John 51 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, and which has five porches. 3 On these lay a great multitude of disabled, blind, lame, and paralysed people, [waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water: whoever then first stepped into the water after the stirring up was cured of whatever disease he had.] 5 And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been a long time in that condition, he said to him, Do you want to be made well? 7 The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up: but while I am coming, another steps down before me. 8 Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your mat, and walk. 9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his mat, and walked: Now that day was the sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to the man who was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your mat. 11 He answered them, He who made me well said to me, Take up your mat, and walk. 12 Then they asked him, What man is it who said to you, Take up your mat, and walk? 13 But the man who was healed did not know who it was: for Jesus had quietly withdrawn while there was a crowd in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you have been made well: sin no more, lest something worse come upon you. 15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16 And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. 17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works even until now, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but also said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing by himself, but only what he sees the Father doing: for whatever things he does, these things the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he is doing: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and gives them life; even so the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who has sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and shall not come into judgment; but has passed from death into life. 25 Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and those who hear shall live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself; so he has granted to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not marvel at this: for the hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 30 I can do nothing by myself: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 31 If I bear witness to myself, my witness is not true. 32 There is another who bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he bears of me is true. 33 You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony I receive is from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved. 35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 36 But I have a greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the very works that I do, these bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father himself, who has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. 38 And you do not have his word abiding in you: for you do not believe him whom he has sent. 39 You search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and it is they that testify of me. 40 Yet you will not come to me, that you might have life. 41 I do not receive honour from men. 42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. 43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. 44 How can you believe, when you receive honour from one another, and do not seek the honour that comes from him who alone is God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one who accuses you, Moses, in whom you trust. 46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe my words?
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