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1 Later Jesus went to Jerusalem for a special Jewish feast. 1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.
2 In Jerusalem there is a pool with five covered porches, which is called Bethzathan in the Jewish language. This pool is near the Sheep Gate. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.
3 Many sick people were lying on the porches beside the pool. Some were blind, some were crippled, and some were paralyzed. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
4 4 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
5 A man was lying there who had been sick for thirty-eight years. 5 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?"
6 When Jesus saw the man and knew that he had been sick for such a long time, Jesus asked him, "Do you want to be well?" 6 "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."
7 The sick man answered, "Sir, there is no one to help me get into the pool when the water starts moving. While I am coming to the water, someone else always gets in before me." 7 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."
8 Then Jesus said, "Stand up. Pick up your mat and walk." 8 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,
9 And immediately the man was well; he picked up his mat and began to walk. The day this happened was a Sabbath day. 9 and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."
10 So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "Today is the Sabbath. It is against our law for you to carry your mat on the Sabbath day." 10 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "
11 But he answered, "The man who made me well told me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.'" 11 So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"
12 Then they asked him, "Who is the man who told you to pick up your mat and walk?" 12 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
13 But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, because there were many people in that place, and Jesus had left. 13 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."
14 Later, Jesus found the man at the Temple and said to him, "See, you are well now. Stop sinning so that something worse does not happen to you." 14 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
15 Then the man left and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well. 15 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
16 Because Jesus was doing this on the Sabbath day, the Jews began to persecute him. 16 Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."
17 But Jesus said to them, "My Father never stops working, and so I keep working, too." 17 For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
18 This made the Jews try still harder to kill him. They said, "First Jesus was breaking the law about the Sabbath day. Now he says that God is his own Father, making himself equal with God!" 18 Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
19 But Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing alone. The Son does only what he sees the Father doing, because the Son does whatever the Father does. 19 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.
20 The Father loves the Son and shows the Son all the things he himself does. But the Father will show the Son even greater things than this so that you can all be amazed. 20 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
21 Just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to those he wants to. 21 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,
22 In fact, the Father judges no one, but he has given the Son power to do all the judging 22 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
23 so that all people will honor the Son as much as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 23 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears what I say and believes in the One who sent me has eternal life. That person will not be judged guilty but has already left death and entered life. 24 I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
25 I tell you the truth, the time is coming and is already here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will have life. 25 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
26 Life comes from the Father himself, and he has allowed the Son to have life in himself as well. 26 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
27 And the Father has given the Son the power to judge, because he is the Son of Man. 27 "Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice
28 Don't be surprised at this: A time is coming when all who are dead and in their graves will hear his voice. 28 and come out--those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.
29 Then they will come out of their graves. Those who did good will rise and have life forever, but those who did evil will rise to be judged guilty. 29 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
30 "I can do nothing alone. I judge only the way I am told, so my judgment is fair. I don't try to please myself, but I try to please the One who sent me. 30 "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.
31 "If only I tell people about myself, what I say is not true. 31 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
32 But there is another who tells about me, and I know that the things he says about me are true. 32 "You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
33 "You have sent people to John, and he has told you the truth. 33 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
34 It is not that I accept such human telling; I tell you this so you can be saved. 34 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
35 John was like a burning and shining lamp, and you were happy to enjoy his light for a while. 35 "I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.
36 "But I have a proof about myself that is greater than that of John. The things I do, which are the things my Father gave me to do, prove that the Father sent me. 36 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,
37 And the Father himself who sent me has given proof about me. You have never heard his voice or seen what he looks like. 37 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
38 His teaching does not live in you, because you don't believe in the One the Father sent. 38 You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,
39 You carefully study the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. They do in fact tell about me, 39 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
40 but you refuse to come to me to have that life. 40 "I do not accept praise from men,
41 "I don't need praise from people. 41 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
42 But I know you -- I know that you don't have God's love in you. 42 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
43 I have come from my Father and speak for him, but you don't accept me. But when another person comes, speaking only for himself, you will accept him. 43 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God ?
44 You try to get praise from each other, but you do not try to get the praise that comes from the only God. So how can you believe? 44 "But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
45 Don't think that I will stand before the Father and say you are wrong. The one who says you are wrong is Moses, the one you hoped would save you. 45 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
46 If you really believed Moses, you would believe me, because Moses wrote about me. 46 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"
47 But if you don't believe what Moses wrote, how can you believe what I say?" 47