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

  • Wynsome edmanson
    The man was heal st John 5 give us hope that you can do good any day it was blessings day for that man he can walk again I just love the scriptures how great is our God I have hope there is anything too hard for God to do
  • Norm
    And that spirit of antichrist is now most prevalent in the last time as Satan is a king over all the children of pride. JESUS CHRIST is come in the flesh but pride stops ears and blinds eyes causing unbelief. John 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? 1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come and even now already is it in the world.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    V.46 Jesus is speaking about the writings of Moses, they did not believe; that he was writing about the Lord.
  • 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

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