After this there was a 1feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is in Jerusalem by 2the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.
In these lay a multitude of invalids--blind, lame, and 3paralyzed.
One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?"
The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me."
Jesus said to him, 4"Get up, take up your bed, and walk."
5And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. 6Now that day was the Sabbath.
So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and 7it is not lawful for you to take up your bed."