John 5:40
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English Standard Version
yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.

King James Bible
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

American Standard Version
and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you will not come to me that you may have life.

English Revised Version
and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

Weymouth New Testament
and yet you are unwilling to come to me that you may have Life.

John 5:40 Parallel
Vincent's Word Studies


More than a simple copula. Rather and yet. See on Luke 18:7.

Ye will not (οὐ θέλετε)

Indicating stubborn determination. See on Matthew 1:19.

John 5:40 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye will not.

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

John 8:45,46 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not...

John 12:37-41 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him...

Psalm 81:11 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors...

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?...

Isaiah 53:1-3 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed...

Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...


John 6:27,37,40,68,69 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink...

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...

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son...

Cross References
John 5:39
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

John 5:41
I do not receive glory from people.

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

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