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Jesus and the Father are equal, sharing the same work and deserving of the same honor.

BibleGateway: John 5:16-30

ESV Text: John 5:16-30

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:49 and ends at about 4:3

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16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

     17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 248 :
Father of Glory, to Thy Name
— Organ Audio

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1. Father of glory, to Thy name 
Immortal praise we give, 
Who dost an act of grace proclaim 
And bid us rebels live. 

2. Immortal honor to the Son, 
Who makes Thine anger cease; 
Our lives He ransomed with His own 
And died to make our peace. 

3. To Thine almighty Spirit be 
Immortal glory given, 
Whose teachings bring us near to Thee 
And train us up for heaven. 

4. Let men with their united voice 
Adore the eternal God 
And spread His honors and their joys 
Through nations far abroad. 

5. Let faith and love and duty join 
One grateful song to raise; 
Let saints in earth and heaven combine 
In harmony and praise.