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John 5:1-17 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After this 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 there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 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 lay a multitude of invalids--blind, lame, and paralyzed. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 6 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?"
7 The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me." 7 "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."
8 Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk." 8 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."
9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,
10 So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed." 10 and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."
11 But he answered them, "The man who healed me, that man said to me, 'Take up your bed, and walk.'" 11 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "
12 They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 12 So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"
13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you." 14 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."
15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working." 17 Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."