John 5:21

Quickeneth whom he will (ou qelei zwopoiei). Present active indicative of zwopoiew (from zwopoio, making alive), common in Paul ( 1 Corinthians 15:45 , etc.). As yet, so far as we know, Jesus had not raised the dead, but he claims the power to do it on a par with the power of the Father. The raising of the son of the widow of Nain ( Luke 7:11-17 ) is not far ahead, followed by the message to the Baptist which speaks of this same power ( Luke 7:22 ; Matthew 11:5 ), and the raising of Jairus' daughter ( Matthew 9:18 Matthew 9:22-26 ). Jesus exercises this power on those "whom he wills." Christ has power to quicken both body and soul.