Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 5:21
- Quickeneth whom he will (ouv telei zwopoiei).
- Present active indicative of zwopoiew (from zwopoiov, making alive), common in Paul (1 Corinthians 15:45, etc.). As yet, so far as we know, Jesus had not raised the dead, but he claims the power to do it on a par with the power of the Father. The raising of the son of the widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17) is not far ahead, followed by the message to the Baptist which speaks of this same power (Luke 7:22; Matthew 11:5), and the raising of Jairus' daughter (Matthew 9:18,22-26). Jesus exercises this power on those "whom he wills." Christ has power to quicken both body and soul.