20 For (A)the Father loves the Son, and (B)shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, (C)even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but (D)has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. (E)He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

Life and Judgment Are Through the Son

24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, (F)he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, (G)but has passed from death into life. 25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when (H)the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 For (I)as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have (J)life in Himself, 27 and (K)has given Him authority to execute judgment also, (L)because 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 (M)hear His voice 29 (N)and come forth—(O)those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 (P)I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because (Q)I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

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Jesus and the Religious Leaders

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33 Then Jesus said [a]to them, (A)“I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I (B)go to Him who sent Me. 34 You (C)will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you (D)cannot come.”

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  1. John 7:33 NU, M omit to them

Jesus Defends His Self-Witness

13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, (A)“You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not [a]true.”

14 Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but (B)you do not know where I come from and where I am going. 15 (C)You judge according to the flesh; (D)I judge no one. 16 And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for (E)I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me. 17 (F)It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am One who bears witness of Myself, and (G)the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”

19 Then they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?”

Jesus answered, (H)“You know neither Me nor My Father. (I)If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.”

20 These words Jesus spoke in (J)the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and (K)no one laid hands on Him, for (L)His hour had not yet come.

Jesus Predicts His Departure

21 Then Jesus said to them again, “I am going away, and (M)you will seek Me, and (N)will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come.”

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  1. John 8:13 valid as testimony

Jesus the True Shepherd

10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by (A)name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a (B)stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came [a]before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. (C)I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

11 (D)“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a [b]hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and (E)leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and (F)I know My sheep, and (G)am known by My own. 15 (H)As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; (I)and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And (J)other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; (K)and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

17 “Therefore My Father (L)loves Me, (M)because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I (N)have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. (O)This command I have received from My Father.”

19 Therefore (P)there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings. 20 And many of them said, (Q)“He has a demon and is [c]mad. Why do you listen to Him?”

21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. (R)Can a demon (S)open the eyes of the blind?”

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  1. John 10:8 M omits before Me
  2. John 10:12 hired man
  3. John 10:20 insane

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

36 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?”

Jesus answered him, “Where I (A)am going you cannot follow Me now, but (B)you shall follow Me afterward.”

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The Way, the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let (A)not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. (B)I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, (C)I will come again and receive you to Myself; that (D)where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

(E)Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am (F)the way, (G)the truth, and (H)the life. (I)No one comes to the Father (J)except through Me.

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  1. John 14:2 Lit. dwellings
  2. John 14:2 NU would I have told you that I go or I would have told you; for I go

The Great White Throne Judgment

11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face (A)the earth and the heaven fled away. (B)And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, (C)small and great, standing before [a]God, (D)and books were opened. And another (E)book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged (F)according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, (G)and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. (H)And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then (I)Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. (J)This is the second [b]death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life (K)was cast into the lake of fire.

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  1. Revelation 20:12 NU, M the throne
  2. Revelation 20:14 NU, M death, the lake of fire.

11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than (A)that which is laid, (B)which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day (C)will declare it, because (D)it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

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The Judgment Seat of Christ

Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 (A)For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, (B)that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

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