John 5:22
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New International Version
Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,

New Living Translation
In addition, the Father judges no one. Instead, he has given the Son absolute authority to judge,

English Standard Version
The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,

New American Standard Bible
"For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,

King James Bible
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Father, in fact, judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,

International Standard Version
The Father judges no one, but has given all authority to judge to the Son,

NET Bible
Furthermore, the Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is not The Father who judges a man, but he has given all judgment to The Son.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The Father doesn't judge anyone. He has entrusted judgment entirely to the Son

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the Father judges no man but has committed all judgment unto the Son

King James 2000 Bible
For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:

American King James Version
For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son:

American Standard Version
For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For neither doth the Father judge any man, but hath given all judgment to the Son.

Darby Bible Translation
for neither does the Father judge any one, but has given all judgment to the Son;

English Revised Version
For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son;

Webster's Bible Translation
For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment to the Son:

Weymouth New Testament
The Father indeed does not judge any one, but He has entrusted all judgement to the Son,

World English Bible
For the Father judges no one, but he has given all judgment to the Son,

Young's Literal Translation
for neither doth the Father judge any one, but all the judgment He hath given to the Son,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - That οὕς θέλει is the point of connection with what follows, and that the Son quickeneth whom he willeth, is more clear, seeing that (γὰρ) the Father even judges no man; judges no man apart from the Son. "Pater non judicat solus nec sine filio, judicat tamen (ver. 45; Acts 17:31; Romans 3:6)" (Bengel). The word κρίνει does not mean exclusively either "condemn" or "acquit," but the exercise of judicial functions which will either acquit or condemn. As in John 3:17, the "condemnation" is rather inferred than asserted. Moreover, we are there told that the Son was not sent into the world for the purpose of judgment, but for the larger purposes of salvation, and "to give eternal life." Nevertheless, "life" to some is judgment to others, and judgment even unto death is the obverse of the gift of life when the conditions of life are not found, in John 1:39 Christ declares that one solemn consequence of his coming was εἰς κρίμα, "unto judgment" - to reveal the final decisions of the Judge. How, then, shall we reconcile these apparently incongruous statements? Judgment unquestionably results from the rejection of the proffer of mercy. The judgment rests on those who say, "We see." Their sin remaineth. Those who are not willing to be made whole remain unhealed. Those who love darkness rather than light abide in the darkness. This is the judgment, but this judicial process was (not the end, but) the consequence of his mission. The Father's ordinary providence, which is always passing judgment upon the lives of men, is now placed in the hands of "the Son." Howbeit he hath given the whole judgment - i.e. the judgment in all its parts - to the Son. He has made the entire juridical process which brings to light the essential tendencies of human hearts, issue from the reception given by man to the Son. The whole question of right against wrong, of life versus death, acquittal against condemnation, is determined by the attitude of men towards the Son. In many passages this plenipotentiary endowment of "the Son" with functions, powers, authorities, is expressed by this same word (δέδωκε), "he hath given" (ver. 36; John 3:35; John 6:37, 39; John 10:29; John 17:2, 4). Meyer limits the meaning of κρίνει to "condemnation," and Slier includes in it the separation of sin from the life of believers; but surely the judgment of the world is effected by the light that shines upon it, and the essence of the judgment (κρίσις) is the discrimination which infailibly follows the revelation of the Father through the Son.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Father judgeth no man,.... That is, without the Son; which is another proof of their equality: for that he does judge is certain; he is the Judge of the whole earth; he is God that judgeth in the earth, or governs the world with his Son, who works together in the affairs of providence: he judged and condemned the old world, but not without his Son, who by his Spirit, or in his divine nature, went and preached to the spirits now in prison, then disobedient in the times of Noah; he judged and condemned Sodom and Gomorrah, but not without the Son; for Jehovah the Son rained, from Jehovah the Father, fire and brimstone upon those cities, and consumed them; he judged the people of Israel, and often chastised them for their sins, but not without his Son; the angel of his presence that went before them; he judges all men, and justifies and acquits whom he pleases, but not without his Son; but through his justifying righteousness, which he imputes to them; in doing which he appears to he a just judge, and to do right; and he will judge the world in righteousness at the last day by his Son, whom he has ordained; so as the Son does nothing without the Father, the Father does nothing without the Son, which shows perfect equality. The Jews had an officer in their sanhedrim, whom they called Ab Beth Din, or "the father of the house of judgment", to whom belonged the trying of causes, and of judging and determining them. Hence the Targumist on Sol 7:4 says,

, "and the father of the house of judgment", who judgeth thy judgments, or determines thy causes, is mighty over thy people, &c.''

Whether there may not be some allusion here to this officer, I leave to be considered:

but hath committed all judgment to the Son; as the judgment, or government of his church and people, especially under the Gospel dispensation; and which he exercises by giving ordinances peculiar to it, such as baptism and the Lord's supper; and by enacting laws, and prescribing rules for the discipline of his house, over which he is as a Son; and by appointing proper officers under him, over his churches, to administer these ordinances, and see that these laws are put in execution, which he qualifies them for, by bestowing proper gifts upon them: and he exercises this judgment, by protecting and defending his people from all their enemies, so that they well safely under his government: as also the general judgment of the world at the last day, is committed to him; which affair will be managed by Christ, the Son of God, when he comes a second time; he will then raise the dead, that everyone may receive for the things done in his body, whether good or evil; he will gather all nations before him, and all shall stand before his judgment seat, both great and small; he will separate one from another, the sheep from the goats, and set the one on his right hand, and the other on his left; he will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, and show himself to be the searcher of the hearts, and the trier of the reins of the children of men, and will pass a most righteous and decisive sentence upon all: now for such a trust, and such a work as this, whether the particular government of the church, or the general judgment of the world, he would not be fit, was he not God equal with the Father; the thing he had suggested, and which he supports and maintains in this vindication of himself.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. For the Father judgeth no man, &c.—rather, "For neither doth the Father judge any man," implying that the same "thing was meant in the former verse of the quickening of the dead"—both acts being done, not by the Father and the Son, as though twice done, but by the Father through the Son as His voluntary Agent.

all judgment—judgment in its most comprehensive sense, or as we should say, all administration.

John 5:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Father and the Son
21"For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22"For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, 23so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.…
Cross References
John 5:27
And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

John 9:39
Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

Acts 10:42
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.

Acts 17:31
For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead."
Treasury of Scripture

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

John 5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he …

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

Psalm 9:7,8 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he has prepared his throne for judgment…

Psalm 50:3-6 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour …

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you …

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Matthew 25:31-46 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that …

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world …

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ …

Romans 14:10-12 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother…

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

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who …

1 Peter 4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

Revelation 20:11,12 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …

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