John 5:1-11 NIV

The Healing at the Pool

1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.

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      2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate1 a pool, which in Aramaic2 is called Bethesdaa and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.

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        • a 5:2 - Some manuscripts "Bethzatha"; other manuscripts "Bethsaida"
          3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.b

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            • b 5:3 - Some less important manuscripts "paralyzed--and they waited for the moving of the waters." "4 From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease he had."
              5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
              6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"
              7 "Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me."
              8 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."3

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              9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,4

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              10 and so the Jews5 said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."6

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              11 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "