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John 5:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye search the Scriptures, because, ye, think, by them, to have, life age-abiding; and, those [Scriptures], are they which bear witness concerning me:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Ye search the Writings, because ye think in them to have life age-during, and these are they that are testifying concerning me;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Search the scriptures: for you think in them to have life everlasting. And the same are they that give testimony of me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Search the Scriptures, for in them ye thinke ye haue eternall life, and they are they which testifie of me.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Investigate the scriptures; for in them you think you have the life that is eternal, and they testify of me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Search the scriptures; for in them, ye think, there is life eternal for you; and they testify of me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Search 2045
{2045} Prime
ἐρευνάω
ereunao
{er-yoo-nah'-o}
Apparently from G2046 (through the idea of inquiry); to seek, that is, (figuratively) to investigate.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
scriptures; 1124
{1124} Prime
γραφή
graphe
{graf-ay'}
From G1125; a document, that is, holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it).
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
ὑμεῖς
humeis
{hoo-mice'}
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
think 1380
{1380} Prime
δοκέω
dokeo
{dok-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb δόκω [[doko]], {dok'-o} (used only as an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166); of the same meaning; to think; by implication to seem (truthfully or uncertainly).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
ye have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
eternal 166
{0166} Prime
αἰώνιος
aionios
{ahee-o'-nee-os}
From G0165; perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well).
life: 2222
{2222} Prime
ζωή
zoe
{dzo-ay'}
From G2198; life (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
are x1526
(1526) Complement
εἰσί
eisi
{i-see'}
Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are.
they y1526
[1526] Standard
εἰσί
eisi
{i-see'}
Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
which testify 3140
{3140} Prime
μαρτυρέω
martureo
{mar-too-reh'-o}
From G3144; to be a witness, that is, testify (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
of 4012
{4012} Prime
περί
peri
{per-ee'}
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
me. 1700
{1700} Prime
ἐμοῦ
emou
{em-oo'}
A prolonged form of G3449; of me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

John 5:39-42

_ _ Search the scriptures, etc. — “In the Scriptures ye find your charter of eternal life; go search them then, and you will find that I am the Great Burden of their testimony; yet ye will not come to Me for that life eternal which you profess to find there, and of which they tell you I am the appointed Dispenser.” (Compare Acts 17:11, Acts 17:12). How touching and gracious are these last words! Observe here (1) The honor which Christ gives to the Scriptures, as a record which all have a right and are bound to search — the reverse of which the Church of Rome teaches; (2) The opposite extreme is, resting in the mere Book without the living Christ, to direct the soul to whom is its main use and chiefest glory.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 5:31-47.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 5:39

Search the Scriptures — A plain command to all men. In them ye are assured ye have eternal life — Ye know they show you the way to eternal life. And these very Scriptures testify of me.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.

Search:

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
John 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. ... And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Deuteronomy 17:18-19 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of [that which is] before the priests the Levites: ... And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Psalms 1:2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalms 119:97-99 MEM. O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day. ... I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation.
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Proverbs 8:33-34 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. ... Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
Jeremiah 8:9 The wise [men] are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom [is] in them?
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mark 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
Luke 16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Acts 8:32-35 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: ... Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them]; ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: ... For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

ye think:

Deuteronomy 32:47 For it [is] not a vain thing for you; because it [is] your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong [your] days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.
Psalms 21:4 He asked life of thee, [and] thou gavest [it] him, [even] length of days for ever and ever.
Psalms 36:9 For with thee [is] the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Psalms 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, [and as the dew] that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, [even] life for evermore.
Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.
Matthew 19:16-20 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? ... The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Luke 10:25-29 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? ... But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

they which:

John 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
John 5:36 But I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Acts 26:22-23 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: ... That Christ should suffer, [and] that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Acts 26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
1 Peter 1:10-11 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: ... Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
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Why are we commanded by Yahuah rev.1;8 ,YHWH,rev.1;8, Elohim gen.1;1, Ishi hos.2;16,Holy, Reverend,psa.119;9-10 too check all religious doctrines ,teaching,churches?
1.Congregations of the dead=prov. 21;16.
a.Those that worship on the sabbath ,mosiac law that was
fulfill and ended. gal. 3 chpter.
b. Those that church name,founder and place can't be founded in Yahuah word.
c.CATHOLIC, AND PROTESTANT .
2.Synogogue of devil=Rev. 2;9,3;9
a.They are people that loves shatan lies to a delusion state
2thess.2;8-10.
b. Their volition eschatological token of perdition is their requite. From Elohim because they prefer lies on his truth jas. 1;28.
c.CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT
3.Doctrine of Shatan-satan, devil, demons, error. 1tim. 4;1-4.
a.Any doctrines that can,be affirmated by Elohim word is a
doctrine of Shatan.Isa. 8;20
b. All catholic and protestant doctrines are doctrines of
Devil.
- NegOs A-Sir (11/19/2012 1:29:58 AM)
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