John 5:8

8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”

John 5:8 in Other Translations

8 Jesus saith unto him,Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
8 Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk."
8 Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!”
8 Jesus said, "Get up, take your bedroll, start walking."
8 "Get up," Jesus told him, "pick up your bedroll and walk!"

John 5:8 Meaning and Commentary

John 5:8

Jesus saith to him, rise
From thy bed, or couch, on which he lay in one of the porches: and

take up thy bed and walk;
these words were spoken by the same power, as those to Lazarus, which called him out of his grave; as appears from the effect they had upon the man, who was in himself impotent, weak, and helpless.

John 5:8 In-Context

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 “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 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
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 and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 9:5,6; Mark 2:11; Luke 5:24
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