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John 5:28

    John 5:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not be surprised at this: for the time is coming when his voice will come to all who are in the place of the dead,

    Webster's Revision

    Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice,

    World English Bible

    Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice,

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:28

    Marvel not at this - I think it quite necessary to follow here, as noted above, the punctuation of both the Syriac, the Armenian, Chrysostom, Damascenus, Theophylact, Euthymius, and others; which is found also in some very good MSS. Theophylact says that the common method of reading this, which he highly objects to, was the invention of Paul of Samosata. In John 5:26, John 5:27, our Lord, speaking of himself as envoy of God, said, the Father had given him to have life in himself, so that, like any of the ancient prophets, he could vivify others; and that he had given him authority to execute judgment, probably referring to that judgment which he was shortly to execute on this unbelieving nation, and apparently in direct reference to Daniel 7:13, Behold one like the Son of man came with the clouds, etc., a place which the Jews expound of the promised Messiah. In this verse he anticipates an objection, as if they had said: "This cannot be: thou art a man - thou wast born among us." Our Lord answers: Don't marvel at this, Because I am a man - for greater things than these shall be done by me: he who now addresses you, though disguised under the form of a man, shall appear in the great day to be the Judge of quick and dead: by his almighty power, he shall raise all the dead; and, by his unerring wisdom and justice, shall adjudge the wicked to hell, and the righteous to heaven. The first sense, however, of this passage, appears to some the most probable; though they both amount nearly to the same meaning.

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:28

    Marvel not - Do not wonder or be astonished at this.

    The hour is coming - The "time" is approaching or will be.

    All that are in the graves - All the dead, of every age and nation. They are described as "in the graves." Though many have turned to their native dust and perished from human view, yet God sees them, and can regather their remains and raise them up to life. The phrase "all that are in the graves" does not prove that the same particles of matter will be raised up, but it is equivalent to saying "all the dead." See the notes at 1 Corinthians 15:35-38.

    Shall hear his voice - He will restore them to life, and command them to appear before him. This is a most sublime description, and this will be a wonderful display of almighty power. None but God can "see" all the dead, none but he could remould their frames, and none else could command them to return to life.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:28

    5:28 The time is coming - When not two or three, but all shall rise.