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37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you plan to kill Me, because My word has no place [to grow] in you [and it makes no change in your heart].

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37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me,(A) because you have no room for my word.

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Testimony of the Father

37 And the Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have never heard His voice nor seen His form [His majesty and greatness—what He is like]. 38 You do not have His word (Scripture) abiding in you [actually living in your hearts and minds], because you do not believe in Him whom He has sent.

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37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me.(A) You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,(B) 38 nor does his word dwell in you,(C) for you do not believe(D) the one he sent.(E)

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Testimony of the Scripture

39 [a]You search and keep on searching and examining the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and yet it is those [very Scriptures] that testify about Me; 40 and still you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

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Footnotes

  1. John 5:39 Or Search the Scriptures! The Greek form found here can be either a command or a statement (indicative mood).

39 You study[a] the Scriptures(A) diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life.(B) These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,(C) 40 yet you refuse to come to me(D) to have life.

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  1. John 5:39 Or 39 Study