John 5

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now in Jerusalem there is a pool by the sheep gate, which in Hebrew is called, Bethesda, having five porches. 3In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and troubled the water; whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatever disease he had. 5And a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he said unto him, Dost thou desire to be made whole? 7The impotent 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 steps down before me. 8Jesus said unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9And immediately the man was made whole and took up his bed and walked, and on that day was the sabbath. 10The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day; it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. 11He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed and walk. 12Then they asked him, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up thy bed and walk? 13And he that was healed did not know who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole; sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 15The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole. 16And for this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill him: because he had done these things on a sabbath.

17But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work. 18Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 19Then Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself but what he sees the Father do; for all that he does, this also the Son does together with him. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all the things that he does, and he will show him greater works than these that ye may marvel. 21For as the Father raises up the dead and gives them life; even so the Son gives life unto whom he will. 22For the Father judges no man but has committed all judgment unto the Son 23that everyone should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who has sent him. 24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word and believes him that sent me has eternal life and shall not come into judgment but has passed from death unto life. 25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour shall come, 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 has life in himself, so has he given to the Son to have life in himself 27and has also given him power and authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of man. 28Marvel not at this, for an hour shall come when all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29and those that have done good shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but those that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment. 30I can of my own self do nothing; as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me.

31If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32There is another that bears witness of me, and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true. 33Ye sent unto John, and he bore witness unto the truth. 34But I receive not testimony from man, but I say these things that ye might be saved. 35He was a burning and a shining light, and ye were willing to rejoice for one hour in his light. 36But I have greater testimony than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father himself, who has sent me, has borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his appearance. 38And ye do not have his word abiding in you; for whom he has sent, him ye do not believe. 39Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are those who testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41I do not receive glory from men. 42But I know you that ye have not the love of God in you. 43I have come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not; if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44How can ye believe, who take glory one from another, and seek not the glory that comes only from God? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me. 47But if ye do not believe his writings, how shall ye believe my words?