Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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.

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

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

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

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

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 believe not. 39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.



Cross References

Luke 24:27

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24:44

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

John 7:52

They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Acts 17:11

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as 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 him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

Deuteronomy 18:15

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

Deuteronomy 18:18

I will raise them up a Prophet 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 not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Psalm 1:2

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psalm 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 21:4

He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even 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 mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalm 119:97-99

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

Psalm 133:3

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is 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 to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Isaiah 34:16

Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: 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: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; 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 and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 19:16-20

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Matthew 22:29

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Mark 12:10

And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

Luke 10:25-29

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Luke 16:29

Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

Luke 16:31

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

John 1:45

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

John 5:32

There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

John 5:36

But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

John 5:46

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

Acts 8:32-35

The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

Acts 13:27

For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

Acts 26:22-23

Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

Acts 26:27

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

Romans 1:2

(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

Romans 2:17-18

Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

Romans 3:2

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

Colossians 3:16

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

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Hebrews 11:16

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

1 Peter 1:10-11

Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

2 Peter 1:19-21

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.



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