1 John 5:12
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English Standard Version
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have 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.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Hath life (ἔχει τὴν ζωὴν)

More strictly, as Rev., the life; i.e., the life which God gave (1 John 5:11). See on John 16:22. Compare Christ who is our life (Colossians 3:4).

The Son of God

Hath the Son, hath not the Son of God, pointing back to God as the giver of life in His Son. Bengel observes: "The verse has two clauses: in the former, of God is not added, because believers know the Son; in the other it is added, that unbelievers may know at length how serious it is not to have Him."

Hath not life

Note the inversion "He that hath the Son hath the life. He that hath not the Son of God, the life hath he not."

1 John 5:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that hath the.

1 John 2:23,24 Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges the Son has 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 believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life...

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;

2 John 1:9 Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that stays in the doctrine of Christ...

and he.

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

John 3:36 He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life...

Cross References
John 3:15
that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

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