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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

  • Bathshuwayah Ariel pretty much broke it down. Some People does not accept his real name or truth about things
  • Jesus showed consideration and compassion for the older man. Many people around him were to busy looking out for their own interests, but Jesus took the time to help the man. We can imitate Jesus by showing consideration for others and doing what we can to help them.
  • Joel mlambo
    The word of God is always straight
  • Solomon Steeley for verse 2
    JESUS came to do the will of his Father, in to show the perfect way, God 's true intent, for grace and truth came by JESUS CHRIST: So on the Sabbath day JESUS heal, JESUS came to bring forth life, healing, also restoration. The Law would only limit mans understanding, and relationship with God. In this case we see the Fathers heart concerning making people whole, Spirit, soul, and body. The law would limit man, but the grace of God through JESUS CHRIST would open up to you God 's unconditional love which includes healing of the body. The possibilies are unlimited, only by the Spirit of God can we know the truth for he will reveal them to us. God You All
  • Katie Henry for verse 28
    James Njoku- Maybe 1 Peter Chapter 3: 17-22 will help you regarding John 5:28 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison those that had died before Christ was sacrificed on the cross was preached to by Christ after he was crucified while he was still yet in the tomb for those 3 days. They heard Christs voice. Hebrews 9:27-27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:---- you are making that verse harder than it is suppose to be. It means that after someone dies-you must be judged. Judgement time comes after the perishing of flesh. Although it does not come immediately after death. It comes on judgement day. I hope some of this has helped you Keep studying! Don 't give up. If you don 't understand something, pray for wisdom and knowledge from GOD...for all wisdom and knowledge comes from GOD. He is faithful. You will receive it in HIS time! Always be patient!!!! ALWAYS!
  • Blessed
    JESUS always had problems with the scribe and Pharisee JESUS had to teach the people that though he is man his GOD GOD 'S son and he is the word of GOD what our FATHER sent him to do is above the law and when it comes to salvation,deliverance, healing,destroying the bonds of the wicked JESUS didn 't care what day it was. For hr came to do the work of his Father.

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