Jesus Heals an Impotent Man on the Sabbath
Interwoven Gospels

After these things, there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheepgate, a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches. In these were lying a multitude of sick, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For it was said that an angel from time to time descended into the pool and agitated the water. Whosoever then first entered in after the agitation of the water, was Made well of whatever disease he had.

Now a certain man was there who had suffered with his infirmity thirty-eight years. Jesus seeing this man lying there and knowing that he hath been already a long time thus, saith to him, "Dost thou wish to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man, when the water hath been agitated, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another goeth down before me." Jesus saith to him, "Arise, take up thy couch and walk."

And immediately the man was made well, and took up his couch and walked. Now on that day was a Sabbath. Therefore the religious leaders said to him that had been cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to carry the couch." But he answered them, "He who made me well, the same said to me, 'Take up thy couch and walk." They asked him, "Who is the Man that said to thee, 'Take it up and walk?' But he who had been healed knew not Who it was; for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in the place. After these things, Jesus findeth him in the temple, and saith to him, "Behold, thou hast been made well; sin no more, lest something worse befall thee." The man went away and told the religious leaders that it was Jesus who made him well.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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