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John 11:25

    John 11:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said to her, I am myself that day and that life; he who has faith in me will have life even if he is dead;

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

    World English Bible

    Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live:

    Clarke's Commentary on John 11:25

    I am the resurrection, and the life - Thou sayest that thy brother shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day; but by whom shall he arise if not by Me, who am the author of the resurrection, and the source of life? And is it not as easy for me to raise him now as to raise him then? Thus our blessed Lord raises her hope, animates her faith, and teaches her that he was not a mere man, but the essential principle and author of existence.

    Though he were dead - Every man who has believed or shall believe in me, though his believing shall not prevent him from dying a natural death, yet his body shall be re-animated, and he shall live with me in an eternal glory. And every one who is now dead, dead to God, dead in trespasses and sins, if he believe in me, trust on me as his sole Savior, he shall live, shall be quickened by my Spirit, and live a life of faith, working by love.

    Barnes' Notes on John 11:25

    I am the resurrection - I am the author or the cause of the resurrection. It so depends on my power and will, that it may be said that I am the resurrection itself. This is a most expressive way of saying that the whole doctrine of the resurrection came from him, and the whole power to effect it was his. In a similar manner he is said to be made of God unto us "wisdom and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption," 1 Corinthians 1:30.

    And the life - John 1:4. As the resurrection of all depends on him, he intimated that it was not indispensable that it should be deferred to the last day. He had power to do it now as well as then.

    Though he were dead - Faith does not save from temporal death; but although the believer, as others, will die a temporal death, yet he will hereafter have life. Even if he dies, he shall hereafter live.

    Shall he live - Shall be restored to life in the resurrection.

    Wesley's Notes on John 11:25

    11:25 l am the resurrection - Of the dead. And the life - Of the living. He that believeth in me, though he die, yet shall he live - In life everlasting.