John 5:16-30 NIV

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 Father1 is always at his work2 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;3 not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.4

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      19 Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself;5 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 Son6 and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.7

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      21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life,8 even so the Son gives life9 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,10

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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.11

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      24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me12 has eternal life13 and will not be condemned;14 he has crossed over from death to life.15

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      25 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come16 when the dead will hear17 the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

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      26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life18 in himself.

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      27 And he has given him authority to judge19 because he is the Son of Man.

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          28 "Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming20 when all who are in their graves will hear his voice

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          29 and come out--those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.21

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          30 By myself I can do nothing;22 I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just,23 for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.24

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