19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself;(A) 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 Son(B) and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these,(C) so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life,(D) even so the Son gives life(E) to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,(F) 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.(G)

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me(H) has eternal life(I) and will not be judged(J) but has crossed over from death to life.(K) 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come(L) when the dead will hear(M) 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 life(N) in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge(O) because he is the Son of Man.

28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming(P) 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.(Q) 30 By myself I can do nothing;(R) I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just,(S) for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.(T)

Testimonies About Jesus

31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.(U) 32 There is another who testifies in my favor,(V) and I know that his testimony about me is true.

33 “You have sent to John and he has testified(W) to the truth. 34 Not that I accept human testimony;(X) but I mention it that you may be saved.(Y) 35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light,(Z) and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.

36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John.(AA) For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing(AB)—testify that the Father has sent me.(AC) 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me.(AD) You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,(AE) 38 nor does his word dwell in you,(AF) for you do not believe(AG) the one he sent.(AH) 39 You study[a] the Scriptures(AI) diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life.(AJ) These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,(AK) 40 yet you refuse to come to me(AL) to have life.

41 “I do not accept glory from human beings,(AM) 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 since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God[b]?(AN)

45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses,(AO) on whom your hopes are set.(AP) 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.(AQ)

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  1. John 5:39 Or 39 Study
  2. John 5:44 Some early manuscripts the Only One

Warnings Against Denying the Son

18 Dear children, this is the last hour;(A) and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming,(B) even now many antichrists have come.(C) This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us,(D) but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.(E)

20 But you have an anointing(F) from the Holy One,(G) and all of you know the truth.[a](H) 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it(I) and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.(J) 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.(K)

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning(L) remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.(M) 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.(N)

26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.(O) 27 As for you, the anointing(P) you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things(Q) and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.(R)

God’s Children and Sin

28 And now, dear children,(S) continue in him, so that when he appears(T) we may be confident(U) and unashamed before him at his coming.(V)

29 If you know that he is righteous,(W) you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.(X)

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  1. 1 John 2:20 Some manuscripts and you know all things

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