John 11:25
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English Standard Version
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

King James Bible
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

American Standard Version
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live:

English Revised Version
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live:

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Weymouth New Testament
"I am the Resurrection and the Life," said Jesus; "he who believes in me, even if he has died, he shall live;

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Vincent's Word Studies

I am the resurrection and the life

The words I am are very significant. Martha had stated the resurrection rather as a doctrine, a current tenet: Jesus states it as a fact, identified with His own person. He does not say, I raise the dead; I perform the resurrection, but I am the resurrection, In His own person, representing humanity, He exhibits man as immortal, but immortal only through union with Him.

The life

The life is the larger and inclusive idea. Resurrection is involved in life as an incident developed by the temporary and apparent triumph of death. All true life is in Christ. In Him is lodged everything that is essential to life, in its origin, its maintenance, and its consummation, and all this is conveyed to the believer in his union with Him. This life is not affected by death. "Every believer is in reality and forever sheltered from death. To die with full light, in the clear certainty of the life which is in Jesus, to die only to continue to live to Him, is no longer that fact which human language designates by the name of death. It is as though Jesus had said: In me death is certain to live, and the living is certain never to die" (Godet). On ζωή, life, see on John 1:4.

He were dead (ἀποθάνῃ)

The aorist denotes an event, not a condition. Hence, much better, Rev., though he die.

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I am.

John 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will.

John 6:39,40,44 And this is the Father's will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing...

Romans 5:17-19 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one...

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you...

1 Corinthians 15:20-26,43-57 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept...

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Philippians 3:10,20,21 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death...

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Revelation 20:5,10-15 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection...

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying...

the life.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;

John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.

John 14:6,19 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me...

Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

Isaiah 38:16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so will you recover me, and make me to live.

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Colossians 3:3,4 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God...

1 John 1:1,2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

1 John 5:11,12 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son...

Revelation 22:1,17 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb...

he that.

John 3:36 He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life...

Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth...

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, To day shall you be with me in paradise.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead...

Romans 8:10,11,38,39 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness...

1 Corinthians 15:18,29 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished...

2 Corinthians 5:1-8 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Hebrews 11:13-16 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them...

Cross References
John 1:4
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 5:21
For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.

John 5:26
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.

John 6:39
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

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