John 5:39
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English Standard Version
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

King James Bible
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

American Standard Version
Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Search the scriptures, for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they that give testimony of me.

English Revised Version
Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

Webster's Bible Translation
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Weymouth New Testament
"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;

John 5:39 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Search (ἐρευνᾶτε)

Rev., rightly, ye search. Jesus is appealing to a familiar practice of which for in them ye think is explanatory. See 1 Peter 1:11; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Revelation 2:23.

The scriptures (τὰς γραφὰς)

Literally, the writings; possibly with a hint at the contrast with the word (John 5:38).

They (ἐκεῖναι)

Those very scriptures.

John 5:39 Parallel Commentaries

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Search.

John 5:46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

John 7:52 They answered and said to him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee rises no prophet.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign on your hand...

Deuteronomy 17:18,19 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom...

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Psalm 119:11,97-99 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you...

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Proverbs 8:33,34 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not...

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Isaiah 34:16 Seek you out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it has commanded...

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: see, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Mark 12:10 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

Luke 16:29,31 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them...

Acts 8:32-35 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer...

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

2 Timothy 3:14-17 But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them...

2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place...

ye think.

Deuteronomy 32:47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land...

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing...

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 19:16-20 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life...

Luke 10:25-29 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life...

Hebrews 11:16,35 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God is not ashamed to be called their God...

they which.

John 5:32,36 There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true...

John 1:45 Philip finds Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth...

Deuteronomy 18:15,18 The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen...

Acts 26:22,23,27 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing both to small and great...

Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

1 Peter 1:10,11 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you...

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant...

See on

Luke 24:27,44 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:29
"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Luke 24:25
And he said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

John 5:40
yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

John 7:52
They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee."

Acts 13:27
For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.

Romans 2:17
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God

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