John 5:9

Took up his bed and walked (hre ton krabatton autou kai periepatei). The same distinction in tenses in the same verbs preserved, punctiliar action in hre (first aorist active of airw, took it up at once) and linear act (imperfect active of peripatew, went on walking). The sabbath on that day (sabbaton en ekeinh th hmerai). The first of the violations of the Sabbath rules of the Jews by Jesus in Jerusalem that led to so much bitterness (cf. Acts 9:14 Acts 9:16 ). This controversy will spread to Galilee on Christ's return there ( Mark 2:23-3:6 ; Matthew 12:1-14 ; Luke 6:1-11 ).

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