John 5:26

In himself (en eautwi). The Living God possesses life wholly in himself and so he has bestowed this power of life to the Son as already stated in the Prologue of the Logos ( Ephesians 1:3 ). For "gave" (edwken, timeless aorist active indicative) see also Ephesians 3:35 ; Ephesians 17:2 Ephesians 17:24 . The particles "as" (wsper) and "so" (outw) mark here the fact, not the degree (Westcott).