John 5:16
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New International Version
So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him.

New Living Translation
So the Jewish leaders began harassing Jesus for breaking the Sabbath rules.

English Standard Version
And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Berean Study Bible
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And because of this, the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

King James Bible
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the Jews began persecuting Jesus because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

International Standard Version
So the Jewish leaders began persecuting Jesus, because he kept doing such things on the Sabbath.

NET Bible
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began persecuting him.

New Heart English Bible
For this cause the Jewish leaders persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And because of this, the Jews were persecuting Yeshua and were seeking to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews began to persecute Jesus because he kept healing people on the day of worship.

New American Standard 1977
And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And for this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill him: because he had done these things on a sabbath.

King James 2000 Bible
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

American King James Version
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

American Standard Version
And for this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

Darby Bible Translation
And for this the Jews persecuted Jesus [and sought to kill him], because he had done these things on sabbath.

English Revised Version
And for this cause did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath.

Weymouth New Testament
and on this account the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath.

World English Bible
For this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

Young's Literal Translation
and because of this were the Jews persecuting Jesus, and seeking to kill him, because these things he was doing on a sabbath.
Study Bible
The Father and the Son
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. 17But Jesus answered them, “To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working.”…
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 5:15
And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them, "To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working."

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.

John 7:21
Jesus answered them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished.
Treasury of Scripture

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

persecute.

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater …

Acts 9:4,5 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

and sought.

John 5:13 And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed …

John 7:19,20,25 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? …

John 10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

Matthew 12:13 Then said he to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched …

Mark 3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the …

Luke 6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another …

(16) The words, "and sought to slay Him," should be omitted. They have been inserted in some MSS. to explain the first clause of John 5:18. For "He had done," read He was doing. The word is in the imperfect tense, expressing continuance or custom. It is either that from this one instance they generalise a law of practice to justify their persecution, or that some of the earlier unrecorded miracles were also performed on the Sabbath. (Comp. Luke 6:1-11.)

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus,.... With their tongues, reproaching and reviling him, as a sabbath breaker, a destroyer of the law, and a sinful wicked man:

and sought to slay him; either in a violent way, by setting the zealots, a sort of ruffians under the pretence of religion, upon him; or rather in a judicial way, summoning him before the sanhedrim, in order to condemn him to death for the breach of the sabbath, which by the law of Moses was punishable with death:

because he had done these things on the sabbath day; because he had cured the man of his disease, under which he had laboured eight and thirty years, and had ordered him to take up his bed, and walk home with it on his back on the sabbath day. This drew upon him their resentment to such a degree, that they not only persecuted him with their tongues, but sought to take away his life. Nothing would satisfy them but his blood. 16. because he had done these things on the sabbath day—What to these hypocritical religionists was the doing of the most glorious and beneficent miracles, compared with the atrocity of doing them on the sabbath day! Having given them this handle, on purpose to raise the first public controversy with them, and thus open a fitting opportunity of laying His claims before them, He rises at once to the whole height of them, in a statement which for grandeur and terseness exceeds almost anything that ever afterwards fell from Him, at least to His enemies.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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