John 5:3-14 NIV

3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.a

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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."1

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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,2

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      10 and so the Jews3 said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."4

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      11 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "
      12 So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"
      13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
      14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning5 or something worse may happen to you."

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