New International 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.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that hath the Son hath life - As the eternal life is given In the Son of God, it follows that it cannot be enjoyed without him. No man can have it without having Christ; therefore he that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son hath not life. It is in vain to expect eternal glory, if we have not Christ in our heart. The indwelling Christ gives both a title to it, and a meetness for it. This is God's record. Let no man deceive himself here. An indwelling Christ and Glory; no indwelling Christ, No glory. God's record must stand.
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that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them.
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