John 5:18
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English Standard Version
This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

King James Bible
Therefore 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.

American Standard Version
For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath, but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.

English Revised Version
For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore 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.

Weymouth New Testament
On this account then the Jews were all the more eager to put Him to death--because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also spoke of God as being in a special sense His Father, thus putting Himself on a level with God.

John 5:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Had broken (ἔλυε)

Literally, was loosing: the imperfect tense. See on He did, John 5:16. Not, broke the Sabbath in any particular case, but was annulling the law and duty of Sabbath observance.

His Father (πατέρα ἴδιον)

Properly, His own Father. So Rev.

John 5:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Jews.

John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why go you about to kill me?

broken.

John 7:22,23 Moses therefore gave to you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses...

Matthew 12:5 Or have you not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

God was.

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.

John 8:54,58 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God...

John 10:30,33 I and my Father are one...

John 14:9,23 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father...

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, said the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd...

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Revelation 21:22,23 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it...

Revelation 22:1,3 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb...

Cross References
John 1:19
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 5:15
The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.

John 5:16
And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working."

John 7:1
After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.

John 10:33
The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God."

John 19:7
The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has made himself the Son of God."

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