John 5:3
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New International Version
Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.

New Living Translation
Crowds of sick people--blind, lame, or paralyzed--lay on the porches.

English Standard Version
In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.

Berean Study Bible
On these walkways lay a great number of the sick, the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed.

Berean Literal Bible
In these were lying a multitude of those ailing, blind, lame, paralyzed.

New American Standard Bible
In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, waiting for the moving of the waters;

King James Bible
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Within these lay a large number of the sick--blind, lame, and paralyzed --waiting for the moving of the water,

International Standard Version
and under these a large number of sick people were lying—blind, lame, or paralyzed—waiting for the movement of the water.

NET Bible
A great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in these many people were lying who were ill, blind, crippled, cancerous, and they were awaiting the moving of the water;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Under these porches a large number of sick people-people who were blind, lame, or paralyzed-used to lie.

New American Standard 1977
In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters;

Jubilee Bible 2000
In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

King James 2000 Bible
In these lay a great multitude of invalid folk, of blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.

American King James Version
In these lay a great multitude of weak folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

American Standard Version
In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, of withered; waiting for the moving of the water.

Darby Bible Translation
In these lay a multitude of sick, blind, lame, withered, [awaiting the moving of the water.

English Revised Version
In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered.

Webster's Bible Translation
In these lay a great multitude of impotent persons, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Weymouth New Testament
In these there used to lie a great number of sick persons, and of people who were blind or lame or paralyzed.

World English Bible
In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;

Young's Literal Translation
in these were lying a great multitude of the ailing, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-9 We are all by nature impotent folk in spiritual things, blind, halt, and withered; but full provision is made for our cure, if we attend to it. An angel went down, and troubled the water; and what disease soever it was, this water cured it, but only he that first stepped in had benefit. This teaches us to be careful, that we let not a season slip which may never return. The man had lost the use of his limbs thirty-eight years. Shall we, who perhaps for many years have scarcely known what it has been to be a day sick, complain of one wearisome night, when many others, better than we, have scarcely known what it has been to be a day well? Christ singled this one out from the rest. Those long in affliction, may comfort themselves that God keeps account how long. Observe, this man speaks of the unkindness of those about him, without any peevish reflections. As we should be thankful, so we should be patient. Our Lord Jesus cures him, though he neither asked nor thought of it. Arise, and walk. God's command, Turn and live; Make ye a new heart; no more supposes power in us without the grace of God, his distinguishing grace, than this command supposed such power in the impotent man: it was by the power of Christ, and he must have all the glory. What a joyful surprise to the poor cripple, to find himself of a sudden so easy, so strong, so able to help himself! The proof of spiritual cure, is our rising and walking. Has Christ healed our spiritual diseases, let us go wherever he sends us, and take up whatever he lays upon us; and walk before him.
Study Bible
The Pool of Bethesda
2Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool with five covered colonnades, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda. 3On these walkways lay a great number of the sick, the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed.
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

John 5:2
Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool with five covered colonnades, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda.

John 5:4
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
Treasury of Scripture

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