John 8:31
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English Standard Version
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

King James Bible
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jesus said to those Jews, who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore said to those Jews which had believed him, If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ye are my disciples indeed;

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus therefore said to those of the Jews who had now believed in Him, "As for you, if you hold fast to my teaching, then you are truly my disciples;

John 8:31 Parallel
Vincent's Word Studies

Believed on Him (πεπιστευκότας αὐτῷ)

Note the different phrase, distinguishing the Jews from the mixed company in John 8:30. Rev., rightly, believed Him.

If ye continue (ἐὰν ὑμεῖς μείνητε)

The emphasis is on the ye, addressed to those whose faith was rudimentary; who believed Him, but did not yet believe on Him. Rev., abide.

In my word (ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τῷ ἐμῷ)

Literally, in the word which is mine: peculiarly mine, characteristic of me. The expression is intentionally stronger than my word. Compare my love (John 15:9).

Indeed (ἀληθῶς)

Literally, truly; as Rev. As those who believe on me, not as those who are moved by temporary excitement to admit my claims.

John 8:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


John 6:66-71 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him...

John 15:4-9 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you...

1 Samuel 12:14 If you will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD...

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them...

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing both to small and great...

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness...

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

2 Timothy 3:14 But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;

Hebrews 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt...

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him...

James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work...

1 John 2:19,24 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

my disciples.

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

John 6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

1 Timothy 5:3-5 Honor widows that are widows indeed...

Cross References
John 2:2
Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.

John 15:7
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:8
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

2 John 1:9
Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

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