New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For even as the Father raises the dead and quickens [them], thus the Son also quickens whom he will:
World English Bible
For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom he desires.
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;
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CommentaryClarke'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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The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
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.
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.
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