The New International Version

John 5:16–29

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The Authority of the Son

16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 17 In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Fatherc is always at his workd to this very day, and I too am working.” 18 For this reason they tried all the more to kill him;e not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.f

19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself;g he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Sonh and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these,i so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life,j even so the Son gives lifek to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,l 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.m

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent men has eternal lifeo and will not be judgedp but has crossed over from death to life.q 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now comer when the dead will hears the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have lifet in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judgeu because he is the Son of Man.

28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is comingv when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.w

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