1Afterthesethings there was 1a feast of the Jews, and Jesuswent up to Jerusalem.
2Now there is in Jerusalem by 2the sheep gate a pool, which is called3in aHebrewbBethesda, havingfiveporticoes.
In theselay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [cwaiting for the moving of the waters;
for an angel of the Lordwentdown at certainseasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever thenfirst, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was madewell from whateverdisease with which he was afflicted.]
A man was there who had beendill for thirty-eightyears.
When Jesussaw him lying there, and knew that he had alreadybeen a longtime in that condition, He said to him, "Do you wish to getwell?"7
The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I havenoman to put me into the poolwhen4the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, anotherstepsdownbefore me."
8Jesussaid to him, "5Get up, pick up your pallet and walk."9Immediately the manbecamewell, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. 6Now it was the Sabbath on that day.