John 5:26

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the Father hath life in himselfe: so hath he giuen to the Sonne to haue life in himselfe:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son to have life in himself.
- Basic English Bible

For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself,
- Darby Bible

For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
- Webster's Bible

For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has also given to the Son to have life in Himself.
- Weymouth Bible

For as the Father has life in himself, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself.
- World English Bible

For as the fadir hath lijf in hym silf, so he yaf to the sone, to haue lijf in him silf;
- Wycliffe Bible

for, as the Father hath life in himself, so He gave also to the Son to have life in himself,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:26


5:26 He hath given to the Son - By eternal generation, to have life in himself - Absolute, independent.


Discussion for John 5

  • Sondra
    What touched my heart is that Jesus is the one who came to the lame man the lame man did not come to Jesus. Praise God that Jesus came not just 2000 years ago and not just to the lame man but he still comes
  • Lu277
    Insight777Circumicised;John 5: 5-6 Here a man was chronically ill, Jesus said to him"wilt thou be made whole?" He healed him on the Sabbath day. The Jews did not like it when Jesus healed people on the Sabbath day. Now let's continue to John 7.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    In verse 23, Jesus gave the kernel of what He desires of Christians: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him." May we all honour our Redeemer Jesus by staying at the centre of His will. We need to be washed in His sin-cleansing Blood and keep our salvation current.
  • Bruce
    A Person does not have to know one Word of The Bible. All they need to know is that Their Sin will send them to Hell. That comes about when a Believer shares The Way of Salvation. They may have never been in a Church or seen a Bible. The Spirit will tug on Their Heart. Without knowing one Word of The Bible,you can bring others to Salvation with your Testimony. Let us bring them in. The Day is-----
  • Irene123
    This is such a good Bible site. I just went to 'more', then 'various Bible topics', then clicked on 's', scrolled to 'studying the word', and up came no less than 17 vs. on STUDYING His Word. And, there are many more allusions to studying His throughout the Bible, Josiah the reformer when the Word of God was read to him, when the decree of Cyrus was found, and so many more.
  • Irene123
    As far as not needing to read the Bible for salvation - then why did Jesus give us Jn.5:39 (His own words); Acts17:11; Col.1:10. During His earthly ministry that's ALL He did - was quote scripture (no, what He said wasn't ALL written down yet, but - He knew it would be; Jesus was omniscient - all knowing) As it came from His mouth it was - scripture..

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