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John 5:40

    John 5:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And still you have no desire to come to me so that you may have life.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:40

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:40

    And ye will not come ... - Though the Old Testament bears evidence that I am the Messiah; though you professedly search it to learn the way to life, and though my works prove it, yet you will not come to me to obtain life. From this we may learn:

    1. that life is to be obtained in Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and he only can save us.

    2. that, in order to do that, we must "come to him" - that is, must come in the way appointed, as lost sinners, and be willing to be saved by him alone.

    3. that the reason why sinners are not saved lies in the will. "The only reason why sinners die is because 'they will not come' to Christ for life and happiness: it is not because they 'cannot,' but because they 'will not'" (Henry).

    4. Sinners have a particular opposition to going to "Jesus Christ" for eternal life. They would prefer any other way, and it is commonly not until all other means are tried that they are willing to submit to him.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:40

    5:40 Yet ye will not come unto me - As they direct you.