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Verses of John 5

25

John 5:25 Commentary - The Apologists Bible Commentary

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John 5

25 "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

Commentary Jesus emphasizes and makes concrete the statements He has just made in verse 24. Jesus calls the dead to life, and His voice can be no other than the voice of God: "Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live" (Isaiah 55:3). The same voice who shall call the physically dead to life on the Last Day now calls the spiritually dead to spiritual life. The phrase "an hour is coming and now is" points to both future and present action - those who heard His words passed immediately into eternal spiritual life, and this promise extends to us, who "hear" His voice 2000 years removed, from the pen of the Fourth Evangelist, carried along, as he was, by the Spirit of Truth. The phrase "and has now come" may refer to the present era that will terminate in the return of Christ and the resurrection of the dead, or it may refer to the power Jesus had to raise the dead during his lifetime, as in the case of Lazarus. There is another sense in which our Lord's words are true. As the source of life, he was promising to those who were spiritually dead, like the woman at the well, a new and eternal life if they would listen to his voice (EBC ).

Verses of John 5

25

Consult other comments:

John 5:25 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 5:25 - The Greek Testament

John 5:25 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 5:25 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 5:25 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:25 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:25 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 5:25 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 5:25 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:25 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:25 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:25 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:25 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 5:25 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:25 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:25 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 5:25 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:25 - The Apologists Bible Commentary

John 5:25 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 5:25 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 5:25 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:25 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 5:25 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 5:25 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:25 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:25 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:25 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:25 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:25 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:25 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:25 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:25 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:25 - Combined Bible Commentary

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