John 5:1

The Healing at the Pool

1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.

John 5:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
ESV
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
NLT
1 Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days.
MSG
1 Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem.
CSB
1 After this, a Jewish festival took place, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

John 5:1 Meaning and Commentary

John 5:1

After this there was a feast of the Jews
After Christ had been in Samaria, which was four months ago, ( John 4:35 ) , and had been in Galilee for that time, and had cured the nobleman's son, and had done other mighty works, the time came on for one of the three festivals of the Jews; either the feast of Pentecost, as some think; or as others, the feast of tabernacles; or rather, the feast of the passover, so called, in ( John 4:45 ) since John is very particular, in giving an account of the several passovers, in Christ's ministry:

and Jesus went up to Jerusalem;
according to the law of God, which obliged all the males to appear there at that time; and to show his compliance with it, and obedience to it, whom it became to fulfil all righteousness; and this he did also, that he might have an opportunity of discoursing, and doing his miracles before all the people, which came at this time, from the several parts of the land.

John 5:1 In-Context

1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.
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 Here a great number of disabled people used to lieā€”the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.