John 5:15
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New International Version
The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.

New Living Translation
Then the man went and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had healed him.

English Standard Version
The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.

Berean Study Bible
And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

Berean Literal Bible
The man went away and told the Jews that Jesus is the One having made him well.

New American Standard Bible
The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

King James Bible
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The man went and reported to the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

International Standard Version
The man went off and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.

NET Bible
The man went away and informed the Jewish leaders that Jesus was the one who had made him well.

New Heart English Bible
The man went away, and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that man departed and said to the Jews that Yeshua was the one who had healed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man went back to the Jews and told them that Jesus was the man who had made him well.

New American Standard 1977
The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

King James 2000 Bible
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, who had made him whole.

American King James Version
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

American Standard Version
The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The man went his way, and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

Darby Bible Translation
The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

English Revised Version
The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus which had made him whole.

Webster's Bible Translation
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.

Weymouth New Testament
The man went and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had restored him to health;

World English Bible
The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

Young's Literal Translation
The man went away, and told the Jews that it is Jesus who made him whole,
Study Bible
The Pool of Bethesda
14Afterward, Jesus found the man in the temple and said to him, “See, you have been restored. Stop sinning, or something worse may happen to you.” 15And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him.…
Cross References
John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 5:10
so the Jews said to the man who was healed, "This is the Sabbath! It is unlawful for you to carry your mat."

John 5:16
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him.

John 5:18
Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
Treasury of Scripture

The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

and told.

John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not …

John 9:11,12 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed …

Mark 1:45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad …

which.

John 5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said to you, Take up …

John 9:15,25,30,34 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. …

(15) The man departed, and told the Jews.--We are not told what reason underlay his report to the Jews. It is natural that he should give the answer which he could not give before (John 5:13), and that he should wish to secure himself from the charge of Sabbath-breaking by supplying his authority. The narrative does not suggest that he did this in a tone of defiance, which has been found here from a remembrance of John 9, still less that he used his new strength immediately to bring a charge against the Giver of it. The impression is rather, that he felt that this power came from a prophet sent by God, and that he told this to those who were God's representatives to the nation, supposing that they would recognise Him too.

Verses 15, 16. - The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole. Therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, (and sought to slay him ), because he was doing these things on the sabbath. The motive of the man may have been one of gratitude, or may have arisen from a sense of duty, seeing that he had not answered the question of the Jews, and had been himself charged with doing the unlawful thing (Weiss). He may have sought to win from his interlocutors some reverence for his Healer; but everything points the other way. He was a loveless being; he seems to have been nettled by the charge and warning he had just received, and went with the name of his Benefactor on his lips to those who in his hearing had already condemned the Saviour's conduct. The connection is close between the two facts, viz. the man's eager implication of his Healer in the responsibility of his own act, which was said by "the Jews" to be unlawful; and the course of cruel persecution and deadly hate which was there and then inaugurated against the Saviour of the world. The sixteenth verse represents a course of conduct on the part of the Jews which led to open conflict with the dominant party. Christ's view of the sabbath lay, indeed, in the heart of the old Law, and was even recognized by some of the wisest and noblest spirits of Judaism; but it ran counter to the current traditionary interpretation, and cut as with a sharp sabre through the knots and entanglement of the schools. It was the unpardonable sin that ideas and rules which sustained and fed the authority of the hierarchical party should be swept away as valueless and perilous accumulations, and as fungoid encrustations upon the Law of Moses. Weiss justly remarks that there is no colour for the charge that the fourth evangelist antedated the sabbath controversy, for Mark (Mark 3:6) shows that it had already commenced in Galilee. In John 4:1-3 we see that the Pharisaic party distrusted Jesus; here we see that the authorities are in arms against him. The man departed,.... From Christ, and from the temple, not through displeasure, or as resenting what was said to him, but as highly delighted that he had found his kind benefactor and physician; and went either to Bethesda, where the miracle was wrought, and where a multitude of people were, and where he might expect to find some of the persons that had questioned him about carrying his bed, and who it was that bid him do it; or rather to the sanhedrim; see John 5:33 compared with John 1:19;

and told the Jews; the members of that great council, the chief priests, "scribes", and elders, whose business it was to judge of a prophet, and of anyone that should set up for the Messiah:

that it was Jesus; of Nazareth, of whom so much talk was about his doctrines and miracles, and who was thought to be the Messiah:

which had made him whole; this he did, not out of any ill will to Christ, with any bad design upon him, to impeach and accuse him as a violator of the sabbath, for what he had said and done to him; for this would have been most ungrateful, and even barbarous, brutish, and diabolical; but with a good intention, that Jesus might have the glory of the cure, and that others of his fellow creatures in distress might know where, and from whom to have relief; and chiefly that the sanhedrim might be induced hereby to believe that Jesus was the Messiah, and to declare and patronize him as such: and that his end was good, is clear from this, that he does not say it was Jesus that bid him take up his bed and walk, which was what the Jews cavilled at, not caring to hear of the cure; but that made him whole: he observes the miracle to them with a grateful spirit, to the honour of his physician, and that he might be thought to be what he really was. 15. The man departed, and told, etc.—little thinking how unwelcome his grateful and eager testimony would be. "The darkness received not the light which was pouring its rays upon it" (Joh 1:5, 11) [Olshausen].5:10-16 Those eased of the punishment of sin, are in danger of returning to sin, when the terror and restraint are over, unless Divine grace dries up the fountain. The misery believers are made whole from, warns us to sin no more, having felt the smart of sin. This is the voice of every providence, Go, and sin no more. Christ saw it necessary to give this caution; for it is common for people, when sick, to promise much; when newly recovered, to perform only something; but after awhile to forget all. Christ spoke of the wrath to come, which is beyond compare worse than the many hours, nay, weeks and years of pain, some wicked men have to suffer in consequence of their unlawful indulgences. And if such afflictions are severe, how dreadful will be the everlasting punishment of the wicked!
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