John 5:39-47 NIV

39 You diligently studya the Scriptures1 because you think that by them you possess eternal life.2 These are the Scriptures that testify about me,3

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    • c 5:39 - Or "Study diligently" (the imperative)
      40 yet you refuse to come to me4 to have life.

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      41 "I do not accept praise from men,5

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          42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
          43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
          44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only Godb ?6

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            • d 5:44 - Some early manuscripts "the Only One"
              45 "But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses,7 on whom your hopes are set.8

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              46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.9

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              47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"10

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