h[See ver. 8 above]
au[See ver. 25 above]
bi[See ver. 34 above]

John 5

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

1After this there was a a  feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2Now there is in Jerusalem by b  the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic
Or Hebrew
called Bethesda
Some manuscripts Bethsaida
which has five roofed colonnades.
3In these lay a multitude of invalidsblind, lame, and e  paralyzed.
Some manuscripts insert, wholly or in part, waiting for the moving of the water; 4for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water: whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had
5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, g  Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9 h  And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

i  Now that day was the Sabbath.
10So the Jews
The Greek word Ioudaioi refers specifically here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, who opposed Jesus in that time; also verses 15, 16, 18
said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and k  it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.”
11But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, Take up your bed, and walk.’ 12They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for l  Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, See, you are well! m  Sin no more n  that nothing worse may happen to you.” 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews o  were persecuting Jesus p  because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, My Father is working until now, and I am working.”

Jesus Is Equal with God

18This was why the Jews q  were seeking all the more to kill him, r  because not only was he s  breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God t  his own Father, u  making himself equal with God.

The Authority of the Son

19So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you v  the Son w  can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father
Greek he
does, that the Son does likewise.
20For y  the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And z  greater works than these will he show him, so that aa  you may marvel. 21For as the Father ab  raises the dead and ac  gives them life, so ad  also the Son gives life ae  to whom he will. 22 af  The Father judges no one, but ag  has given all judgment to the Son, 23that all may honor the Son, just as they ah  honor the Father. ai  Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24Truly, truly, I say to you aj  whoever hears my word and ak  believes him who sent me has eternal life. He al  does not come into judgment, but am  has passed from death to life.

25Truly, truly, I say to you an  an hour is coming, and is now here, when ao  the dead will hear ap  the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear aq  will live. 26 ar  For as the Father has life in himself as  so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27And he at  has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. 28Do not marvel at this, for au  an hour is coming when av  all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29and come out, aw  those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Witnesses to Jesus

30 ax  I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and ay  my judgment is just, because az  I seek not my own will ba  but the will of him who sent me. 31 bb  If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is bc  another who bears witness about me, and bd  I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. 33 be  You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34Not that bf  the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35He was a burning and bg  shining lamp, and bh  you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36But bi  the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For bj  the works that the Father has given me bk  to accomplish, the very works that I am doing bl  bear witness about me that bm  the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me bn  has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard bo  his form you have never seen, 38and bp  you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. 39 bq  You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and br  it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet bs  you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41 bt  I do not receive glory from people. 42But bu  I know that you do not have bv  the love of God within you. 43I have come bw  in my Father’s name, and bx  you do not receive me. by  If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and bz  do not seek the glory that comes from ca  the only God? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, cb  on whom you have set your hope. 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for cc  he wrote of me. 47But cd  if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”

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