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John 5:38

    John 5:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you have not kept his word in your hearts, because you have not faith in him whom he has sent.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    You don't have his word living in you; because you don't believe him whom he sent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:38

    Ye have not his word abiding in you - Though ye believe the Scriptures to be of God, yet ye do not let them take hold of your hearts - his word is in your mouth, but not in your mind. What a miserable lot! to read the Scriptures as the true sayings of God, and yet to get no salvation from them! Thy word, says David, (Psalm 119:11), have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. This, these Jews had not done. Reader, hast thou?

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:38

    His word abiding in you - His law does not abide in you - that is, you do not regard or obey it. This was the "third" thing that he charged them with.

    1. They had not obeyed the command of God.

    2. They had not regarded his manifestations, either in the times of the old dispensation, or now through the Messiah.

    3. They did not yield to what he had said in the revelation of the Old Testament.

    For whom he hath sent - God had foretold that the Messiah would come. He had now given evidence that Jesus was he; but now they rejected him, and this was proof that they did not regard the word of God.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:38

    5:38 Ye have not his word - All who believe have the word of the Father (the same with the word of the Son) abiding in them, that is, deeply ingrafted in their hearts.