John 5:5
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New International Version
One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

New Living Translation
One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years.

English Standard Version
One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

Berean Study Bible
One man there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

Berean Literal Bible
And a certain man was there, himself being thirty and eight years in infirmity.

New American Standard Bible
A man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.

King James Bible
And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One man was there who had been sick for 38 years.

International Standard Version
One particular man was there who had been ill for 38 years.

NET Bible
Now a man was there who had been disabled for thirty-eight years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But a certain man was there who had been diseased for thirty eight years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One man, who had been sick for 38 years, was lying there.

New American Standard 1977
And a certain man was there, who had been thirty-eight years in his sickness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.

King James 2000 Bible
And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

American King James Version
And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

American Standard Version
And a certain man was there, who had been thirty and eight years in his infirmity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was a certain man there, that had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity.

Darby Bible Translation
But there was a certain man there who had been suffering under his infirmity thirty and eight years.

English Revised Version
And a certain man was there, which had been thirty and eight years in his infirmity.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

Weymouth New Testament
And there was one man there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

World English Bible
A certain man was there, who had been sick for thirty-eight years.

Young's Literal Translation
and there was a certain man there being in ailment thirty and eight years,
Study Bible
The Pool of Bethesda
5One man there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6Jesus saw him lying there and realized he had already been there a long time. “Do you want to get well?” He asked.…
Word Study

A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

(a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

Thirty. The decade of treis; thirty.

And, even, also, namely.

Eight. A primary numeral; "eight".

A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

From asthenes; feebleness; by implication, malady; morally, frailty.

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.
Cross References
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.

John 5:6
Jesus saw him lying there and realized he had already been there a long time. "Do you want to get well?" He asked.
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