"For not even the Father judges anyone, but 1He has given all judgment to the Son,
so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. 2He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and 3believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and 4does not come into judgment, but has 5passed out of death into life.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, 6an hour is coming and now is, when 7the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who 8hear will live.
"For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He 9gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;
and He gave Him authority to 10execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
"Do not marvel at this; for 11an hour is coming, in which 12all who are in the tombs will hear His voice,
and will come forth; 13those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
"14I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and 15My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but 16the will of Him who sent Me.
"17If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not true.
"There is 18another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.
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