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1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.
2 Now in Jerusalem near the sheep-market there is a public bath which in Hebrew is named Beth-zatha. It has five doorways. 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 In these doorways there were a great number of people with different diseases: some unable to see, some without the power of walking, some with wasted bodies. 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 One man was there who had been ill 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 there on the floor it was clear to him that he had been now a long time in that condition, and so he said to the man, Is it your desire 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 The ill man said in answer, Sir, I have nobody to put me into the bath when the water is moving; and while I am on the way down some other person gets in before me. 7 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."
8 Jesus said to him, Get up, take your bed and go. 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 the man became well straight away, and took up his bed and went. Now that day was the Sabbath. 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 made well, It is the Sabbath; and it is against the law for you to take up your bed. 10 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "
11 He said to them, But he who made me well, said to me, Take up your bed and go. 11 So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"
12 Then they put to him the question: Who is the man who said to you, Take it up and go? 12 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
13 Now he who had been made well had no knowledge who it was, Jesus having gone away because of the number of people who were in that place. 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 After a time Jesus came across him in the Temple and said to him, See, you are well and strong; do no more sin for fear a worse thing comes to you. 14 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
15 The man went away and said to the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 15 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
16 And for this reason the Jews were turned against Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 16 Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."
17 But his answer was: My Father is still working even now, and so I am working. 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 For this cause the Jews had an even greater desire to put Jesus to death, because not only did he not keep the Sabbath but he said God was his Father, so 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 So Jesus made answer and said, Truly I say to you, The Son is not able to do anything himself; he is able to do only what he sees the Father doing; whatever the Father does the Son does it in the same way. 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 has love for the Son and lets him see everything which he does: and he will let him see greater works than these so that you may be full of wonder. 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 In the same way, as the Father gives life to the dead, even so the Son gives life to those to whom he is pleased to give it. 21 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son,
22 The Father is not the judge of men, but he has given all decisions into the hands of the 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 all men may give honour to the Son even as they give honour to the Father. He who gives no honour to the Son gives no honour to 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 Truly I say to you, The man whose ears are open to my word and who has faith in him who sent me, has eternal life; he will not be judged, but has come 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 Truly I say to you, The time is coming, it has even now come, when the voice of the Son of God will come to the ears of the dead, and those hearing it will have life. 25 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
26 For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the 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 be 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 Do not be surprised at this: for the time is coming when his voice will come to all who are in the place of the dead, 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 come out; those who have done good, into the new life; and those who have done evil, to be judged. 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 Of myself I am unable to do anything: as the voice comes to me so I give a decision: and my decision is right because I have no desire to do what is pleasing to myself, but only what is pleasing to him who sent me. 30 "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.
31 If I gave witness about myself, my witness would not be true. 31 There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is valid.
32 There is another who gives witness about me and I am certain that the witness he gives about me is true. 32 "You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth.
33 You sent to John and he gave true witness. 33 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved.
34 But I have no need of a man's witness: I only say these things so that you may have salvation. 34 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
35 He was a burning and shining light, and for a time you were ready to be happy in his light. 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 the witness which I have is greater than that of John: the work which the Father has given me to do, the very work which I am now doing, is a witness 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 who sent me has given witness about me. Not one of you has ever given ear to his voice; his form you have not seen. 37 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.
38 And you have not kept his word in your hearts, because you have not faith in him whom he has 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 make search in the holy Writings, in the belief that through them you get eternal life; and it is those Writings which give witness about me. 39 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
40 And still you have no desire to come to me so that you may have life. 40 "I do not accept praise from men,
41 I do not take honour from men; 41 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
42 But I have knowledge of you that you have no love for God in your hearts. 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 in my Father's name, and your hearts are not open to me. If another comes with no other authority but himself, you will give him your approval. 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 How is it possible for you to have faith while you take honour one from another and have no desire for the honour which comes from the only God? 44 "But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.
45 Put out of your minds the thought that I will say things against you to the Father: the one who says things against you is Moses, on whom you put your hopes. 45 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.
46 If you had belief in Moses you would have belief in me; for his writings are about me. 46 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?"
47 If you have no belief in his writings, how will you have belief in my words? 47