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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - John 5:40


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    King James Bible - John 5:40

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

    World English Bible

    Yet you will not come to me, that you may have
    life.

    Douay-Rheims - John 5:40

    And you will not come to me that you may have
    life.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And ye will not come to me, that ye may have
    life.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 CONJ ου 3756 PRT-N θελετε 2309 5719 V-PAI-2P ελθειν 2064 5629 V-2AAN προς 4314 PREP με 3165 P-1AS ινα 2443 CONJ ζωην 2222 N-ASF εχητε 2192 5725 V-PAS-2P

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (40) -
    :44; 1:11; 3:19; 8:45,46; 12:37-41 Ps 81:11 Isa 49:7; 50:2; 53:1-3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:40

    Y no queris venir a mí, para que tengis vida.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - John 5:40

    Verse 40. And ye will not come to me] Though ye thus search the Scriptures, in hopes of finding the
    Messiah and eternal life in them, yet ye will not come unto me, believe in me, and be my disciples, though so clearly pointed out by them, that ye may have that eternal life which can only come through me.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 40. And ye will not come to me , etc.] Which is to be understood, not of a corporeal coming to him; for many of the
    Jews did come to him in this sense; some for one thing, and some for another; some for the loaves, that they might eat and be filled; some to see his miracles, and others to partake of the benefit of them; some to hear him preach, and others to catch and cavil at what they could: nor is bare coming to hear Christ preached, or an outward attendance on, and submission to his ordinances, such a coming to him as is here designed; for with these eternal life is not connected: bodily exercise profiteth not in this way; but a spiritual coming to Christ, or a coming to him by faith is here meant; in which sense the phrase is frequently used in this Gospel, especially in the next chapter; (see John 6:35,37,44,45,65); and those who come aright to Christ, come to him as the alone, able, suitable, and sufficient Saviour; and in themselves as sinners, and ready to perish; and as such they are received by him with a welcome: but these men did not see themselves as such; nor did they see any need they had of coming to Christ; for they thought they had eternal life elsewhere: and such were their ignorance of themselves and Christ; and such their prejudices against him; and such the depravity, perverseness, and stubbornness of their wills, that they had no inclination, desire, and will to come to Christ, any more than power; which is an argument against, and not for the free will of man, unless it be to that which is evil: and this perverseness of their wills to come to Christ, when revealed in the external ministry of the word, was blameworthy in them, since this was not owing to any decree of God, but to the corruption and vitiosity of nature; which being blameworthy in them, that which follows upon it must be so too; and it was the greater aggravation of their sin, that they had the Scriptures which testified of Christ, and pointed at him as the way of life, and yet would not come to him for it: that ye might have life ; that is, eternal life, as is expressed in the foregoing verse, and is so read here in Bezas old copy, in the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions. This is in Christ, not only the purpose and promise of it, but that itself: he has the disposal of it, gives the right unto it, and a meetness for it, with all the comforts arising from it, and all the promises and blessings relating to it; and all that come to Christ by faith may, and shall have it: this is the will of the Father, the end of his giving of Christ, and of his mission and coming into the world, and is inseparably connected with believing in him.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 39-44 - The
    Jews considered that eternal life was revealed to them in their Scriptures, and that they had it, because they had the word of God in their hands. Jesus urged them to search those Scriptures with mor diligence and attention. "Ye do search the Scriptures," and ye do wel to do so. They did indeed search the Scriptures, but it was with a vie to their own glory. It is possible for men to be very studious in the letter of the Scriptures, yet to be strangers to its power. Or, "Searc the Scriptures," and so it was spoken to them in the nature of a appeal. Ye profess to receive and believe the Scripture, let that be the judge. It is spoken to us as advising or commanding all Christian to search the Scriptures. Not only read them, and hear them, but searc them; which denotes diligence in examining and studying them. We mus search the Scriptures for heaven as our great end; For in them ye thin ye have eternal life. We must search the Scriptures for Christ, as the new and living Way, that leads to this end. To this testimony Chris adds reproofs of their unbelief and wickedness; their neglect of his and his doctrine. Also he reproves their want of the love of God. But there is life with Jesus Christ for poor souls. Many who make a grea profession of religion, yet show they want the love of God, by their neglect of Christ and contempt of his commandments. It is the love of God in us, the love that is a living, active principle in the heart which God will accept. They slighted and undervalued Christ, becaus they admired and overvalued themselves. How can those believe, who make the praise and applause of men their idol! When Christ and his followers are men wondered at, how can those believe, the utmost of whose ambition is to make a fair show in the flesh!


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 CONJ ου 3756 PRT-N θελετε 2309 5719 V-PAI-2P ελθειν 2064 5629 V-2AAN προς 4314 PREP με 3165 P-1AS ινα 2443 CONJ ζωην 2222 N-ASF εχητε 2192 5725 V-PAS-2P

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    40. And. More than a simple copula. Rather and yet. See on
    Luke xviii. 7. Ye will not (ou qelete). Indicating stubborn determination. See on Matt. i. 19.


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