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 for John 8:31

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 for John 8:31

Wesley's Notes for John 8:31


8:29 The Father hath not left me alone - Never from the moment I came into the world.

8:32 The truth - Written in your hearts by the Spirit of God, shall make you free - From guilt, sin, misery, Satan.

8:33 They - The other Jews that were by, (not those that believed,) as appears by the whole tenor of the conversation. We were never enslaved to any man - A bold, notorious untruth. At that very time they were enslaved to the Romans.


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 8:31

  • JOHN K SUSTAITA on John 8:31
    If you continue in my word..

    Sadly the greatest sermon given by our Messiah Yeshua Jesus of Nazareth goes ignored as commands

    Each command honors the one command given to Adam in the Garden of Eden (clarified Gen 3;22)

    Yet like Yeshuas commands, Adams sin goes ignored&unrepented

    (This is not by accident)

    If you love me you will obey me "then" my father will love you because he loves me and will make his home in you!

    Let those who hear, hear the word of God..

    Don't be deceived whom you obey is your Lord&God!

    Why call me Lord and not do as I command?

    John
  • S.Lipton on John 8:31
    My word means Jesus himself John 1:1 & 14 . And also John 6:63 says Lords word's has Life and Spirit in it but not in the words (Doctrines) of a man. So when we remain in the word's of our Lord Jesus Christ. then we shall know (Understand) The Truth and the Truth will deliver us.
  • Bill on John 8:31
    Thus, it comes down to this: Is discipleship a condition for salvation, or is discipleship a chosen path of commitment that some saved persons pursue while other saved persons do not?....To those believing saved Jews, Jesus says, If you continue abide or remain in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. Those who are willing to pay the price of discipleship are truly disciples not merely pupils, but engaged adherents of Christ s teaching. These are the ones whose works for Christ will survive the testing furnace at the Judgment Seat. While others will be saved, yet so as by fire, these true disciples will be rewarded for their fruitfulness. We can, therefore, conclude that while all disciples are believers, not all believers are disciples.
  • Rev Ifeanyi on John 8:31
    The word "if" is very obvious. This is a word that introduces condition. The true condition for knowing a true disciple is " if" the person does continue in the teachings of Jesus. It is not enough to be in a programme, cry, kneel, and ask for mercy if we cannot leave the programme and continue in his teachings.


 

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