2Now there is in Jerusalem by 1the sheep gate a pool, which is called2in 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 poolwhen3the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, anotherstepsdownbefore me."
8Jesussaid to him, "4Get up, pick up your pallet and walk."9Immediately the manbecamewell, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. 5Now it was the Sabbath on that day.
10So6the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, "It is the Sabbath, and 7it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet."
But he answered them, "He who made me well was the one who said to me, 'Pick up your pallet and walk.'"
They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up your pallet and walk '?"