John 5:17

“But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, & I worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But his answer was: My Father is still working even now, and so I am working.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.
- Darby Bible

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
- Webster's Bible

His reply to their accusation was, "My Father works unceasingly, and so do I."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus answered them, "My Father is still working, so I am working, too."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus answeride to hem, My fadir worchith til now, and Y worche.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus answered them, `My Father till now doth work, and I work;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:17


5:17 My Father worketh until now, and I work - From the creation till now he hath been working without intermission. I do likewise. This is the proposition which is explained #John 5:19 |- 30, confirmed and vindicated in #John 5:31 and following verses|.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:17


Joh 5:17 My Father worketh hitheto, and I work. The answer of Jesus to his accusers goes to the very root of the matter. The basis on which the Sabbath rested was that God had ceased his creative labors on the seventh day. Jesus shows that God's rest was not idleness. The Father had continued his works of love and mercy. He worked in these works right on till Jesus came; "now", says the Son, "I work as my Father works. There is no suspension on the Sabbath of works of benevolence and mercy". The Father's example is the pattern given to direct man.

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