John 8:31

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said Iesus to those Iewes which beleeued on him, If ye continue in my word, then are yee my disciples indeed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, {then} you are truly disciples of Mine;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, `then' are ye truly my disciples;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jesus said to the Jews who had faith in him, If you keep my word, then you are truly my disciples;
- Basic English Bible

Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples;
- Darby Bible

Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ye are my disciples indeed;
- Webster's Bible

Jesus therefore said to those of the Jews who had now believed in Him, "As for you, if you hold fast to my teaching, then you are truly my disciples;
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, "If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples.
- World English Bible

Therfor Jhesus seide to the Jewis, that bileueden in hym, If ye dwellen in my word, verili ye schulen be my disciplis;
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus, therefore, said unto the Jews who believed in him, `If ye may remain in my word, truly my disciples ye are, and ye shall know the truth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 8:31


Joh 8:31 If ye continue in my word, [then] ye are my disciples indeed. They "believed on him", but their faith was not yet made perfect by obedience. Hence he adds the condition of discipleship. Their belief must move them to accept his word and obey it. There is a condition, "continue in my word"; a promise, "shall be my disciple".

Discussion for John 8

  • Robert DeHaan
    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and he was glad. I too will rejoice on that great and glorious day, when I will see my Blessed Savior. I long for the day when every knee will bow, proclaiming the truth of the victory at the cross and a new life in Christ was given to me! Yeshua longs to know us and to experience his deep abiding love. Thank you, Abba Father.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 8:32- "And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." There is one thing forever true about the freedom truth brings: the freedom that comes when we know truth - is a 'conditional' freedom. It does not free us from the result of our deeds; the freedom that comes wit truth - is the freedom - to CHOOSE - " ... choose ye this day whom ye will serve ... "; Josh. 24:15.
  • Irene123
    God bless you Kesha - that you have a heart for Jesus (God) and His truth!!
  • Bruce
    Tjohn past sins in years past should stay in the pass. If it's best to seek forgiveness of those you hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing:Rom 10:17. Have u felt the tug in ur heart John 6:44,Rom 10:13,John 1:12 Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Bud
    Joyce B. John 8: 38 Jesus specking as I have seen with my father ( GOD ) You have seen with your father (satin) vers. 39 If you were of Abraham you would not be of satin and try to kill me.
  • BSP
    Jesus was explaining that he existed in heaven before Abaraham was even born showing that he is greater than any human who has ever existed.

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