King James Version (KJV) in aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations Version (AWPR) in YellowMy Comments in Green.
38) And the intelligent word of Him,
you certainly do not have and continue to have
remaining and dwelling - abiding in you,
because whom that One sent forth out,
this One you certainly do not
believe - trust - have faith into.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. (KJV)
39) You investigate - You search the Scriptures;
because you consider - imagine -think
in them you have and continue to possess
perpetual everlasting life:
[The Judeans were making the mistake that merely be possessors
of the Holy Scriptures, this external feature guaranteed them
eternal life as a people.
Jesus - Yeshua was telling them that this is an egregious
mistake on their part. It is a traditional error that many religious
Jews, which name has usurped all the tribes and religious beliefs
of the sons of Israel as though subject to one certain sect, which sect
makes errors down to this day, and far too many go into eternal
damnation because of their insistance that by merely being Jewish
and possessors of the Old Testament exempts them from the
GOD's Judgement in the resurrection, even those certain ones who
died as atheists, murderers, and the very worst of humanity,
that they too would be saved simply because they were physically
Jewish? No. Certainly not. As much as anyone else, they need to
first and foremost trust into He whom the Scripture designates.
Unfortunately, the rabbis and sages brainwash and steer away,
almost always trying to carnalize the Scriptures into this physical
world until they lead astray and dismiss the Spiritual and/or true
intent of far too many passages as physical, even though GOD
is Spirit, and it is the spiritual such as a believing - trusting faith
which pleases Him, even as Abraham believed GOD
and it was counted to him for righteousness (Genesis 15:6).
-- Brianroy ]
and those ones there are the (ones)
witnessing - testifying
round about - concerning Me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. (KJV)
40) And you certainly do not desire - intend - have in mind - purpose
to come forth (so as to make a public appearance)
up alongside with Me
['to go into the Temple and see the Master Temple Scroll
of the Scriptures, and examine the Scriptures'
seems to be implied here]
in order that you may have - hold - possess and continue to possess
41 I receive not honour from men. (KJV)
41) I certainly do not receive - accept
thoughtful recognition and honor duly rendered
near to [comparable to - at the beneath level of]
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. (KJV)
42) But I have known you (by search and inquiry)
that you certainly do not
have - hold - possess and continue to possess
the (gracious) love of GOD in yourselves.
43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (KJV)
43) I have come forth (so as to make a public appearance)
in the Name of the Father of Me ,
and you certainly do not
receive - accept - (hospitably [as you would a friend]) take hold of
Perhaps if another of a like kind comes forth (so as to make
a public appearance) in his own name, that one there you will
accept - receive - take hold of (hospitably) [as you would a friend].
44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? (KJV)
44) In what way or manner - How - By what means
are you capable - able - empowered
to trust - to believe (while) receiving - accepting
glory - thoughtful recognition
near to one another?
And the glory - the thoughtful recognition (duly rendered)
near to the Only - Alone GOD
you certainly do not seek and strive to find?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. (KJV)
45) Do not perhaps consider - imagine - think
that I will openly accuse and condemn you
up alongside with the Father.
There is Moses, he accusing and condemning you,
into whom you have hoped and expected
[a good affirmation] from.
46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. (KJV)
46) Because if you were believing - trusting Moses,
you would have been trusting into - believing
perhaps into Me;
because round about - concerning Me,
that one there inscribed - wrote.
47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (KJV)
47) Then if the writings of that one there you certainly do not
trust into - believe into, in what manner or way - how
will you trust into - believe into
My statements - teachings - accusations - words?
Disclaimer: The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written. Thanks. -- Brianroy