19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, (A)the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever [a]the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. 20 (B)For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him (C)greater works than these, so that you will marvel. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and (D)gives them life, even so (E)the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but (F)He has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. (G)He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and (H)believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and (I)does not come into judgment, but has (J)passed out of death into life.

Two Resurrections

25 Truly, truly, I say to you, (K)an hour is coming and now is, when (L)the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who (M)hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He (N)gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; 27 and He gave Him authority to (O)execute judgment, because He is [b]the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for (P)an hour is coming, in which (Q)all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; (R)those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.

30 (S)I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and (T)My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but (U)the will of Him who sent Me.

31 (V)If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not [c]true. 32 There is (W)another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.

Witness of John

33 You have sent to John, and he (X)has testified to the truth. 34 But (Y)the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was (Z)the lamp that was burning and was shining and you (AA)were willing to rejoice for [d]a while in his light.

Witness of Works

36 But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for (AB)the works which the Father has given Me (AC)to accomplish—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father (AD)has sent Me.

Witness of the Father

37 And the Father who sent Me, (AE)He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form. 38 You do not have (AF)His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He (AG)sent.

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  1. John 5:19 Lit that One
  2. John 5:27 Or a son of man
  3. John 5:31 I.e. admissible as legal evidence
  4. John 5:35 Lit an hour

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