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John 8:51

    John 8:51 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Truly, truly, I say to you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly I say to you, If a man keeps my word he will never see death.

    Webster's Revision

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.

    World English Bible

    Most certainly, I tell you, if a person keeps my word, he will never see death."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never see death.

    Definitions for John 8:51

    Verily - Truly; surely.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 8:51

    Shall never see death - As Moses promised a long life, with abundance of temporal blessings, to those who should keep his statutes and ordinances, so he who keeps my doctrine shall not only have a long life, but shall never see death - he shall never come under the power of the death of the soul, but shall live eternally with me in glory.

    Barnes' Notes on John 8:51

    If a man keep my saying - If he believes on me and obeys my commandments.

    He shall never see death - To see death, or to taste of death, is the same as to die, Luke 2:26; Matthew 16:28; Mark 9:1. The sense of this passage is, "He shall obtain eternal life, or he shall be raised up to that life where there shall be no death." See John 6:49-50; John 3:36; John 5:24; John 11:25-26.

    Wesley's Notes on John 8:51

    8:51 If a man keep my word - So will my Father consult my glory. We keep his doctrine by believing, his promises by hoping, his command by obeying. He shall never see death - That is, death eternal. He shall live for ever. Hereby he proves that he was no Samaritan; for the Samaritans in general were Sadducees.