John 5:40
Parallel Verses
New International Version
yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

New Living Translation
Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.

English Standard Version
yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

Berean Study Bible
yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.

Berean Literal Bible
and you are not willing to come to Me, that you may have life.

New American Standard Bible
and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

King James Bible
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And you are not willing to come to Me so that you may have life.

International Standard Version
But you are not willing to come to me to have life.

NET Bible
but you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.

New Heart English Bible
Yet you will not come to me, that you may have life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you are not willing to come to me that eternal life may be yours.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, you don't want to come to me to get [eternal] life.

New American Standard 1977
and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

King James 2000 Bible
And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

American King James Version
And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

American Standard Version
and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you will not come to me that you may have life.

Darby Bible Translation
and ye will not come to me that ye might have life.

English Revised Version
and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

Weymouth New Testament
and yet you are unwilling to come to me that you may have Life.

World English Bible
Yet you will not come to me, that you may have life.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye do not will to come unto me, that ye may have life;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:39-44 The Jews considered that eternal life was revealed to them in their Scriptures, and that they had it, because they had the word of God in their hands. Jesus urged them to search those Scriptures with more diligence and attention. Ye do search the Scriptures, and ye do well to do so. They did indeed search the Scriptures, but it was with a view to their own glory. It is possible for men to be very studious in the letter of the Scriptures, yet to be strangers to its power. Or, Search the Scriptures, and so it was spoken to them in the nature of an appeal. Ye profess to receive and believe the Scripture, let that be the judge. It is spoken to us as advising or commanding all Christians to search the Scriptures. Not only read them, and hear them, but search them; which denotes diligence in examining and studying them. We must search the Scriptures for heaven as our great end; For in them ye think ye have eternal life. We must search the Scriptures for Christ, as the new and living Way, that leads to this end. To this testimony Christ adds reproofs of their unbelief and wickedness; their neglect of him and his doctrine. Also he reproves their want of the love of God. But there is life with Jesus Christ for poor souls. Many who make a great profession of religion, yet show they want the love of God, by their neglect of Christ and contempt of his commandments. It is the love of God in us, the love that is a living, active principle in the heart, which God will accept. They slighted and undervalued Christ, because they admired and overvalued themselves. How can those believe, who make the praise and applause of men their idol! When Christ and his followers are men wondered at, how can those believe, the utmost of whose ambition is to make a fair show in the flesh!
Study Bible
The Witness of Scripture
39You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me, 40yet you refuse to come to Me to have life. 41I do not accept glory from men,…
Cross References
John 5:39
You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,

John 5:41
I do not accept glory from men,

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.
Treasury of Scripture

And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

ye will not.

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek …

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 8:45,46 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not…

John 12:37-41 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed …

Psalm 81:11 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none …

Isaiah 53:1-3 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed…

Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the …

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, …

that.

John 6:27,37,40,68,69 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures …

John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life …

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

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