And immediately the man was made whole
As soon as ever the words were spoken by Christ, such power went with them, as restored the man to perfect health; and he finding himself to be quite well, rose up directly:
and took up his bed and walked;
which may be expressive of a sinner's rising from the bed of sin, and taking up the cross, or carrying the body of sin and death with him; and walking by faith in Christ, as he has received him:
and on the same day was the sabbath;
which is remarked, for the sake of what follows.