The Authority of the Son

John 5

19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, m the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 "For n the Father loves the Son, and o 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, p even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 "For the Father judges no one, but q has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 "that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. r He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. 24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, s he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, t but has passed from death into life.

25 "Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when u the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 "For v as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have w life in Himself, 27 "and x has given Him authority to execute judgment also, y 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 z hear His voice 29 a "and come forth - b those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 26:39
    He went a little farther and fell on His face, ...
    John 5:30
    I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge;...
    John 6:38
    For I have come down from heaven, not to do My ...
    John 8:28
    Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the ...
    John 12:49
    For I have not spoken on My own authority; but ...
    John 14:10
    Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and...
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 3:17
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    John 3:35
    The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.
    2 Peter 1:17
    For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 11:27
    All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 7:14
    Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise.
    Luke 8:54
    But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, "Little girl, arise.
    John 11:25
    Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 11:27
    All things have been delivered to Me by My Fath...
    Matthew 28:18
    And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All ...
    John 3:35
    The Father loves the Son, and has given all thi...
    John 17:2
    As You have given Him authority over all flesh,...
    Acts 17:31
    "because He has appointed a day on which He wil...
    1 Peter 4:5
    They will give an account to Him who is ready t...
  6. Cross References
    Luke 10:16
    "He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."
    1 John 2:23
    Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
  7. Cross References
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:18
    He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    John 6:47
    Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
  8. Cross References
    1 John 3:14
    We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
  9. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:1
    And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.
    Ephesians 2:5
    Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).
    Colossians 2:13
    And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 36:9
    For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
  11. Cross References
    John 1:4
    In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
    John 14:6
    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
    1 Corinthians 15:45
    And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
  12. Cross References
    John 9:39
    And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.
    Acts 10:42
    And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.
    Acts 17:31
    "because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead."
  13. Cross References
    Daniel 7:13
    I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him.
  14. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:15 - 17
    For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:19
    Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead.
    1 Corinthians 15:52
    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
  16. Cross References
    Daniel 12:2
    And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.
    Matthew 25:46
    "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
    Acts 24:15
    I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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