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

  • Tim
    I see the pool in 5:7 as a type of the Old Testament Law, where you have to work to get in. And Jesus healing the man as a picture of the New Testament, saved by grace not our works. And then after he is healed he walks, equals obedience to the Lord. .
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things --I say-- that you might be saved *** MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR -- MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS -- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT *** 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33 be not deceived evil communications corrupt good manners
  • Cathryn
    I loue the Whole Word of God AKJV the KJV of 1611 onely these two and thank you for this great website as well.. Jesus of Nazareth is the Risen Christ and the Sonne of the Liuing God. And he is the Liuing God.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 22:31 BUT AS TOUCHING THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD HAVE YOU NOT READ THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN UNTO YOU BY GOD SAYING --22:32-- I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND THE GOD OF ISAAC AND THE GOD OF JACOB --- GOD IS NOT THE GOD OF THE DEAD BUT OF THE LIVING PSALM 115:17 THE DEAD PRAISE NOT THE LORD NEITHER ANY THAT GO DOWN INTO SILENCE PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 2 TIMOTHY 2:7 CONSIDER WHAT I SAY AND THE LORD GIVE THEE UNDERSTANDING IN ALL THINGS
  • Lilian
    MARVEL NOT FOR THE HOUR IS COMING EVEN TO ALL WHO ARE IN GRAVES WILL HEAR HIS VOICE JESUS IS COMING SOON TO TAKE THE CHURCH AS THE BRIDE BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE FOUND IN THE CHURCH SERVING JESUS AND PRAISING HIM WILL BE SURELY SAVED RAPTURE IS COMING LET'S PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS ONLY TILL RAPTURE HE IS TGE ONLY JEHOVAH MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN
  • A disciple
    "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice," John 5:28 In context to the entire testimony which the Lord Jesus here declares to the Jews, who are opposing and contradicting Him with their wicked and insubordinate minds of unbelief He expounds to them how that "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father:" as it is written also in the second Psalm, "Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion...KISS THE SON, LEST HE BE ANGRY, AND YOU PERISH FROM THE WAY WHEN HIS WRATH IS KINDLED BUT A LITTLE!" A sad song says, "Don't they know its the end of the world, 'cause you don't love me anymore!" The enemies of the LORD should have submitted themselves to Him, and so that there time would have endured for ever but so soon they shall be awakened from their dream to the nightmare of an eternity that God doesn't love them anymore, and has said Goodbye!

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