5 1After these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to
2Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool,
which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches.
3In these lay a
multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the
moving of the water.
4for an angel of the Lord went down at
certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first
after the troubling of the waters stepped in was made whole, with whatsoever
disease he was holden.
5And a certain man was there, who had been
thirty and eight years in his infirmity.
6When Jesus saw him lying, and
knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto
him, Wouldest thou be made whole?
7The sick 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 unto him, Arise,
take up thy bed, and walk.
9And straightway the man was made whole, and
took up his bed and walked. Now it was the sabbath on that day.
Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful
for thee to take up thy bed.
11But he answered them, He that made me
whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
him, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
13But he that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed
himself away, a multitude being in the place.
14Afterward Jesus findeth
him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no
more, lest a worse thing befall thee.
15The man went away, and told the
Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.
16And for this cause the
Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.
Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work.
this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not
only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself
equal with God.
19Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth
the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth
in like manner.
20For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all
things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him,
that ye may marvel.
21For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them
life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.
doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son;
23that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that
honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him.
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent
me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of
death into life.
25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh, 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, even so gave
he to the Son also to have life in himself:
27and he gave him authority
to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.
28Marvel not at this:
for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice,
29and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.
30I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is
righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent
31If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he
witnesseth of me is true.
33Ye have sent unto John, and he hath borne
witness unto the truth.
34But the witness which I receive is not from
man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved.
35He was the lamp
that burneth and shineth; and ye were willing to rejoice for a season in his
36But the witness which I have is greater than that of
John; for the works which the Father hath given me to accomplish, the very
works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard
his voice at any time, nor seen his form.
38And ye have not his word
abiding in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not.
39Ye search the
scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are
they which bear witness of me;
40and ye will not come to me, that ye may
41I receive not glory from men.
42But I know you, that ye
have not the love of God in yourselves.
43I am come in my Father's name,
and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will
44How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the
glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?
45Think not that
I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even
Moses, on whom ye have set your hope.
46For if ye believed Moses, ye
would believe me; for he wrote of me.
47But if ye believe not his
writings, how shall ye believe my words?