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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.

J. E. Harry

SCRIPTURES, SEARCH THE

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See SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.

Greek
1124. graphe -- a writing, scripture
... of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: graphe Phonetic Spelling: (graf-ay')
Short Definition: a writing, passage of scripture, the scriptures Definition: (a ...
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3551. nomos -- that which is assigned, hence usage, law
... a force or influence impelling to action; of the Mosaic law; meton: of the books
which contain the law, the Pentateuch, the Old Testament scriptures in general ...
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2315. theopneustos -- God-breathed, ie inspired by God
... 2315 ("God-breathed"), likely a term , "expresses the sacred nature of the Scriptures
(their divine origin) and their power to sanctify believers" (C. Spicq, 2 ...
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3547. nomodidaskalos -- a teacher of the law
... This person was so highly learned (scholarly) in the Hebrew Scriptures (OT), they
had the status of "" -- ie a premier "teacher of the Law" who gave "expert ...
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1321. didasko -- to teach
... disseminate information). In the NT, 1321 ("teach") nearly always refers to
teaching the Scriptures (the written Word of God). The key ...
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1425. dusnoetos -- hard to understand
... in them of these things, in which are some things (1425 ), which the untaught and
unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own ...
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1125. grapho -- to write
... Transliteration: grapho Phonetic Spelling: (graf'-o) Short Definition: I write
Definition: I write; pass: it is written, it stands written (in the scriptures). ...
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4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... Christ, the living word, is our sufficiency . . . (Charles Price, , Logos/publications).
: On the distinction between (belief), and in the Scriptures see Js 2 ...
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Library

The Scriptures
... 2. Introduction 2. The Scriptures. ... How does it appear that the Scriptures
have a Jus Divinum, a divine authority stamped upon them? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/2 the scriptures.htm

The Scriptures.
... III. THE SCRIPTURES. THE Scriptures carry such a blessed beauty in them
to that soul that has faith in the things contained in them ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bunyan/the riches of bunyan/iii the scriptures.htm

Understanding the Scriptures
Understanding the Scriptures. <. Understanding the Scriptures Francis
McConnell. Produced by Charles Aldarondo, Tiffany ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcconnell/understanding the scriptures/

Search the Scriptures
... Search the Scriptures. A Sermon ... Come ye, and search the Scriptures; they are no such
mysterious fables or learned volumes of hard words as some men say. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/search the scriptures.htm

The Scriptures.
... THE SCRIPTURES. 194. " The Scriptures. 194. LM Anonymous. The Scriptures.
1 Lamp of our feet! whose hallowed beam Deep in our ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/194 the scriptures.htm

When the Scriptures are Quoted, or Alluded To, they are Quoted ...
... PART I. SECTION II. When the Scriptures are quoted, or alluded to, they
are quoted with peculiar respect´┐Ż When the Scriptures ...
/.../paley/evidences of christianity/section ii when the scriptures.htm

The Scriptures a Safeguard.
... 37. THE SCRIPTURES A SAFEGUARD. [Illustration: Chapter header.] "To the
law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to ...
/.../37 the scriptures a safeguard.htm

The Duty of Searching the Scriptures
... The Duty of Searching the Scriptures. John 5:39 " "Search the Scriptures."
When the Sadducees came to our blessed Lord, and put ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the duty of searching the.htm

On the Perspicuity of the Scriptures I.
... DISPUTATION VIII ON THE PERSPICUITY OF THE SCRIPTURES I. The perspicuity of the
Scriptures is a quality agreeing with them as with a sign, according. ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 2/disputation viii on the perspicuity.htm

Of the Scriptures
... Lecture V. Of The Scriptures. Eph. ... But yet there are many who do not reject the
Scriptures in judgment, who, notwithstanding, do not build on them in practice. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/lecture v of the scriptures.htm

Thesaurus
Scriptures (25 Occurrences)
... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. ... The utterance is not a command, but a declaration: "Ye
search the scriptures, because ye think that in them," etc. ...
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Search (186 Occurrences)
... (2) When applied to the Scriptures, as in Ezra 4:15, 19 (baqqer); John 5:39 1 Peter
1:11 (eraunao), it means to examine, to study out the meaning. ...
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Allegory (6 Occurrences)
... Pilgrim's Progress. Allegories of this character abound in the Scriptures,
both in Old Testament and in New Testament. Instructive ...
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Apollos (11 Occurrences)
... A Jew "born at Alexandria," a man well versed in the Scriptures and eloquent
(Acts 18:24; RV, "learned"). ... He was mighty in the Scriptures. ...
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Nebuchadrezzar (31 Occurrences)
... Babylon. Of all the heathen monarchs mentioned by name in the Scriptures,
Nebuchadnezzar is the most prominent and the most important. ...
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Wealthy (22 Occurrences)
... of God (Ecclesiastes 5:19; Ecclesiastes 6:2). The doctrine of "blessed are the poor,
and cursed are the rich" finds no countenance in the Scriptures, for Luke 6 ...
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Wealth (340 Occurrences)
... of God (Ecclesiastes 5:19; Ecclesiastes 6:2). The doctrine of "blessed are the poor,
and cursed are the rich" finds no countenance in the Scriptures, for Luke 6 ...
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Fulfilled (143 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Matthew 26:54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that
it must be so?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Theology
... we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice; divinity; (as more commonly
understood) the knowledge derivable from the Scriptures, the systematic ...
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Eunice (1 Occurrence)
... mother of Timothy, a believing Jewess, but married to a Greek (Acts 16:1). She trained
her son from his childhood in the knowledge of the Scriptures (2 Timothy ...
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Bible Concordance
Scriptures (25 Occurrences)

Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?'
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 22:29 But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:56 But all this has happened, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Mark 9:13 Yet I tell you that not only has Elijah come, but they have also done to him whatever they chose, as the Scriptures say about him."
(WEY)

Mark 12:24 Jesus answered them, "Isn't this because you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God?
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 14:49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn't arrest me. But this is so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 24:27 Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 24:32 They said one to another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 17:2 Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 18:24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. He was mighty in the Scriptures.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 18:28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 1:2 which he promised before through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
(WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it isn't of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin. (24) Now to him who is able to establish you according to my Good News and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret through long ages, (25) but now is revealed, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, is made known for obedience of faith to all the nations; (26) to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever! Amen.
(WEB)

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
(KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS)

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 3:22 But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
(WEB ASV)

2 Timothy 3:15 From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
(WEB KJV WBS NIV)

2 Peter 3:16 as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 9:2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years about which the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years.
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Scriptures

Scriptures: Inspired by God ("God-Breathed"; Greek: Theopneustos)

Scriptures: Interpreted by Doctors (Religious "Experts")

Scriptures: The Word of God

The Scriptures are Able to Make Wise to Salvation Through Faith in Christ

The Scriptures are an Unerring Guide

The Scriptures are Called The: Book

The Scriptures are Called The: Book of the Law

The Scriptures are Called The: Book of the Lord

The Scriptures are Called The: Holy Scriptures

The Scriptures are Called The: Law of the Lord

The Scriptures are Called The: Oracles of God

The Scriptures are Called The: Scripture of Truth

The Scriptures are Called The: Sword of the Spirit

The Scriptures are Called The: Word

The Scriptures are Called The: Word of Christ

The Scriptures are Called The: Word of God

The Scriptures are Called The: Word of Truth

The Scriptures are Full and Sufficient

The Scriptures are Profitable Both for Doctrine and Practice

The Scriptures: Advantage of Possessing

The Scriptures: All should Desire to Hear

The Scriptures: Blessedness of Hearing and Obeying

The Scriptures: Christ Enables Us to Understand

The Scriptures: Christ Sanctioned, by Appealing to Them

The Scriptures: Christ Taught out of

The Scriptures: Contain the Promises of the Gospel

The Scriptures: Denunciations Against Those Who Add To, or Take From

The Scriptures: Designed For: Admonishing

The Scriptures: Designed For: Building up in the Faith

The Scriptures: Designed For: Cleansing the Heart

The Scriptures: Designed For: Cleansing the Ways

The Scriptures: Designed For: Comforting

The Scriptures: Designed For: Converting the Soul

The Scriptures: Designed For: Illuminating

The Scriptures: Designed For: Keeping from Destructive Paths

The Scriptures: Designed For: Making Wise the Simple

The Scriptures: Designed For: Producing Faith

The Scriptures: Designed For: Producing Hope

The Scriptures: Designed For: Producing Obedience

The Scriptures: Designed For: Promoting Growth in Grace

The Scriptures: Designed For: Quickening

The Scriptures: Designed For: Regenerating

The Scriptures: Designed For: Rejoicing the Heart

The Scriptures: Designed For: Sanctifying

The Scriptures: Designed For: Supporting Life

The Scriptures: Destruction of, Punished

The Scriptures: Everything should be Tried By

The Scriptures: Given by Inspiration of God

The Scriptures: Given by Inspiration of the Holy Spirit

The Scriptures: Ignorance of, a Source of Error

The Scriptures: Intended for the Use of all Men

The Scriptures: Let Them Dwell Richly in You

The Scriptures: Mere Hearers of, Deceive Themselves

The Scriptures: No Prophecy of, is of Any Private Interpretation

The Scriptures: Nothing to be Taken From, or Added To

The Scriptures: One Portion of, to be Compared With Another

The Scriptures: Perfect

The Scriptures: Precious

The Scriptures: Pure

The Scriptures: Quick and Powerful

The Scriptures: Record Divine Prophecies

The Scriptures: Reveal the Laws, Statutes, and Judgments of God

The Scriptures: Saints: Delight In

The Scriptures: Saints: Esteem, Above all Things

The Scriptures: Saints: Esteem, As a Light

The Scriptures: Saints: Grieve when Men Disobey

The Scriptures: Saints: Hide, in Their Hearts

The Scriptures: Saints: Hope In

The Scriptures: Saints: Keep, in Remembrance

The Scriptures: Saints: Long After

The Scriptures: Saints: Love Exceedingly

The Scriptures: Saints: Meditate In

The Scriptures: Saints: Obey

The Scriptures: Saints: Plead the Promises of, in Prayer

The Scriptures: Saints: Pray to be Conformed To

The Scriptures: Saints: Pray to be Taught

The Scriptures: Saints: Regard, As Sweet

The Scriptures: Saints: Rejoice In

The Scriptures: Saints: Speak of

The Scriptures: Saints: Stand in Awe of

The Scriptures: Saints: Trust In

The Scriptures: should be Appealed To

The Scriptures: should be Believed

The Scriptures: should be Known

The Scriptures: should be Laid up in the Heart

The Scriptures: should be not Handled Deceitfully

The Scriptures: should be not Only Heard, But Obeyed

The Scriptures: should be Read

The Scriptures: should be Read Publicly to All

The Scriptures: should be Received With Meekness

The Scriptures: should be Received, not As the Word of Men, But As the Word of God

The Scriptures: should be Searched

The Scriptures: should be Searched Daily

The Scriptures: should be Talked of Continually

The Scriptures: should be Taught to All

The Scriptures: should be Taught to Children

The Scriptures: should be The Standard of Teaching

The Scriptures: should Be used Against Our Spiritual Enemies

The Scriptures: Testify of Christ

The Scriptures: The Holy Spirit Enable Us to Understand

The Scriptures: The Letter of, Without the Spirit, Killeth

The Scriptures: The Wicked: Corrupt

The Scriptures: The Wicked: Frequently Wrest, to Their own Destruction

The Scriptures: The Wicked: Make, of None Effect Through Their Traditions

The Scriptures: The Wicked: Obey Not

The Scriptures: The Wicked: Reject

The Scriptures: The Wicked: Stumble At

The Scriptures: They Who Search, are Truly Noble

The Scriptures: True

The Scriptures: Work Effectually in Them That Believe

The Scriptures: Written for Our Instruction

Related Terms

Search (186 Occurrences)

Allegory (6 Occurrences)

Apollos (11 Occurrences)

Nebuchadrezzar (31 Occurrences)

Wealthy (22 Occurrences)

Wealth (340 Occurrences)

Fulfilled (143 Occurrences)

Theology

Eunice (1 Occurrence)

Mother (2641 Occurrences)

Armenian

Scripture (51 Occurrences)

Concordance

I-iii

Introduction (3 Occurrences)

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Testimony (175 Occurrences)

Ethiopic

Righteousness (442 Occurrences)

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Judaeus

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Providence (3 Occurrences)

Nebuchadnezzar (90 Occurrences)

Ezra (28 Occurrences)

Ages (114 Occurrences)

Interpretation (45 Occurrences)

Yield (78 Occurrences)

Eternal (166 Occurrences)

Kings (350 Occurrences)

Oracle (57 Occurrences)

Job (60 Occurrences)

Learning (40 Occurrences)

Wrest (8 Occurrences)

Wrong (391 Occurrences)

Fulfill (80 Occurrences)

Canon

Translation (2 Occurrences)

Restoration (4 Occurrences)

Opened (182 Occurrences)

Err (41 Occurrences)

Explained (25 Occurrences)

Mistaken (3 Occurrences)

Ignorance (27 Occurrences)

Jude (4 Occurrences)

Beroea (4 Occurrences)

Suppose (47 Occurrences)

Exaltation (9 Occurrences)

Judges (117 Occurrences)

Error (90 Occurrences)

Understanding (248 Occurrences)

Redeemer (42 Occurrences)

Earthquake (17 Occurrences)

Syriac (2 Occurrences)

Accordance (118 Occurrences)

Discrepancies

Targum

Lying (203 Occurrences)

Redemption (46 Occurrences)

Angel (209 Occurrences)

Inspiration (4 Occurrences)

Apocrypha

Isn't (154 Occurrences)

Affliction (120 Occurrences)

Ablution

Septuagint

Latin (2 Occurrences)

Lie (291 Occurrences)

Vulgate

Archaeology

Essenes

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Borrowing (1 Occurrence)

Understand (208 Occurrences)

Daily (111 Occurrences)

Courts (59 Occurrences)

Teacher (103 Occurrences)

Between (2624 Occurrences)

Forgiveness (124 Occurrences)

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