John 5:39
Good News Translation
You study the Scriptures, because you think that in them you will find eternal life. And these very Scriptures speak about me!

Contemporary English Version
You search the Scriptures, because you think you will find eternal life in them. The Scriptures tell about me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Search the scriptures: for you think in them to have life everlasting. And the same are they that give testimony of me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Search the scriptures: for you think in them to have life everlasting. And the same are they that give testimony of me.

Search.

John 5:46 For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also: for he wrote of me.

John 7:52 They answered and said to him: Art thou also a Galilean? Search the scriptures, and see that out of Galilee a prophet riseth not.

Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Lay up these words in your hearts and minds, and hang them for a sign on your hands, and place them between your eyes. . . .

Deuteronomy 17:18,19 But after he is raised to the throne of his kingdom, he shall copy out to himself the Deuteronomy of this law in a volume, taking the copy of the priests of the Levitical tribe, . . .

Joshua 1:8 Let not the book of this law depart from thy mouth: but thou shalt meditate on it day and night, that thou mayst observe and do all things that are written in it: then shalt thou direct thy way, and understand it.

Psalm 1:2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.

Psalm 119:11,97-99 Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee. . . .

Proverbs 6:23 That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger.

Proverbs 8:33,34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. . . .

Isaiah 8:20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.

Isaiah 34:16 Search ye diligently in the book of the Lord, and read: not one of them was wanting, one hath not sought for the other: for that which proceedeth out of my mouth, he hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are confounded, they are dismayed, and taken: for they have cast away the word of the Lord, and there is no wisdom in them.

Matthew 22:29 And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Mark 12:10 And have you not read this scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner:

Luke 16:29,31 And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them. . . .

Acts 8:32-35 And the place of the scripture which he was reading was this: He was led as a sheep to the slaughter: and like a lamb without voice before his shearer, so openeth he not his mouth. . . .

Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.

Romans 3:2 Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly: in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.

2 Timothy 3:14-17 But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned and which have been committed to thee. Knowing of whom thou hast learned them: . . .

2 Peter 1:19-21 And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts. . . .

ye think.

Deuteronomy 32:47 For they are not commanded you in vain, but that every one should live in them, and that doing them you may continue a long time in the land whither you are going over the Jordan to possess it.

Psalm 16:11 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand are delights even to the end.

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of thee: and thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever.

Psalm 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, which descendeth upon mount Sion. For there the Lord hath commanded blessing, and life for evermore.

Daniel 12:2 And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.

Matthew 19:16-20 And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting? . . .

Luke 10:25-29 And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life? . . .

Hebrews 11:16,35 But now they desire a better, that is to say, a heavenly country. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. . . .

they which.

John 5:32,36 There is another that beareth witness of me: and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. . . .

John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael and saith to him: We have found him of whom Moses, in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth.

Deuteronomy 18:15,18 The Lord thy God will raise up to thee a PROPHET of thy nation and of thy brethren like unto me: him thou shalt hear: . . .

Acts 26:22,23,27 But being aided by the help of God, I stand unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other thing than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come to pass: . . .

Romans 1:2 Which he had promised before, by his prophets, in the holy scriptures,

1 Peter 1:10,11 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and diligently searched, who prophesied of the grace to come in you. . . .

Revelation 19:10 And I fell down before his feet, to adore him. And he saith to me: See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Adore God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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Luke 24:27,44 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things that were concerning him. . . .

Context
The Witness of Scripture
38And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him you believe not. 39Search the scriptures: for you think in them to have life everlasting. And the same are they that give testimony of me. 40And you will not come to me that you may have life.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:29
Secret things to the Lord our God: things that are manifest, to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Luke 24:25
Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all things, Which the prophets have spoken.

Luke 24:27
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things that were concerning him.

John 5:40
And you will not come to me that you may have life.

John 7:52
They answered and said to him: Art thou also a Galilean? Search the scriptures, and see that out of Galilee a prophet riseth not.

Acts 13:27
For they that inhabited Jerusalem and the rulers thereof, not knowing him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, judging him, have fulfilled them.

Romans 2:17
But if thou art called a Jew and restest in the law and makest thy boast of God,

Additional Translations
You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,

You diligently search the Scriptures because you think to have eternal life in them, and these are they bearing witness concerning Me;

Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

"You search the Scriptures, because you suppose that in them you will find the Life of the Ages; and it is those Scriptures that yield testimony concerning me;

"You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.

'Ye search the Writings, because ye think in them to have life age-during, and these are they that are testifying concerning me;
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