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John 5:21 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

A third argument, proving Christ to be God, and equal with the Father, is here produced? namely, his raising of the dead; he is joined with the Father in that work, and equal with him: As the Father quickeneth whom he pleaseth, so doth the Son quicken whom he will; that is, not as the Father's instrument, but as a principal agent, by the same authority, with the like absolute freedom of will which the Father uses, being a sovereign and independant being as the father is: As the Father raiseth the dead, and quickeneth them, so the Son quickeneth whom he will. This is more than ever was said of any prophet or apostle, that he did such works at his will.

Learn hence, 1. That quickening or raising of the dead, is an act of omnipotency, and proper to God only: The Father raiseth the dead, and quickeneth them.

2. That Christ's power to raise the dead, as well as the father's, is a proof of his equality with his Father, and an evidence of his being truly and really God; The Son quickeneth whom he will.

Consult other comments:

John 5:21 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 5:21 - The Greek Testament

John 5:21 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 5:21 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:21 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 5:21 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 5:21 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:21 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:21 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 5:21 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 5:21 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:21 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:21 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:21 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:21 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 5:21 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:21 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:21 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 5:21 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:21 - The Apologists Bible Commentary

John 5:21 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:21 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:21 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 5:21 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 5:21 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:21 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:21 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:21 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:21 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:21 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:21 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:21 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:21 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:21 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament