Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.
|SERMONS, ESSAYS AND OPINIONS|
In John 11:25, Jesus is speaking to Martha, the sister of the dead Lazarus. Jesus reveals to her, that He is the one who gives life, and later in the chapter he actually raises Lazarus from death (John 11:43). The theme "I am" follows on from other examples in the Gospel of John including when Jesus states "I am the bread of life" in John 6:35 and "I am the good shepherd" in John 10:11.
Jesus' revelation about himself - "I am"
- John 6:35 - "I am the bread of life"
- John 8:12 - "I am the light of the world"
- John 8:58 - "I AM"
- John 10:9 - "I am the gate"
- John 10:11 - "I am the good shepherd"
- John 14:6 - "I am the way, the truth and the life"
- John 15:1 - "I am the true vine"
|Hebrew||ויאמר אליה ישוע אנכי התקומה והחיים המאמין בי יחיה גם כי ימות׃|
|Greek||ειπεν αυτη ο ιησους εγω ειμι η αναστασις και η ζωη ο πιστευων εις εμε καν αποθανη ζησεται|
|Latin||Dixit ei Jesus : Ego sum resurrectio et vita : qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit, vivet :|
|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:|
|WEB||Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.|