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John 5:20

    John 5:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the Father has love for the Son and lets him see everything which he does: and he will let him see greater works than these so that you may be full of wonder.

    Webster's Revision

    For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel.

    World English Bible

    For the Father has affection for the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he shew him, that ye may marvel.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:20

    Greater works than these - Two of these he immediately mentions: Raising the dead, John 5:21. And judging the world, John 5:22.

    That ye may marvel - Or, So as to make you wonder. Our Lord sometimes speaks of himself as God, and sometimes as the ambassador of God. As he had a human and Divine nature, this distinction was essentially necessary. Many errors have originated from want of attention to this circumstance.

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:20

    The Father loveth the Son - This authority he traces to the love which the Father has for him - that special, ineffable, infinite love which God has for his only-begotten Son, feebly and dimly illustrated by the love which an earthly parent has for an only child.

    Showeth him - Makes him acquainted with. Conceals nothing from him. From apostles, prophets, and philosophers no small part of the doings of God are concealed. From the "Son" nothing is. And as God shows him "all" that he does, he must be possessed of omniscience, for to no finite mind could be imparted a knowledge of "all" the works of God.

    Will show him - Will appoint and direct him to do greater works than these.

    Greater works than these - Than healing the impotent man, and commanding him to carry his bed on the Sabbath day. The greater works to which he refers are those which he proceeds to specify - he will raise the dead and judge the world, etc.

    May marvel - May wonder, or be amazed.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:20

    5:20 The Father showeth him all things that himself doth - A proof of the most intimate unity. And he will show him - By doing them. At the same time (not at different times) the Father showeth and doth, and the Son seeth and doth. Greater works - Jesus oftener terms them works, than signs or wonders, because they were not wonders in his eyes. Ye will marvel - So they did, when he raised Lazarus.