John 5:47
New International Version
But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”

New Living Translation
But since you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?”

English Standard Version
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

Berean Study Bible
But since you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?”

Berean Literal Bible
And unless you believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"

King James Bible
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

New King James Version
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

New American Standard Bible
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

NASB 1995
“But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

NASB 1977
“But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

Amplified Bible
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

Christian Standard Bible
But if you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe my words? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you don’t believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

American Standard Version
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

Contemporary English Version
But if you don't believe what Moses wrote, how can you believe what I say?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?

English Revised Version
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

Good News Translation
But since you do not believe what he wrote, how can you believe what I say?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you don't believe what Moses wrote, how will you ever believe what I say?"

International Standard Version
But if you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe my words?"

Literal Standard Version
but if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My sayings?”

NET Bible
But if you do not believe what Moses wrote, how will you believe my words?"

New Heart English Bible
But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"

Weymouth New Testament
But if you disbelieve his writings, how are you to believe my words?"

World English Bible
But if you don't believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"

Young's Literal Translation
but if his writings ye believe not, how shall ye believe my sayings?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Witness of Scripture
46If you had believed Moses, you would believe Me, because he wrote about Me. 47But since you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?”

Cross References
Luke 16:29
But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let your brothers listen to them.'

Luke 16:31
Then Abraham said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"

2 Timothy 3:15
From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.


Treasury of Scripture

But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?

Luke 16:29,31
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them…









(47) The emphasis of the contrast here is not between "writings" and "words," but between "his" and "My." It is a repetition of the thought of the previous verse, with an advance in time. They had not believed Moses, and therefore had not believed Him. They do not believe, for they do not read the spiritual meaning of the writings of Moses even now. What ground of hope is left? His words, revealing the deeper truths of the kingdom of God, will fall upon their ears as so many unmeaning sounds. (Comp. Note on John 3:12.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

since
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

you do not believe
πιστεύετε (pisteuete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

what
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

he
ἐκείνου (ekeinou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

wrote,
γράμμασιν (grammasin)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1121: From grapho; a writing, i.e. A letter, note, epistle, book, etc. plural learning.

how
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

will you believe
πιστεύσετε (pisteusete)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

what
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

I
ἐμοῖς (emois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Neuter 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

say?”
ῥήμασιν (rhēmasin)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.


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