John 5
King James 2000

Healing at the Pool of Bethesda

1After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

3In these lay a great multitude of invalid folk, of blind, lame, paralyzed, 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 whatsoever disease he had.

5And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

6When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been now a long time in that condition, he said unto him, Will you be made whole?

7The invalid 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 your bed, and walk.

9And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and that same day was the sabbath.

10The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.

11He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed, and walk.

12Then asked they him, What man is that who said unto you, Take up your bed, and walk?

13And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had taken himself away, a multitude being in that place.

14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you.

15The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, who had made him whole.

The Father and the Son Are Equal

16And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

17But Jesus answered them, My Father works still, and I work.

18Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

19Then answered Jesus 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 whatsoever things he does, these also does the Son likewise.

20For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

21For as the Father raises up the dead, and gives them life; even so the Son gives life to whom he will.

22For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:

23That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father who has sent him.

Life and Judgment Are Through the Son

24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, 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 given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.

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.

Witnesses About Jesus

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.

33You sent unto John, and he bore witness unto the truth.

34But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.

35He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

36But I have greater witness 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. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.

38And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him you believe not.

39Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

40And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

41I receive not honor from men.

42But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.

43I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

44How can you believe, who receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

45Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.

46For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

47But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?

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