John 8:51
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English Standard Version
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.”

King James Bible
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

American Standard Version
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Amen, amen I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever.

English Revised Version
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.

Webster's Bible Translation
Verily, verily, I say to you, If a man shall keep my saying, he shall never see death.

Weymouth New Testament
In most solemn truth I tell you that if any one shall have obeyed my teaching he shall in no case ever see death."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Keep (τηρήσῃ)

See on 1 Peter 1:4.

Saying (λόγον)

Better, word, as Rev. See on John 8:43.

He shall not see death (θάνατον οὐ μὴ θεωρήσῃ)

The phrase θεωρεῖν θάνατον, to see death, occurs only here in the New Testament. The double negative signifies in nowise, by no means. Θεωρήσῃ see, denoting steady, protracted vision, is purposely used, because the promise contemplates the entire course of the believer's life in Christ. It is not, shall not die forever, but shall live eternally. Upon this life, which is essentially the negation and contradiction of death, the believer enters from the moment of his union with Christ, and moves along its entire course, in time no less than in eternity, seeing only life, and with his back turned on death. The reverse of this truth, in connection with the same verb, is painfully suggestive. The question is pertinent why the Revisers have retained see, and have not substituted behold, as in so many instances.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

John 3:15,16 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal 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...

John 6:50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...

keep.

John 8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like to you: but I know him...

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me...

see.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Luke 2:26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Cross References
Matthew 16:28
Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Luke 2:26
And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

John 8:52
The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.'

John 8:55
But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.

John 11:26
and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

John 14:23
Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

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