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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
¶ 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
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.
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.
Luís Honório Rodrigues Aquino's comment on 2015-01-11 06:29:29:
Well I 'd like to know if in the original greek document this verse is an order or a statement. Is it an order to examin the scriptures or is Jesus commenting about a jew habit of reading the scripture in search of everlastin life?
ALLEN's comment on 2014-11-03 23:04:33:
just knowing the scriptures is only a form GOD ,IF NOTHING IS PRACTICE!.
Roland Allen's comment on 2013-06-03 07:10:42:
I BELIEVE MAN IS ALWAYS SEEKING KNOWLEGE , I BELIEVE THIS IS A WARNING TO US ,MAN HAS FALLEN NOT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT GOD SAID' BUT LIKE ADAM CHOSE TO DO WRONG. PAUL AND NICODIMUS BOTH SCHOLARS BUT THIER STUDY'S DIDN'T BRING THEM CLOSER ONLY A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST.
AB's comment on 2013-02-18 21:25:14:
Perhaps they who feel they have obtained eternal life need another glance at the scriptures to recognize the need for Christ, the door!
Stan Badenhop's comment on 2012-11-28 22:19:15:
You’re continually studying the scriptures, taking great pains to learn all you can about God; because you think mere words are the way to eternal life. But with all the knowledge you’ve gained, you still don’t understand that these same scriptures point to Jesus as the only way of salvation.
Adele's comment on 2012-10-01 00:39:13:
I think it means exactly what it says. The more you search, read, meditate and study the Word of GOD, the closer you come to God on a spiritual level. If we do what the word of GOD tells us then we will find fellowship with Him and He is the Victory that holds the victory and he is victorious. So, to have a relationship with the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is to be victorious. No matter what happens on this earth to us, good or bad, we still have the victory through Jesus Christ, GOD's Holy and only Son. But we have to do our part by 'Staying Read up and Prayed up' there is no other way to the Father but by Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior.
James Alexander's comment on 2011-11-04 07:40:51:
I think it give you more incentive,to study and
devote more time comparing scripture.
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