John 5:9
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New International Version
At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,

King James Bible
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately the man became well, and took up his couch and walked: and on that day was sabbath.

World English Bible
Immediately, the man was made well, and took up his mat and walked. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately the man became whole, and he took up his couch, and was walking, and it was a sabbath on that day,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The same day was the sabbath - Mr. Toynard supposes that this miracle was wrought on the 11th of Nisan, the sabbath before the passover, which was celebrated the 14th of Nisan, or 28th of March. But why did our Lord command this man to carry his bed on the sabbath, as the law prohibited all servile work, and especially the carrying of burthens? See Exodus 20:8; Jeremiah 17:21; Nehemiah 13:15. To this it may be answered,

1. The man was a poor man, and if he had left his bed he might have lost it; and he could not have conveniently watched it till the next morning.

2. Christ showed by this that he was Lord of the sabbath: see Matthew 12:8.

3. This was not contrary to the spirit of the law: the sabbath was made to honor God in, and this was a public monument of his power and goodness.

4. It was consistent with the wisdom of Christ to do his miracles so that they might be seen and known by a multitude of people, and especially in Jerusalem, which was the capital of the country, and the center of the Jewish religion; and this very circumstance of the healed man carrying his bed on the sabbath day must call the attention of many to this matter, and cause the miracle to be more generally known.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

immediately.

John 5:14 Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come to you.

Mark 1:31,42 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them...

Mark 5:29,41,42 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague...

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you whole. And immediately he received his sight...

Acts 3:7,8 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength...

and on.

John 5:10-12 The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed...

John 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me...

John 9:14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

Matthew 12:10-13 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days...

Mark 3:2-4 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him...

Luke 13:10-16 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath...

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Conversion
TEXT: "And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven."--Matt. 18:3. Jesus Christ was the world's greatest teacher and preacher. Multitudes followed him because he taught them, not as the scribes, but as one having authority. He came to them with the deepest truth of God, but couched in such familiar expressions, and told in such a fascinating way, that all men heard him and went their way rejoicing that so
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

September 29 Evening
What things soever the Father doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.--JOHN 5:19. The Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.--I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.--My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Them that are sanctified by God the Father.--He that sanctifieth and they who are
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

December 23 Evening
God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.--I JOHN 5:11. As the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.--I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. I lay
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Sunday after Easter
Text: First John 5, 4-12. 4 For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith. 5 And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. 7 And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is the truth. 8 For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Isaiah 35:6
Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Jeremiah 17:21
This is what the LORD says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem.

John 7:23
Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man's whole body on the Sabbath?

John 9:14
Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.

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