So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
Jesus said to them, "My Father1 is always at his work2 to this very day, and I, too, am working."
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
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.
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
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.
Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,10
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
"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
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.
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life18 in himself.
And he has given him authority to judge19 because he is the Son of Man.
"Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming20 when all who are in their graves will hear his voice
and come out--those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.21
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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