John 5:39

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Search the Scriptures, for in them ye thinke ye haue eternall life, and they are they which testifie of me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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;
- Weymouth Bible

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

Seke ye scripturis, in which ye gessen to haue euerlastynge lijf; and tho it ben, that beren witnessyng of me.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:39


5:39 Search the Scriptures - A plain command to all men. In them ye are assured ye have eternal life - Ye know they show you the way to eternal life. And these very Scriptures testify of me.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:39


Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures. Rather, as in the Revised Version, "Ye search the Scriptures" for eternal life. Yet they were full of testimony of Christ. Yet they turned away from him who is the life of whom their Scriptures spoke.

Discussion for John 5

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    You are right on track with the Word oh Saint and do what the Word says to do. Focus on accuracy. Trust Abba Dad through Christ our Blessed Lord
  • Brian
    "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine"

    2 Timothy 3:16

    Whoever trusts the doctrines of men, will find God's Word contradictory. Whoever trusts the Word of God, will know man is contradictory. Study the Word, which has never changed.

    "An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed."

    Proverbs 20:21
  • Joshua
    Derek the Lord's talking about Spiritual
  • Joshua
    Derek the Lord's talking about Spiritual
  • Rick
    Explain then how the rich man lifted up his eyes in hell after he died and saw lazerus afar off
    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord or in hell.Man is a triune being made after
    Gods image. We are a never dieing soul that will live in heaven or hell for eternity we have a spirit and
    live in a body. Where you spend eternity depends on what you do with Jesus. John 3 says
  • Derek monk
    THE DEAD DON'T SLEEP

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