Bible: Jn 5:19-30

5:19 So Jesus answered them, 1 I tell you the solemn truth, 2  the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, 3  but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father 4  does, the Son does likewise. 5  5:20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does, and will show him greater deeds than these, so that you will be amazed. 5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, 6  so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. 7  5:22 Furthermore, the Father does not judge 8  anyone, but has assigned 9  all judgment to the Son, 5:23 so that all people 10  will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

5:24I tell you the solemn truth, 11  the one who hears 12  my message 13  and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, 14  but has crossed over from death to life. 5:25 I tell you the solemn truth, 15  a time 16  is coming – and is now here – when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 5:26 For just as the Father has life in himself, thus he has granted the Son to have life in himself, 5:27 and he has granted the Son 17  authority to execute judgment, 18  because he is the Son of Man.

5:28Do not be amazed at this, because a time 19  is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 5:29 and will come out – the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation. 20  5:30 I can do nothing on my own initiative. 21  Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, 22  because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me. 23 

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