John 5:25

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerily, verily I say vnto you, The houre is comming, & now is, when the dead shall heare the voice of the Sonne of God: and they that heare, shall liue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, The time is coming, it has even now come, when the voice of the Son of God will come to the ears of the dead, and those hearing it will have life.
- Basic English Bible

Verily, verily, I say unto you, that an hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that have heard shall live.
- Darby Bible

Verily, verily, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth I tell you that a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will live.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly, I tell you, the hour comes, and now is, when the dead will hear the Son of God's voice; and those who hear will live.
- World English Bible

Treuli, treuli Y seie to you, for the our cometh, and now it is, whanne deed men schulen here the vois of `Goddis sone, and thei that heren, schulen lyue.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Verily, verily, I say to you -- There cometh an hour, and it now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and those having heard shall live;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:25


5:25 The dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God - So did Jairus's daughter, the widow's son, Lazarus.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:25


Joh 5:25 The dead shall hear the voice. Those spiritually dead, as well as those in their graves. They shall hear, and the Son will bestow upon them eternal life. For the Son hath, by the will of the Father, life in himself and can bestow it.

Discussion for John 5:25

  • Albert Mould-Shalom for verse 25
    No matter how deep in sin one may be; no matter what one may have done; no matter the place; no matter the time; no matter the 'who' or the 'whatever-it-may-be', whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. And so even now He says "Behold I stand at the door (of your life and knock)". Will you hear and let him in? The choice is purely yours now.

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