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1 Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.
2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 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 Crowds of sick people -- blind, lame, or paralyzed -- lay on the porches. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
4 * [No text] 4 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
5 One of the men lying there 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 him and knew how long he had been ill, he asked him, "Would you like to get 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 "I can't, sir," the sick man said, "for I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I am trying to get there, someone else always gets in ahead of me." 7 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."
8 Jesus told him, "Stand up, pick up your sleeping 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 Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up the mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the 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 Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, "You can't work on the Sabbath! It's illegal to carry that sleeping mat!" 10 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "
11 He replied, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Pick up your sleeping mat and walk.'" 11 So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"
12 "Who said such a thing as that?" they demanded. 12 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
13 The man didn't know, for Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. 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 But afterward Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, "Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may 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 went to find the Jewish leaders and told them it was Jesus who had healed him. 15 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
16 So the Jewish leaders began harassing Jesus for breaking the Sabbath rules. 16 Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."
17 But Jesus replied, "My Father never stops working, so why should I?" 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 So the Jewish leaders tried all the more to kill him. In addition to disobeying the Sabbath rules, he had spoken of God as his Father, thereby 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 Jesus replied, "I assure you, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also 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 For the Father loves the Son and tells him everything he is doing, and the Son will do far greater things than healing this man. You will be astonished at what he does. 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 He will even raise from the dead anyone he wants to, just as the Father does. 21 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,
22 And the Father leaves all judgment to his Son, 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 everyone will honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. But if you refuse to honor the Son, then you are certainly not honoring 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 assure you, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into 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 "And I assure you that the time is coming, in fact it is here, when the dead will hear my voice -- the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live. 25 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
26 The Father has life in himself, and he has granted his Son to have life in himself. 26 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
27 And he has given him authority to judge all mankind 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 so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God's Son, " 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 and they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to judgment. 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 But I do nothing without consulting the Father. I judge as I am told. And my judgment is absolutely just, because it is according to the will of God who sent me; it is not merely my own." 30 "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.
31 "If I were to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid. 31 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
32 But someone else is also testifying about me, and I can assure you that everything he says about me is true. 32 "You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
33 In fact, you sent messengers to listen to John the Baptist, and he preached the truth. 33 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
34 But the best testimony about me is not from a man, though I have reminded you about John's testimony so you might be saved. 34 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
35 John shone brightly for a while, and you benefited and rejoiced. 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 greater witness than John -- my teachings and my miracles. They have been assigned to me by the Father, and they testify that the Father has 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 has also testified about me. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face, 37 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
38 and you do not have his message in your hearts, because you do not believe me -- the one he sent to you. 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 search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! 39 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
40 Yet you refuse to come to me so that I can give you this eternal life." 40 "I do not accept praise from men,
41 "Your approval or disapproval means nothing to me, 41 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
42 because I know you don't have God's love within 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 For I have come to you representing my Father, and you refuse to welcome me, even though you readily accept others who represent only themselves. 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 No wonder you can't believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don't care about the honor that comes from God alone." 44 "But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
45 "Yet it is not I who will accuse you of this before the Father. Moses will accuse you! Yes, Moses, on whom you set your hopes. 45 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
46 But if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me because he wrote about me. 46 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"
47 And since you don't believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?" 47