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Equality with God in Authority

22 For the Father judges no one, but qhas committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. rHe who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, she who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, tbut has passed from death into life. 25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when uthe dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 For vas the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have wlife in Himself, 27 and xhas given Him authority to execute judgment also, ybecause He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will zhear His voice 29 aand come forth—bthose who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 cI can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because dI do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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