NASB — John 5 — KJV

The Healing at Bethesda

1 After these things there was aa feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

[1] aDt 16:1; Jn 2:13

2 ¶ Now there is in Jerusalem by athe sheep [gate] a pool, which is called bin IHebrew IIBethesda, having five porticoes. 3 In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [[Iwaiting for the moving of the waters; 4 for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]] 5 A man was there who had been Iill for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying [there], and knew that he had already been a long time [in that condition], He *said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” 7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when athe water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus *said to him, aGet up, pick up your pallet and walk.” 9 Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and [began] to walk.

aNow it was the Sabbath on that day. 10 So athe Jews were saying to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, and bit is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.” 11 But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk.’12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up [your pallet] and walk?” 13 But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in [that] place. 14 Afterward Jesus *found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not asin anymore, bso that nothing worse happens to you.” 15 The man went away, and told athe Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16 For this reason athe Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.”

[2] II.e. Jewish Aramaic IISome early mss read Bethsaida or Bethzatha aNe 3:1, 32; 12:39 bJn 19:13, 17, 20; 20:16; Ac 21:40; Rv 9:11; 16:16
[3] IEarly mss do not contain the remainder of v 3, nor v 4
[5] ILit in his sickness
[7] aJn 5:4
[8] aMt 9:6; Mk 2:11; Lk 5:24
[9] aJn 9:14
[10] aJn 1:19; 5:15, 16, 18 bNe 13:19; Jr 17:21f; Mt 12:2; Lk 6:2; Jn 7:23; 9:16
[14] aMk 2:5; Jn 8:11 bEzr 9:14
[15] aJn 1:19; 5:16, 18
[16] aJn 1:19; 5:10, 15, 18

Jesus’ Equality with God

18 For this reason therefore athe Jews bwere seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, cmaking Himself equal with God.

[18] aJn 1:19; 5:15, 16 bJn 5:16; 7:1 cJn 10:33; 19:7

19 ¶ Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, athe Son can do nothing of Himself, unless [it is] something He sees the Father doing; for whatever Ithe Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. 20 aFor the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and [the Father] will show Him bgreater works than these, so that you will marvel. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and agives them life, even so bthe Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22 For not even the Father judges anyone, but aHe has given all judgment to the Son, 23 so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. aHe who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

[19] ILit that One aMt 26:39; Jn 5:30; 6:38; 8:28; 12:49; 14:10
[20] aMt 3:17; Jn 3:35; 2P 1:17 bJn 14:12
[21] aRo 4:17; 8:11 bJn 11:25
[22] aJn 5:27; 9:39; Ac 10:42; 17:31
[23] aLk 10:16; 1 Jn 2:23

24“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and abelieves Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and bdoes not come into judgment, but has cpassed out of death into life.

[24] aJn 3:18; 12:44; 20:31; 1 Jn 5:13 bJn 3:18 c1 Jn 3:14

Two Resurrections

25 Truly, truly, I say to you, aan hour is coming and now is, when bthe dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who chear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He agave to the Son also to have life in Himself; 27 and He gave Him authority to aexecute judgment, because He is I[the] Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for aan hour is coming, in which ball who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; athose who did the good [deeds] to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil [deeds] to a resurrection of judgment.

[25] aJn 4:21, 23; 5:28 bLk 15:24 cJn 6:60; 8:43, 47; 9:27
[26] aJn 1:4; 6:57
[27] IOr a son of man aJn 9:39; Ac 10:42; 17:31
[28] aJn 4:21 bJn 11:24; 1Co 15:52
[29] aDn 12:2; Mt 25:46; Ac 24:15

30aI can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and bMy judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but cthe will of Him who sent Me.

[30] aJn 5:19 bJn 8:16 cJn 4:34; 6:38

31aIf I [alone] testify about Myself, My testimony is not Itrue. 32 There is aanother who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.

[31] II.e. admissible as legal evidence aJn 8:14
[32] aJn 5:37

Witness of John

33 You have sent to John, and he ahas testified to the truth. 34 But athe testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was athe lamp that was burning and was shining and you bwere willing to rejoice for Ia while in his light.

[33] aJn 1:7, 15, 19, 32; 3:26-30
[34] aJn 5:32; 1 Jn 5:9
[35] ILit an hour a2S 21:17; 2P 1:19 bMk 1:5

Witness of Works

36 But the testimony which I have is greater than [the testimony of] John; for athe works which the Father has given Me bto accomplish—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father chas sent Me.

[36] aMt 11:4; Jn 2:23; 10:25, 38; 14:11; 15:24 bJn 4:34 cJn 3:17

Witness of the Father

37 And the Father who sent Me, aHe has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form. 38 You do not have aHis word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He bsent.

[37] aMt 3:17; Mk 1:11; Lk 3:22; 24:27; Jn 8:18; 1 Jn 5:9
[38] a1 Jn 2:14 bJn 3:17

Witness of the Scripture

39 IaYou search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is bthese that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. 41 aI do not receive glory from men; 42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; aif another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44 How can you believe, when you areceive Iglory from one another and you do not seek bthe Iglory that is from cthe [one and] only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is aMoses, in whom you have set your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for ahe wrote about Me. 47 But aif you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

[39] IOr (a command) Search the Scriptures! aJn 7:52; Ro 2:17ff bLk 24:25, 27; Ac 13:27
[41] aJn 5:44; 7:18; 1Th 2:6
[43] aMt 24:5
[44] IOr honor or fame aJn 5:41 bRo 2:29 cJn 17:3; 1Ti 1:17
[45] aJn 9:28; Ro 2:17ff
[46] aLk 24:27
[47] aLk 16:29, 31


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Jesus on the Sabbath day cureth him that was diseased eight and thirty years.

1 ¶ After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep [market] a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that case], he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? 7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. 8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

[1] Ex 23:14; 34:23; Lv 23:2; Dt 16:16; Mt 3:15; Jn 2:13; Ga 4:4.
[2] Ne 3:1; 12:39; Is 22:9, 11.
[3] 1K 13:4; Pv 8:34; Lm 3:26; Zc 11:17; Mt 15:30; Mk 3:1; Lk 7:22; Ro 8:25; Jm 5:7.
[4] 2K 5:10; Ps 119:60; Pv 6:4; 8:17; Ec 9:10; Ezk 47:8; Ho 13:13; Zc 13:1; 14:8; Mt 6:33; 11:12; Lk 13:24; 16:16; 1Co 6:11; 1Jn 1:7.
[5] Mk 9:21; Lk 8:43; 13:16; Jn 5:14; 9:1, 21; Ac 3:2; 4:22; 9:33; 14:8.
[6] Ps 142:3; Is 65:1; Jr 13:27; Lk 18:41; Jn 21:17; He 4:13, 15.
[7] Dt 32:36; Ps 72:12; 142:4; Jn 5:4; Ro 5:6; 1Co 9:24; 2Co 1:8.
[8] Mt 9:6; Mk 2:11; Lk 5:24; Ac 9:34.
[9] Mt 12:10; Mk 1:31, 42; 3:2; 5:29, 41; 10:52; Lk 13:10; Jn 5:10, 14; 7:23; 9:14; Ac 3:7.

The Jews therefore cavil, and persecute him for it.

10 ¶ The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry [thy] bed. 11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. 12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? 13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in [that] place. 14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. 16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

[10] Ex 20:8; 31:12; Ne 13:15; Is 58:13; Jr 17:21, 27; Mt 12:2; Mk 2:24; 3:4; Lk 6:2; 13:14; 23:56.
[11] Mk 2:9; Jn 9:16.
[12] Jg 6:29; 1S 14:38; Mt 21:23; Ro 10:2.
[13] Lk 4:30; 24:31; Jn 8:59; 14:9.
[14] Lv 7:12; 26:23, 27; 2Ch 28:22; Ezr 9:13; Ne 9:28; Ps 9:13; 27:6; 66:13; 107:20; 116:12; 118:18; Is 38:20, 22; Mt 12:45; Jn 5:5; 8:11; 1P 4:3; Rv 2:21.
[15] Mk 1:45; Jn 4:29; 5:12; 9:11, 15, 25, 30, 34.
[16] Mt 12:13; Mk 3:6; Lk 6:11; Jn 5:13; 7:19, 25; 10:39; 15:20; Ac 9:4.

He answereth for himself, and reproveth them, shewing by the testimony of his Father,

17 ¶ But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20 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. 21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. 31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

[17] Gn 2:1; Ps 65:6; Is 40:26; Mt 10:29; Jn 9:4; 14:10; Ac 14:17; 17:28; 1Co 12:6; Col 1:16; He 1:3.
[18] Zc 13:7; Mt 12:5; Jn 5:23; 7:19, 22; 8:54, 58; 10:30, 33; 14:9, 23; Php 2:6; Rv 21:22; 22:1, 3.
[19] Gn 1:1, 26; Ex 4:11; Ps 27:14; 50:6; 138:3; Pv 2:6; Is 44:24; 45:24; Jr 17:10; Lk 21:15; Jn 2:19; 3:3; 5:21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30; 8:28; 9:4; 10:18; 11:25; 12:49; 14:10, 16, 20; Ac 2:24; Ro 6:4; 8:11; 1Co 15:12; 2Co 4:14; 5:10; 12:9; Ep 1:18; 2:5; 3:16; Php 3:21; 4:13; Col 1:11, 16; 1Th 4:14; 1P 3:18; Rv 2:23.
[20] Pv 8:22; Mt 3:17; 11:27; 17:5; Lk 10:22; Jn 1:18; 3:35; 5:21, 25, 29; 10:32; 12:45; 15:15; 17:26; 2P 1:17.
[21] Dt 32:39; 1K 17:21; 2K 4:32; 5:7; Lk 7:14; 8:54; Jn 11:25, 43; 17:2; Ac 26:8; Ro 4:17.
[22] Ps 9:7; 50:3; 96:13; 98:9; Ec 11:9; 12:14; Mt 11:27; 16:27; 25:31; 28:18; Jn 3:35; 5:27; 17:2; Ac 10:42; 17:31; Ro 2:16; 14:10; 2Co 5:10; 2Th 1:7; 2Ti 4:1; 1P 4:5; Rv 20:11.
[23] Ps 2:12; 146:3; Is 42:8; 43:10, 11; 44:6; 45:15, 21; Jr 17:5; Zc 9:9; Mt 10:37; 11:27; 12:21; 22:37; 28:19; Lk 12:8; Jn 14:1; 15:23; 16:14; 17:10; Ro 1:7; 6:22; 8:9; 14:7; 15:12; 1Co 1:3; 6:19; 10:31; 16:22; 2Co 1:9; 5:14, 19; 13:14; Ep 1:12; 6:24; 1Th 3:11; 2Th 2:16; 2Ti 1:12; Tit 2:13, 14; 3:4; He 1:6; 2P 1:1; 3:18; 1Jn 2:23; 2Jn 1:9; Rv 5:8.
[24] Mk 16:16; Jn 3:16, 18, 36; 6:40, 47; 8:51; 10:27; 11:26; 12:44; 20:31; Ro 8:1, 16, 28, 33; 10:11; 1Th 5:9; 2Th 2:13; 1P 1:5, 21; 1Jn 3:14; 5:1, 11.
[25] Lk 9:60; 15:24, 32; Jn 4:23; 5:21, 28; 13:1; 17:1; Ro 6:4; Ep 2:1, 5; 5:14; Col 2:13; Rv 3:1.
[26] Ex 3:14; Ps 36:9; 90:2; Jr 10:10; Jn 1:4; 4:10; 7:37; 8:51; 11:26; 14:6, 19; 17:2; Ac 17:25; 1Co 15:45; Col 3:3; 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; 1Jn 1:1; Rv 7:17; 21:6; 22:1, 17.
[27] Ps 2:6; 110:1, 6; Dn 7:13; Jn 5:22; Ac 10:42; 17:31; 1Co 15:25; Ep 1:20; Php 2:7; He 2:7; 1P 3:22.
[28] Jb 19:25; Is 26:19; Ezk 37:1; Ho 13:14; Jn 3:7; 5:20; 6:39; 11:25; Ac 3:12; 1Co 15:22, 42; Php 3:21; 1Th 4:14; Rv 20:12.
[29] Dn 12:2; Mt 25:31; Lk 14:14; Ac 24:15; Ro 2:6; Ga 6:8; 1Ti 6:18; He 13:16; 1P 3:11.
[30] Gn 18:25; Ps 40:7; 96:13; Is 11:3; Ho 10:7; Mt 26:39; Jn 4:34; 5:19; 6:38; 8:15, 28, 42, 50; 14:10; 17:4; 18:11; Ro 2:2, 5; 15:3.
[31] Pv 27:2; Jn 8:13, 54; Rv 3:14.

of John,

32There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. 33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

[32] Mt 3:17; 17:5; Mk 1:11; Lk 3:22; Jn 1:33; 5:36; 8:17; 12:28, 50; 1Jn 5:6.
[33] Jn 1:6, 15, 19, 29; 3:26.
[34] Lk 13:34; 19:10, 41; 24:47; Jn 5:41; 8:54; 20:31; Ro 3:3; 10:1, 21; 12:21; 1Co 9:22; 1Ti 2:3; 4:16.
[35] Ezk 33:31; Mt 3:5; 11:7, 11; 13:20; 21:26; Mk 6:20; Lk 1:15, 76; 7:28; Jn 1:7; 6:66; Ga 4:15; 2P 1:19.

of his works,

36But I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. 38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

[36] Mt 11:4; Jn 3:2; 5:32; 9:30; 10:25, 37; 11:37; 14:10; 15:24; 17:4; Ac 2:22; 1Jn 5:9, 11.
[37] Ex 20:19; Dt 4:12; Mt 3:17; 17:5; Jn 1:18; 5:32; 6:27; 8:18; 14:9; 15:24; 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; 1Jn 1:1; 4:12, 20.
[38] Dt 6:6; Jsh 1:8; Ps 119:11; Pv 2:1; 7:1; Is 49:7; 53:1; Jn 1:11; 3:18; 5:42, 43, 46; 8:37, 46; 12:44; 15:7; Col 3:16; Jm 1:21; 1Jn 2:14.

and of the Scriptures, who he is.

39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that [cometh] from God only? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

[39] Dt 11:18; 17:18; 18:15, 18; 32:47; Jsh 1:8; Ps 1:2; 16:11; 21:4; 36:9; 119:11, 97; 133:3; Pv 6:23; 8:33; Is 8:20; 34:16; Jr 8:9; Dn 12:2; Mt 19:16; 22:29; Mk 12:10; Lk 10:25; 16:29, 31; 24:27, 44; Jn 1:45; 5:32, 36, 46; 7:52; Ac 8:32; 17:11; 26:22, 27; Ro 1:2; 3:2; Col 3:16; 2Ti 3:14; He 11:16, 35; 1P 1:10; 2P 1:19; Rv 19:10.
[40] Ps 81:11; Is 49:7; 50:2; 53:1; Mt 22:3; 23:37; Jn 1:11; 3:19; 5:44; 6:27, 37, 40, 68; 7:37; 8:45; 11:25; 12:37; Ro 6:23; 1Jn 5:11; Rv 22:17.
[41] Jn 5:34; 6:15; 7:18; 8:50, 54; 1Th 2:6; 1P 2:21; 2P 1:17.
[42] Lk 16:15; Jn 1:47; 2:25; 5:44; 8:42, 47, 55; 15:23; 21:17; Ro 8:7; He 4:12; 1Jn 2:15; 3:17; 4:20; Rv 2:23.
[43] Ezk 23:21; Mt 24:5, 24; Jn 3:16; 6:38; 8:28; 10:25; 12:28; 17:4; Ac 5:36; 21:38; He 5:4.
[44] 1S 2:30; 2Ch 6:8; Jr 13:23; Mt 23:5; 25:21; Lk 19:17; Jn 3:20; 8:43; 12:43; Ro 2:7, 10, 29; 8:7; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 10:18; Ga 5:19; Php 2:3; He 3:12; Jm 2:1; 1P 1:7.
[45] Mt 19:7; Jn 7:19; 8:5, 9; 9:28; Ro 2:12, 17; 3:19; 7:9; 10:5; 2Co 3:7; Ga 3:10.
[46] Gn 3:15; 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 28:14; 49:10; Nu 21:8; 24:17; Dt 18:15, 18; Jn 1:45; Ac 26:22; Ro 10:4; Ga 2:19; 3:10, 13, 24; 4:21; He 7:1.
[47] Lk 16:29, 31.


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