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

  • A disciple
    The Divinity of the Son of God is a fact mentioned throughout the Scriptures, from Moses to David and all the Prophets; and confirmed by the Apostles and multitudes of Believers ever since. But then comes a little man with a mouth, thinking he can simply deny it all! In John 5 here are a number of statements from the Lord Himself, declaring His Divine Authority and equality with the Father.
  • Bruce
    Andrew: Why are you repeating my Post?
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Bruce: Jesus had his own will as he did not want to go to the cross, he knew he had to obey God his Father. Jesus felt pain, hungered, slept, ate, drank etc. Jesus knew it was going to be painful and wanted that portion of his life to pass by him. He knew that his mission was to fulfill his Father's will. Luke 22:41-44
  • Bruce
    Andrew: When I First Read Your Post I was Shocked but I Read it a few more times. The word weakling was ??? Strong.The Book of John 5-20 show The Son and The Father as separate:Christ was sent by The Father,
    Christ had His Own Will, but done The Fathers. The Son comes in The Glory of His Father. Matthew 16:27. I hope to See more of Your Post. Pray for Those Who are Puffed-up in their Pride.
  • Steve morrow
    WEAKLING ??? 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 AND HE SAID UNTO ME MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE ---FOR MY STRENGTH---IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS MOST GLADLY THEREFORE WILL I RATHER GLORY IN MY INFIRMITIES THAT ---THE POWER OF CHRIST ---MAY REST UPON ME *** PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH ***....LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING ***
  • A disciple
    Andrew; Its always amazing to me at what gall some have; so easily to blaspheme the Lord Jesus! While pretending religion, you take an opportunity to give your mouth to the devil and say such a thing about Him who is above all heavens and all the earth and to whom every knee shall bow! I am disgusted by the casual uncleanness and easy kind of "spurious" Christianity that comes out of the churches!

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