John 5:19
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New International Version
Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

New Living Translation
So Jesus explained, "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

English Standard Version
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.

Berean Study Bible
So Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself, unless He sees the Father doing it. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself, if not anything He may see the Father doing; for whatever He does, these things also the Son does likewise.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.

King James Bible
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus replied, "I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way.

International Standard Version
Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the Son can do nothing on his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing, What the Father does, the Son does likewise.

NET Bible
So Jesus answered them, "I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua answered and said to them: “Timeless truth I tell you: The Son cannot do anything of his own will, but the thing that he sees The Father is doing; for those things that The Father does, these also The Son does like him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to the Jews, "I can guarantee this truth: The Son cannot do anything on his own. He can do only what he sees the Father doing. Indeed, the Son does exactly what the Father does.

New American Standard 1977
Jesus therefore answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself but what he sees the Father do; for all that he does, this also the Son does together with him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for whatsoever things he does, these also does the Son likewise.

American King James Version
Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise.

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jesus answered, and said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you, the Son cannot do any thing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doth, these the Son also doth in like manner.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself save whatever he sees the Father doing: for whatever things he does, these things also the Son does in like manner.

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then answered Jesus, and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing by himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for whatever things he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Weymouth New Testament
"In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that the Son can do nothing of Himself--He can only do what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, that the Son does in like manner.

World English Bible
Jesus therefore answered them, "Most certainly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things he does, these the Son also does likewise.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus therefore responded and said to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son is not able to do anything of himself, if he may not see the Father doing anything; for whatever things He may do, these also the Son in like manner doth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:17-23 The Divine power of the miracle proved Jesus to be the Son of God, and he declared that he worked with, and like unto his Father, as he saw good. These ancient enemies of Christ understood him, and became more violent, charging him not only with sabbath-breaking, but blasphemy, in calling God his own Father, and making himself equal with God. But all things now, and at the final judgment, are committed to the Son, purposely that all men might honour the Son, as they honour the Father; and every one who does not thus honour the Son, whatever he may think or pretend, does not honour the Father who sent him.
Study Bible
The Father and the Son
18Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God. 19So Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself, unless He sees the Father doing it. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does. 20The Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does. And to your amazement, He will show Him even greater works than these.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:39
Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will."

John 5:30
I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

John 8:28
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own, but speak exactly what the Father has taught Me.

John 12:49
I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.

John 12:50
And I know that His command leads to eternal life. So I speak exactly what the Father has told Me to say."

John 14:10
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on My own. Instead, it is the Father dwelling in Me, carrying out His work.
Treasury of Scripture

Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise.

Verily.

John 5:24,25 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on …

See on ch.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except …

The Son.

John 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment …

John 8:28 Then said Jesus to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, …

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night …

John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he …

John 14:10,20 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the …

for.

John 14:16-23 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, …

Genesis 1:1,26 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

Isaiah 44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the …

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that …

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John 5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son:

Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge …

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every …

John 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, Destroy this temple, and in three …

John 10:18 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power …

Acts 2:24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like …

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

and.

John 5:21,25,26 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so …

with.

Ephesians 1:18,19 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know …

Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, …

and.

John 5:28,29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

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

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also …

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with …

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: …

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to …

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to …

Exodus 4:11 And the LORD said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes …

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries …

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every …

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

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