John 5:3

In these (en tautai). In these five porches. Lay (katekeito). Imperfect middle of katakeimai, to lie down, singular number because plhqo (multitude) is a collective substantive. Withered (xhrwn). Old adjective xhro for dry, wasted as the hand ( Matthew 12:10 ). The oldest and best manuscripts omit what the Textus Receptus adds here "waiting for the moving of the water" (ekdecomenon thn tou udato kinhsin), a Western and Syrian addition to throw light on the word taracqh (is troubled) in verse Matthew 7 .