John 5:13-23 NIV

14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning1 or something worse may happen to you."

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15 The man went away and told the Jews2 that it was Jesus who had made him well.

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Life Through the Son

16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.

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      17 Jesus said to them, "My Father3 is always at his work4 to this very day, and I, too, am working."

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      18 For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him;5 not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.6

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      19 Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself;7 he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

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      20 For the Father loves the Son8 and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.9

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      21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life,10 even so the Son gives life11 to whom he is pleased to give it.

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      22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,12

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      23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.13

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      24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me14 has eternal life15 and will not be condemned;16 he has crossed over from death to life.17

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