusalem and their leaders, not knowing who Jesus was, condemned him and so fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.

Acts 26:22-23

I've had help from God to this day, and so I stand here to testify to both the powerful and the lowly alike, stating only what the prophets and Moses said would happen

Acts 26:27

King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you believe them!"

Romans 1:2

which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures

Romans 2:17-18

Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rely on the Law, and boast about God,

Romans 3:2

There are all kinds of advantages! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the utterances of God.

Colossians 3:16

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

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and found to be true, because you know from whom you learned it.

Hebrews 11:16

Instead, they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

1 Peter 1:10-11

Even the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours, carefully researched and investigated this salvation.

2 Peter 1:19-21

Therefore we regard the message of the prophets as confirmed beyond doubt, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp that is shining in a gloomy place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Revelation 19:10

I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!"

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