New American Standard Bible
He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
King James Bible
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Darby Bible Translation
He that has the Son has life: he that has not the Son of God has not 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that hath the Son, hath life - See the notes at John 5:24. John evidently designs to refer to that passage in the verse before us, and to state a principle laid down by the Saviour himself. This is the sense of all the important testimony that had ever been borne by God on the subject of salvation, that he who believes in the Lord Jesus already has the elements of eternal life in his soul, and will certainly obtain salvation. Compare the notes at John 17:3.
"This is the true God, and eternal life." 1 John 5:20. 1. In this Epistle St. John speaks not to any particular Church, but to all the Christians of that age; although more especially to them among whom he then resided. And in them he speaks to the whole Christian Church in all succeeding ages. 2. In this letter, or rather tract, (for he was present with those to whom it was more immediately directed, probably being not able to preach to them any longer, because of his extreme old age,) he does not …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
The Witness of the Spirit
Of the Unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of Persons
The victory of Faith
so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
"He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
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