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New International Version
yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
New Living Translation
Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.
English Standard Version
yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
Berean Standard Bible
yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.
Berean Literal Bible
and you are not willing to come to Me, that you may have life.
King James Bible
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
New King James Version
But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
New American Standard Bible
and yet you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.
and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.
and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life.
and still you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.
Christian Standard Bible
But you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
And you are not willing to come to Me so that you may have life.
American Standard Version
and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you are not willing to come to me that eternal life may be yours.
Contemporary English Version
but you refuse to come to me for eternal life.
And you will not come to me that you may have life.
Good News Translation
Yet you are not willing to come to me in order to have life.
International Standard Version
But you are not willing to come to me to have life.
Literal Standard Version
and you do not will to come to Me, that you may have life;
New American Bible
But you do not want to come to me to have life.
but you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.
New Revised Standard Version
Yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
New Heart English Bible
But you are unwilling to come to me so that you may have life.
Weymouth New Testament
and yet you are unwilling to come to me that you may have Life.
World English Bible
Yet you will not come to me, that you may have life.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye do not will to come unto me, that ye may have life;
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Witness of Scripture
39You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me, 40yet you refuse to come to Me to have life. 41I do not accept glory from men,…
You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,
I do not accept glory from men,
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.
Treasury of Scripture
And you will not come to me, that you might have life.
ye will not.
John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John 6:27,37,40,68,69 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed…
John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink…
John 11:25,26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: …
And ye will not come to me.--The real hindrance is once more traced to the will. (See Note on John 3:9.) It is moral, not intellectual. The result of a true willingness to know the truth is certain, not problematic. "Ye search because ye think ye have: if ye were willing to come, ye should really have."
The lesson is wide in its bearing. The Rabbinic spirit is not confined to Rabbis, nor is the merely literal study of the Scriptures limited to those of Judaea. Dictionaries, and grammars, and commentaries, are tools; but the precious ore is in the mine, and is to be extracted by every man for himself. He who wisely uses the best means will know most of God and His truth; but this knowledge no man can purchase, and the essentials of it none need lack. It is to be learned in the closet, rather than in the library; in action and trust, rather than in scholarship and thought. Religion is not philosophy, and the world by knowledge has never known God. For every humble heart that willeth to be a scholar, God Himself willeth to be the Teacher.Verse 40. - And ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. This fearful conclusion of the whole matter is charged upon the responsibility of man. Doubtless, elsewhere, the will is described as itself made willing by the Divine attraction, by the grace of the Father. "He that hath seen and heard of the Father [seen, i.e. his shape and heard his voice - seen his shape and heard his voice in my ministry and manifestation], cometh unto me." Yet the grace of God working directly on character or indirectly by other revelations, never obliterates the sense of responsibility. The appeal of God is made to the will of man, whether we consciously or unconsciously are made "willing in the day of his power" (cf. John 7:17; John 6:44, 67; John 8:44). The sad tone of this solemn charge corresponds with and does much to explain the pathetic cry, "O Jerusalem... how often would I have gathered thy children... and ye would not!" while the entire passage suggests that this appeal was only one specimen out of many such discourses, one hint of the numerous sayings and self-manifestations, one of many accumulated proofs of his Divine commission, out of which the belief of the evangelists and the invincible assent of the Church arose, that he was indeed "the Word made flesh," "the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2064: To come, go.
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.
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