|New International Version (© 2011)|
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
King James Bible
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
American Standard Version
For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
Young's Literal Translation
'For, as the Father doth raise the dead, and doth make alive, so also the Son doth make alive whom he willeth;
John 5:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As the Father raised up the dead - This he did in the case of the widow's son at Sarepta, 1 Kings 17:22, by the ministry of the Prophet Elijah. And again, in the case of the Shunamite's son, 2 Kings 4:32-35, by the ministry of the Prophet Elisha.
The Son quickeneth whom he will - He raiseth from death to life whomsoever he pleases. So he did, for he raised the ruler's daughter, Mark 5:35-42; the widow's son at Nain, Luke 7:11-15; and Lazarus, at Bethany, John 11:14-44.
Whom he will. Here our Lord points out his sovereign power and independence; he gives life according to his own will - not being obliged to supplicate for the power by which it was done, as the prophets did; his own will being absolute and sufficient in every case.
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Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound...
1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himself on the child three times, and cried to the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray you...
2 Kings 4:32-35 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed...
2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God...
Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
Romans 4:17-19 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead...
John 11:25,43,44 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...
John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.
Luke 7:14,15 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to you, Arise...
Luke 8:54,55 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise...
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John 6:63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
Romans 4:17 As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
1 Corinthians 15:45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.