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John 5:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For as the Father raiseth the dead, and reviveth [them]; even so the Son reviveth whom he will.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For even as the Father raises the dead and quickens [them], thus the Son also quickens whom he will:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, just as the Father waketh up the dead, and quickeneth them, in like manner, the Son also, whom he pleaseth, doth quicken.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'For, as the Father doth raise the dead, and doth make alive, so also the Son doth make alive whom he willeth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For as the Father raiseth up the dead and giveth life: so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For as the Father raiseth vp the dead, and quickeneth them: euen so the Sonne quickeneth whom he will.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For as the Father raiseth the dead, and quickeneth, so also the Son quickeneth those whom he willeth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For as the Father raiseth the dead, and vivifieth them; so also the Son vivifieth whom he pleaseth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
as 5618
{5618} Prime
ὥσπερ
hosper
{hoce'-per}
From G5613 and G4007; just as, that is, exactly like.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Father 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
raiseth up 1453
{1453} Prime
ἐγείρω
egeiro
{eg-i'-ro}
Probably akin to the base of G0058 (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), that is, rouse (literally from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
dead, 3498
{3498} Prime
νεκρός
nekros
{nek-ros'}
From an apparently primary word νέκυς [[nekus]] (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
quickeneth 2227
{2227} Prime
ζῳοποιέω
zoopoieo
{dzo-op-oy-eh'-o}
From the same as G2226 and G4160; to (re-) vitalize (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
[them]; even y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
so 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Son 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
quickeneth 2227
{2227} Prime
ζῳοποιέω
zoopoieo
{dzo-op-oy-eh'-o}
From the same as G2226 and G4160; to (re-) vitalize (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
whom 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
he will. 2309
{2309} Prime
θέλω
thelo
{thel'-o}
In certain tenses θελέω [[theleo]], {thel-eh'-o}; and ἐθέλέω [[etheleo]], {eth-el-eh'-o}, which are otherwise obsolete; apparently strengthened from the alternate form of G0138; to determine (as an active voice option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive voice acquiescence in objective considerations), that is, choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication to wish, that is, be inclined to (sometimes adverbially gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism to delight in.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

John 5:21-23

_ _ raiseth the dead and quickeneth them — one act in two stages. This is His absolute prerogative as God.

_ _ so the Son quickeneth them — that is, raiseth up and quickeneth.

_ _ whom he will — not only doing the same divine act, but doing it as the result of His own will, even as the Father does it. This statement is of immense importance in relation to the miracles of Christ, distinguishing them from similar miracles of prophets and apostles, who as human instruments were employed to perform super-natural actions, while Christ did all as the Father’s commissioned Servant indeed, but in the exercise of His own absolute right of action.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 5:17-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 5:21

For — He declares which are those greater works, raising the dead, and judging the world. The power of quickening whom he will follows from the power of judging. These two, quickening and judging, are proposed John 5:21-22. The acquittal of believers, which presupposes judgment, is treated of John 5:24; the quickening some of the dead, John 5:25; and the general resurrection, John 5:28.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 5:21

(4) For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

(4) The Father makes no man partaker of everlasting life except in Christ, in whom alone also he is truly worshipped.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
as:

Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, [even] I, [am] he, and [there is] no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither [is there any] that can deliver out of my hand.
1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.
2 Kings 4:32-35 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, [and] laid upon his bed. ... Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, [Am] I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.
Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
Romans 4:17-19 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. ... And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:

even:

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 11:43-44 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. ... And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Luke 7:14-15 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare [him] stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. ... And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Luke 8:54-55 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. ... And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
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Dt 32:39. 1K 17:21. 2K 4:32; 5:7. Lk 7:14; 8:54. Jn 11:25, 43; 17:2. Ac 26:8. Ro 4:17.

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