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John 5:4

Overview - John 5
Jesus on the sabbath day cures him that was diseased eight and thirty years.
10 The Jews therefore cavil, and persecute him for it.
17 He answers for himself, and reproves them, shewing by the testimony of his Father,
31 of John,
36 of his works,
39 and of the scriptures, who he is.
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John 5:4  (King James Version)
For an angel went down at a certain season 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.
 


whosoever
The sanative property of this pool has been supposed by some to have been communicated by the blood of the sacrifices, and others have referred it to the mineral properties of the waters
But, 1. The beasts for sacrifice were not washed here, but in a laver in the temple
2. No natural property could cure all manner of diseases
3. The cure only extended to the first who entered
4. It took place only at one particular time
5. As the healing was effected by immersion, it must have been instantaneous; and it was never failing in it effects. All which, not being observed in medicinal waters, determine the cures to have been miraculous, as expressly stated in the text.

first
Psalms 119:60 ; Proverbs 6:4 ; 8:17 Ecclesiastes 9:10 ; Hosea 13:13 ; Matthew 6:33 ; 11:12
Luke 13:24-28 ; 16:16

was made
2 Kings 5:10-14 ; Ezekiel 47:8 ; Zechariah 13:1 ; 14:8 1 Corinthians 6:11 ; 1 John 1:7