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Bible NIV, The Words of Jesus Christ


Chapter 5

{6}   "Do you want to get well?"
{8}   "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk." 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"
{14}   "See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."
{17}   "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."
{19}   "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
{20}   For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.

{21}   For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
{22}   Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,
{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.
{24}   "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

{25}   I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
{26}   For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
{27}   And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
{28}   "Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice
{29}   and come out--those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.

{30}   By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
{31}   "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.
{32}   There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
{33}   "You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
{34}   Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
{35}   John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
{36}   "I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.
{37}   And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,

{38}   nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
{39}   You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
{40}   yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
{41}   "I do not accept praise from men,
{42}   but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
{43}   I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

{44}   How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God ?
{45}   "But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
{46}   If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
{47}   But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"