Bible: John 5:21-30

5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, 1  so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. 2  5:22 Furthermore, the Father does not judge 3  anyone, but has assigned 4  all judgment to the Son, 5:23 so that all people 5  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, 6  the one who hears 7  my message 8  and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, 9  but has crossed over from death to life. 5:25 I tell you the solemn truth, 10  a time 11  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 12  authority to execute judgment, 13  because he is the Son of Man.

5:28Do not be amazed at this, because a time 14  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. 15  5:30 I can do nothing on my own initiative. 16  Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, 17  because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me. 18 

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