16 And this was why the Jews (A)were persecuting Jesus, (B)because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

Jesus Is Equal with God

18 This was why the Jews (C)were seeking all the more to kill him, (D)because not only was he (E)breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God (F)his own Father, (G)making himself equal with God.

The Authority of the Son

19 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, (H)the Son (I)can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father[a] does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For (J)the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And (K)greater works than these will he show him, so that (L)you may marvel. 21 For as the Father (M)raises the dead and (N)gives them life, so (O)also the Son gives life (P)to whom he will. 22 (Q)For the Father judges no one, but (R)has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they (S)honor the Father. (T)Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, (U)whoever hears my word and (V)believes him who sent me has eternal life. He (W)does not come into judgment, but (X)has passed from death to life.

25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, (Y)an hour is coming, and is now here, when (Z)the dead will hear (AA)the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear (AB)will live. 26 (AC)For as the Father has life in himself, (AD)so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he (AE)has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this, for (AF)an hour is coming when (AG)all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, (AH)those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Witnesses to Jesus

30 (AI)“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and (AJ)my judgment is just, because (AK)I seek not my own will (AL)but the will of him who sent me.

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  1. John 5:19 Greek he

The Song of (A)Songs, which is Solomon's.

The Bride Confesses Her Love


Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your (B)love is better than wine;
    your (C)anointing oils are fragrant;
your (D)name is oil poured out;
    therefore virgins love you.
(E)Draw me after you; (F)let us run.
    (G)The king has brought me into his chambers.


We will (H)exult and rejoice in you;
    we will extol (I)your love more than wine;
    rightly do they love you.


I am very dark, but (J)lovely,
    O (K)daughters of Jerusalem,
like (L)the tents of (M)Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
    because the sun has looked upon me.
My (N)mother's sons were angry with me;
    they made me (O)keeper of (P)the vineyards,
    but (Q)my own vineyard I have not kept!
Tell me, you (R)whom my soul loves,
    where you (S)pasture your flock,
    where you make it (T)lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
    beside the flocks of your (U)companions?

Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other


If you do not know,
    O (V)most beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
    and pasture your young goats
    beside the shepherds' tents.

I compare you, (W)my love,
    to (X)a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.
10 (Y)Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
    your neck with strings of jewels.


11 We will make for you[b] ornaments of gold,
    studded with silver.


12 While (Z)the king was on his couch,
    my (AA)nard gave forth its fragrance.
13 My beloved is to me a sachet of (AB)myrrh
    that lies between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of (AC)henna blossoms
    in the vineyards of (AD)Engedi.


15 (AE)Behold, (AF)you are beautiful, (AG)my love;
    behold, you are beautiful;
    your (AH)eyes are doves.


16 Behold, you are beautiful, (AI)my beloved, truly (AJ)delightful.
Our couch is green;
17     the beams of our house are (AK)cedar;
    our rafters are (AL)pine.


  1. Song of Solomon 1:2 The translators have added speaker identifications based on the gender and number of the Hebrew words
  2. Song of Solomon 1:11 The Hebrew for you is feminine singular

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