I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come1 when the dead will hear2 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 life3 in himself.
And he has given him authority to judge4 because he is the Son of Man.
"Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming5 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.6
By myself I can do nothing;7 I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just,8 for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.9
"If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.10
There is another who testifies in my favor,11 and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
"You have sent to John and he has testified12 to the truth.
Not that I accept human testimony;13 but I mention it that you may be saved.14
John was a lamp that burned and gave light,15 and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
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