John 5:21

For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the Father raiseth vp the dead, and quickeneth them: euen so the Sonne quickeneth whom he will.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the same way, as the Father gives life to the dead, even so the Son gives life to those to whom he is pleased to give it.
- Basic English Bible

For even as the Father raises the dead and quickens [them], thus the Son also quickens whom he will:
- Darby Bible

For as the Father raiseth the dead, and reviveth them; even so the Son reviveth whom he will.
- Webster's Bible

For just as the Father awakens the dead and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to whom He wills.
- Weymouth Bible

For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom he desires.
- World English Bible

For as the fadir reisith deed men, and quykeneth, so the sone quykeneth whom he wole.
- Wycliffe Bible

`For, as the Father doth raise the dead, and doth make alive, so also the Son doth make alive whom he willeth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:21


5:21 For - He declares which are those greater works, raising the dead, and judging the world. The power of quickening whom he will follows from the power of judging. These two, quickening and judging, are proposed #John 5:21|,22. The acquittal of believers, which presupposes judgment, is treated of #John 5:24|; the quickening some of the dead, #John 5:25|; and the general resurrection, John 5:28.


Discussion for John 5:21

  • Tudorgirl for verse 21
    I see it as I see John 1:13 It is of God 's will. Spiritually dead man and woman cannot come to God. They are dead. God does the regenerating and gives the gift of faith to those He will, of His will. What a gift ! Totally undeserved. He loved me and picked me out of the gutter, by HIS GRACE ALONE. I must in turn love others to HIM ! And that is to THE JEW FIRST, as did Paul all the way through to the end of Acts ! The church dropped the ball here !

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