37 I know that you are (A)Abraham’s descendants; yet (B)you are seeking to kill Me, because My word [a]has no place in you.

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  1. John 8:37 Or is making no headway among you

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 ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

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Testimony of the Father

37 And the Father who sent Me, (A)He has testified about Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. 38 Also you do not have (B)His word remaining in you, because you do not believe Him whom He (C)sent.

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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 himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

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Testimony of the Scripture

39 [a](A)You examine the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is (B)those very Scriptures that testify about Me; 40 and yet you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

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  1. John 5:39 Or (a command) Examine the Scriptures

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

39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

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

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