1 John 5:12
New International Version
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

New Living Translation
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.

English Standard Version
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Berean Literal Bible
The one having the Son has life; the one not having the Son of God does not have life.

King James Bible
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

New King James Version
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

New American Standard Bible
The one who has the Son has the life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

NASB 1995
He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

NASB 1977
He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

Amplified Bible
He who has the Son [by accepting Him as Lord and Savior] has the life [that is eternal]; he who does not have the Son of God [by personal faith] does not have the life.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who has the Son has life. The one who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who has the Son has life. The one who doesn’t have the Son of God does not have life.

American Standard Version
He that hath the Son hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Everyone who lays hold of The Son lays hold also of The Life, and everyone who does not lay hold of The Son of God does not have The Life in him.

Contemporary English Version
And so, if we have God's Son, we have this life. But if we don't have the Son, we don't have this life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath the Son, hath life. He that hath not the Son, hath not life.

English Revised Version
He that hath the Son hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life.

Good News Translation
Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The person who has the Son has this life. The person who doesn't have the Son of God doesn't have this life.

International Standard Version
The person who has the Son has this life. The person who does not have the Son of God does not have this life.

Literal Standard Version
he who is having the Son has life; he who is not having the Son of God does not have life.

NET Bible
The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life.

New Heart English Bible
He who has the Son has the life. He who does not have God's Son does not have the life.

Weymouth New Testament
He who has the Son has the Life: he who has not the Son of God has not the Life.

World English Bible
He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn't have God's Son doesn't have the life.

Young's Literal Translation
he who is having the Son, hath the life; he who is not having the Son of God -- the life he hath not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Testimony about His Son
11And this is that testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.…

Cross References
John 3:15
that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him."


Treasury of Scripture

He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.

that hath the.

1 John 2:23,24
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

and he.

Mark 16:16
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.









Verse 12. - Eternal life is not granted to the whole world, or even to all Christians en masse; it is given to individuals, soul by soul, according as each does or does not accept the Son of God. The order of the Greek is noteworthy - in the first half of the verse the emphasis is on "hath," in the second on "life." Here, as in John 1:4, the article before ζωή should be translated, "hath the life... hath not the life." The insertion of τοῦ Θεοῦ in the second half of the verse points to the magnitude of the loss: the possessor has no need to be told whose Son he has.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

has
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸν (Huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

has
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

life;
ζωήν (zōēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

does not have
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸν (Huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

does not have
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

life.
ζωὴν (zōēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.


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