John 5

Chapter 5

5:2  Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

market a pool

Or, gate, Nehemiah 3:1 ; 12:39

5:3  In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

waiting for

The Sinai MS. omits "waiting for the moving of the water." and all of John 5:4 .

5:4  For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

For See margin ref. (See Scofield "John 5:3")

angel See note, (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

5:14  Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

5:18  Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

his Father

(Greek - biblarivdion ," his own Father). The Jews understood perfectly that Jesus was claiming to be God. Cf. John 10:33 .

5:31  If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.


Cf. John 8:14 . In John 5:31 our Lord, defending His Messianic claims before Jews who denied those claims, accepts the biblical rule of evidence, which required "two witnesses" ; John 8:17 ; Numbers 35:30 ; Deuteronomy 17:6 . A paraphrase of verse John 5:31 would be: "If I bear witness of myself ye will say my witness is not true." Cf. John 8:14 .

5:34  But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

5:37  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

seen Cf.

(See Scofield "John 1:18") .