Jesus’ Equality with God

18 For this reason therefore (A)the Jews (B)were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, (C)making Himself equal with God.

19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, (D)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 the same way. 20 (E)For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him (F)greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and (G)gives them life, so (H)the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but (I)He has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. (J)The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

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

Two Resurrections

25 Truly, truly, I say to you, [b](N)a time is coming and [c]even now has arrived, when (O)the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who (P)hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He (Q)gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; 27 and He gave Him authority to (R)execute judgment, because He is [d]the Son of Man. 28 Do not be amazed at this; for [e](S)a time is coming when (T)all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come out: (U)those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the bad deeds to a resurrection of judgment.

30 (V)I can do nothing [f]on My own. As I hear, I judge; and (W)My judgment is [g]righteous, because I do not seek My own will but (X)the will of Him who sent Me.

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

Testimony of John the Baptist

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

Testimony of Works

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

Testimony of the Father

37 And the Father who sent Me, (AH)He has testified about Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. 38 Also you do not have (AI)His word remaining in you, because you do not believe Him whom He (AJ)sent.

Testimony of the Scripture

39 [j](AK)You examine the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is (AL)those very Scriptures that testify about Me; 40 and yet you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. 41 (AM)I do not receive glory from people; 42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not [k]receive Me; (AN)if another comes in his own name, you will [l]receive him. 44 How can you believe, when you [m](AO)accept [n]glory from one another and you do not seek (AP)the [o]glory that is from (AQ)the one and only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is (AR)Moses, in whom you have put your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for (AS)he wrote about Me. 47 But (AT)if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

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  1. John 5:19 Lit that One
  2. John 5:25 Lit an hour
  3. John 5:25 Lit now is, when
  4. John 5:27 Or a son of man
  5. John 5:28 Lit an hour
  6. John 5:30 Or of Myself
  7. John 5:30 Or fair
  8. John 5:31 I.e., admissible as legal evidence
  9. John 5:35 Lit an hour
  10. John 5:39 Or (a command) Examine the Scriptures
  11. John 5:43 Or accept
  12. John 5:43 Or accept
  13. John 5:44 Or receive
  14. John 5:44 Or honor
  15. John 5:44 Or honor

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