John 5:21
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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...

even.

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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Conversion
TEXT: "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven."--Matt. 18:3. Jesus Christ was the world's greatest teacher and preacher. Multitudes followed him because he taught them, not as the scribes, but as one having authority. He came to them with the deepest truth of God, but couched in such familiar expressions, and told in such a fascinating way, that all men heard him and went their way rejoicing that so
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

September 29 Evening
What things soever the Father doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.--JOHN 5:19. The Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.--I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.--My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Them that are sanctified by God the Father.--He that sanctifieth and they who are
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

December 23 Evening
God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.--I JOHN 5:11. As the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.--I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. I lay
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Sunday after Easter
Text: First John 5, 4-12. 4 For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith. 5 And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. 8 For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
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.

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