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SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES
The sentence beginning with (eraunate), in John 5:39 the King James Version has been almost universally regarded as meaning "Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life." But one cannot read as far as dokeite, "ye think," without feeling that there is something wrong with the ordinary version. This verb is at least a disturbing element in the current of thought (if not superfluous), and only when the first verb is taken as an indicative does the meaning of the writer become clear. The utterance is not a command, but a declaration: "Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them," etc. Robert Barclay as early as 1675, in his Apology for the True Christian Divinity (91;), refers to two scholars before him who had handed down the correct tradition: "Moreover, that place may be taken in the indicative mood, Ye search the Scriptures; which interpretation the Greek word will bear, and so Pasor translated it: which by the reproof following seemeth also to be the more genuine interpretation, as Cyrillus long ago hath observed." So Dr. Edwin A. Abbott, in his Johannine Grammar (London, 1906, section 2439 (i)). See also Transactions American Philological Association, 1901, 64 f.
SCRIPTURES, SEARCH THE
Greek1830. exeraunao -- to search out
... to search out. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exeraunao Phonetic Spelling:
(ex-er-yoo-nah'-o) Short Definition: I search diligently, examine carefully ...
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2045. ereunao -- search.
2214. zetesis -- a search, questioning
2038a. eraunao -- to search, examine.
2038. ergazomai -- to search, examine.
1833. exetazo -- to examine closely
327. anazeteo -- to seek carefully
2212. zeteo -- to seek
1934. epizeteo -- to inquire for
350. anakrino -- to examine, investigate
Strong's Hebrew2664. chaphas -- to search
... 2663c, 2664. chaphas. 2665 . to search. Transliteration: chaphas Phonetic Spelling:
(khaw-fas') Short Definition: search. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2713. chaqar -- to search
2658. chaphar -- to dig, search for
1240. beqar -- to inquire, seek
1245. baqash -- to seek
1875. darash -- to resort to, seek
2665. chephes -- a device, plot
1239. baqar -- to inquire, seek
4290. machtereth -- a breaking in, burglary
2714. cheqer -- a searching, a thing (to be) searched out
The Search for Peace
Search the Scriptures
The Search that Always Finds
The Fruitless Search.
By Humanity we Search into the Powers and Faculties of the Soul
Search Then, the Scriptures, if You Can, and So Fill up this ...
After we have Believed, Search Should Cease; Otherwise it must End ...
On the Words of the Gospel, John v. 39, "Ye Search the Scriptures ...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
2. (v. t.) To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
3. (v. t.) To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
4. (v. t.) To examine; to try; to put to the test.
5. (v. i.) To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
ThesaurusSearch (186 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To look over or through, for the purpose of finding
something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city. ...SEARCH. ...
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Scriptures (25 Occurrences)
Explore (13 Occurrences)
Probe (6 Occurrences)
Quest (2 Occurrences)
Spy (27 Occurrences)
Look (1874 Occurrences)
Searched (71 Occurrences)
Discover (28 Occurrences)
Visitation (17 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSearch (186 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, "Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him."
Matthew 2:13 When they were gone, and angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise: take the babe and His mother and escape to Egypt, and remain there till I bring you word. For Herod is about to make search for the child in order to destroy Him."
Matthew 6:32 Because the Gentiles go in search of all these things: for your Father in heaven has knowledge that you have need of all these things:
Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.
Matthew 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader searching for beautiful jewels.
Matthew 18:12 What would you say now? if a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone wandering away, will he not let the ninety-nine be, and go to the mountains in search of the wandering one?
Luke 2:45 And seeing that he was not there, they went back to Jerusalem, to make search for him.
Luke 12:30 For the nations of the world go in search of all these things: but your Father has knowledge that you have need of them.
Luke 15:4 "Which of you men, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in their pasture and go in search of the lost one till he finds it?
Luke 15:8 "Or what woman who has ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully till she finds it?
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.
Luke 24:5 The women were terrified; but, as they stood with their faces bowed to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you search among the dead for Him who is living?
John 5:39 "You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.
John 6:24 When the multitude therefore saw that Jesus wasn't there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
John 7:52 They answered him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee. "
John 8:50 I, however, am not in search of glory for myself: there is One who is searching for it and he is judge.
Acts 9:11 And the Lord said to him, Get up, and go to the street which is named Straight, and make search at the house of Judas for one named Saul of Tarsus: for he is at prayer;
Acts 10:17 Now while Peter was in doubt as to the purpose of this vision, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made search for Simon's house, came to the door,
Acts 12:19 And when Herod had had him searched for and could not find him, after sharply questioning the guards he ordered them away to execution. He then went down from Judaea to Caesarea and remained there.
Acts 15:17 So that the rest of men may make search for the Lord, and all the Gentiles on whom my name is named,
Acts 17:5 But the jealousy of the Jews was aroused, and, calling to their aid some ill-conditioned and idle fellows, they got together a riotous mob and filled the city with uproar. They then attacked the house of Jason and searched for Paul and Silas, to bring them out before the assembly of people.
Acts 17:27 So that they might make search for God, in order, if possible, to get knowledge of him and make discovery of him, though he is not far from every one of us:
Romans 11:33 Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
1 Corinthians 1:22 Seeing that Jews demand miracles, and Greeks go in search of wisdom,
1 Corinthians 2:10 But to us, God revealed them through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
2 Timothy 1:17 But when he was in Rome, he went in search of me everywhere, and came to me
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is not possible to be well-pleasing to him, for it is necessary for anyone who comes to God to have the belief that God is, and that he is a rewarder of all those who make a serious search for him.
Hebrews 13:14 For here we have no fixed resting-place, but our search is for the one which is to come.
1 Peter 1:10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,
1 Peter 5:8 Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;
Revelation 2:23 I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
Genesis 31:32 As for your gods, if anyone of us has them, let him be put to death: make search before us all for what is yours, and take it. For Jacob had no knowledge that Rachel had taken them.
Genesis 31:37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
Genesis 41:33 And now let Pharaoh make search for a man of wisdom and good sense, and put him in authority over the land of Egypt.
Genesis 44:12 He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
Leviticus 19:26 Nothing may be used for food with its blood in it; you may not make use of strange arts, or go in search of signs and wonders.
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it is good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he changes it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy. It shall not be redeemed.'"
Numbers 10:33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.
Numbers 13:2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
Numbers 13:16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to search out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Jehoshua.
Numbers 13:17 And Moses sent them to search out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Go up this way by the south and go up into the hill-country,
Numbers 13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
Numbers 14:7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
Numbers 14:36 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
Numbers 14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
Numbers 15:39 and it hath been to you for a fringe, and ye have seen it, and have remembered all the commands of Jehovah, and have done them, and ye search not after your heart, and after your eyes, after which ye are going a-whoring;
Deuteronomy 1:22 You came near to me everyone of you, and said, "Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come."
Deuteronomy 1:33 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 13:14 then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
Deuteronomy 22:2 If their owner is not near, or if you are not certain who he is, then take the beast to your house and keep it till its owner comes in search of it, and then you are to give it back to him.
Deuteronomy 30:4 Even if those who have been forced out are living in the farthest part of heaven, the Lord your God will go in search of you, and take you back;
Joshua 2:2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.
Joshua 2:3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.
Joshua 2:22 And they went into the hill-country and were there three days, till the men who had gone after them had come back; and those who went after them were searching for them everywhere without coming across them.
Joshua 6:22 Then Joshua said to the two men who had been sent to make a search through the land, Go into the house of the loose woman, and get her out, and all who are with her, as you gave her your oath.
Joshua 6:25 But Joshua kept Rahab, the loose woman, and her father's family and all she had, from death, and so she got a living-place among the children of Israel to this day; because she kept safe the men whom Joshua had sent to make a search through the land.
Joshua 7:2 Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is by the side of Beth-aven, on the east side of Beth-el, and said to them, Go up and make a search through the land. And the men went up and saw how Ai was placed.
Joshua 14:7 I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the Lord, sent me from Kadesh-barnea to make a search through the land; and the account which I gave him was in keeping with his desire.
Judges 1:23 So they sent men to make a search round Beth-el. (Now the name of the town in earlier times was Luz.)
Judges 6:29 And they said to one another, Who has done this thing? And after searching with care, they said, Gideon, the son of Joash, has done this thing.
Judges 17:8 The man departed out of the city, out of Bethlehem Judah, to sojourn where he could find a place, and he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah, as he traveled.
Judges 18:2 The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, "Go, explore the land!" They came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there.
Judges 18:14 Then the five men who had gone to make a search through the country of Laish, said to their brothers, Have you knowledge that in these houses there is an ephod and family gods and a pictured image and a metal image? So now you see what to do.
Judges 18:17 Then the five men who had gone to make a search through the land, went in and took the pictured image and the ephod and the family gods and the metal image; and the priest was by the doorway with the six hundred armed men.
1 Samuel 9:3 Now the asses of Saul's father Kish had gone wandering away. And Kish said to his son Saul, Take one of the servants with you, and get up and go in search of the asses.
1 Samuel 10:2 When you have gone away from me today, you will see two men by the resting-place of Rachel's body, in the land of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, The asses which you went in search of have come back, and now your father, caring no longer for the asses, is troubled about you, saying, What am I to do about my son?
1 Samuel 10:21 Then he made the tribe of Benjamin come near by families, and the family of the Matrites was taken: and from them, Saul, the son of Kish, was taken: but when they went in search of him he was nowhere to be seen.
1 Samuel 16:16 Now give orders to your servants who are here before you to go in search of a man who is an expert player on a corded instrument: and it will be that when the evil spirit from God is on you, he will make music for you on his instrument, and you will get well.
1 Samuel 17:56 And the king said, Make search and see whose son this young man is.
1 Samuel 20:12 And Jonathan saith unto David, 'Jehovah, God of Israel -- when I search my father, about 'this' time to-morrow 'or' the third 'day', and lo, good 'is' towards David, and I do not then send unto thee, and have uncovered thine ear --
1 Samuel 23:23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hides himself, and come again to me with certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall happen, if he is in the land, that I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah."
1 Samuel 23:25 And Saul and his men went in search of him. And David had word of it, so he came down to the rock in the waste land of Maon. And Saul, hearing of this, went after David into the waste land of Maon.
1 Samuel 24:2 Then Saul took three thousand of the best men out of all Israel, and went in search of David and his men on the rocks of the mountain goats.
1 Samuel 26:2 Then Saul went down to the waste land of Ziph, taking with him three thousand of the best men of Israel, to make search for David in the waste land of Ziph.
1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, don't let my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of Yahweh; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains."
2 Samuel 5:17 And when the Philistines had news that David had been made king over Israel, they all went up in search of David; and David, hearing of it, went down to the strong place.
2 Samuel 10:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Hasn't David sent his servants to you to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?"
2 Samuel 20:13 When he had been taken off the road, all the people went on after Joab in search of Sheba, the son of Bichri.
1 Kings 1:2 So his servants said to him, Let search be made for a young virgin for my lord the king, to take care of him and be waiting on him; and you may take her in your arms, and so my lord the king will be warm.
1 Kings 2:40 Then Shimei got up, and making ready his ass, he went to Gath, to Achish, in search of his servants; and he sent and got them from Gath.
1 Kings 18:10 By the life of the Lord your God, there is not a nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent in search of you; and when they said, He is not here; he made them take an oath that they had not seen you.
1 Kings 20:6 but I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time, and they shall search your house, and the houses of your servants; and it shall be, that whatever is pleasant in your eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away."'"
2 Kings 2:16 And they said, Your servants have with us here fifty strong men; be pleased to let them go in search of Elijah; for it may be that the spirit of the Lord has taken him up and put him down on some mountain or in some valley. But he said, Do not send them.
2 Kings 9:2 And when you get there, go in search of Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi; and go in and make him get up from among his brothers, and take him to an inner room.
2 Kings 10:23 Jehu went with Jehonadab the son of Rechab into the house of Baal. Then he said to the worshippers of Baal, "Search, and look that there are here with you none of the servants of Yahweh, but the worshippers of Baal only."
1 Chronicles 4:39 And they went to the opening into Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, in search of grass-land for their flocks.
1 Chronicles 14:8 And when the Philistines had news that David had been made king over all Israel, they went up in search of David, and David, hearing of it, went out against them.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Let your search be for the Lord and for his strength; let your hearts ever be turned to him.
1 Chronicles 19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Haven't his servants come to you to search, to overthrow, and to spy out the land?"
1 Chronicles 26:31 Of the Hebronites, Jerijah was the chief of all the Hebronites, in their generations by families. In the fortieth year of the rule of David a search was made, and able men were seen among them at Jazer of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 28:9 You, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
2 Chronicles 15:4 But when in their trouble they were turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, searching after him, he let their search be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 22:9 And he went in search of Ahaziah; and when they came where he was, (for he was in a secret place in Samaria,) they took him to Jehu and put him to death; then they put his body to rest in the earth, for they said, He is the son of Jehoshaphat, whose heart was true to the Lord. So the family of Ahaziah had no power to keep the kingdom.
Ezra 2:62 They made search for their record among the lists of families, but their names were nowhere to be seen; so they were looked on as unclean and no longer priests.
Ezra 4:15 that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste.
Ezra 4:19 I decreed, and search has been made, and it is found that this city of old time has made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made therein.
Ezra 5:17 Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem; and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
Ezra 6:1 Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
Nehemiah 7:64 They made search for their record among the lists of families, but their names were nowhere to be seen, so they were looked on as unclean and no longer priests.