John 51After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. ▼
▼market: or, gate3In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was healed of whatever disease he had. 5And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith to him, Wilt thou be healed? 7The 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. 8Jesus saith to him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9And immediately the man was healed, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. 10The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, It is the sabbath: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. 11He answered them, He that healed me, the same said to me, Take up thy bed, and walk. 12Then they asked him, What man is that who said to thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? 13And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had withdrawn himself, a multitude being in that place. ▼
▼a multitude...: or, from the multitude that was14Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, thou art cured: sin no more, lest a worse thing come to thee. 15The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, who had healed him. 16And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh until now, and I work. 18Therefore 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. 19Then answered Jesus and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing by himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for whatever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 20For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 21For as the Father raiseth the dead, and giveth life to them ; even so the Son giveth life to whom he will. 22For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment to the Son: 23That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father who hath sent him. 24Verily, verily, I say to you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but hath passed from death to life. 25Verily, verily, I say to 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. 26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation. 30I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me. 31If I bear witness concerning myself, my witness is not true. 32There is another that beareth witness concerning me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth concerning me is true. 33Ye sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth. 34But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye may be saved. 35He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 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 concerning me, that the Father hath sent me. 37And the Father himself, who hath sent me, hath borne witness concerning me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. 38And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. 39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. 41I receive not honour from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44How can ye believe, who receive honour one from another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote concerning me. 47But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
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