John 5:1-24 New King James Version

The Healing at the Pool

5 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2  Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3  In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4  For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5  Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6  When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" 7  The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me." 8  Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." 9  And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. 10  The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed." 11  He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.'" 12  Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13  But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14  Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." 15  The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16  For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.

17  But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working." 18  Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

The Authority of the Son

19  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20  For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. 21  For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22  For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, 23  that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. 24  "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

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