THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John 5 ©
1 Christ goes again to Jerusalem at the feast, and there heals on the sabbath a man who had lain sick thirty-eight years at the pool of Bethesda. 8 Who at Christ’s command carries away his bed, and being reproved for it by the Jews, appeals to Christ. 16 Wherefore the Jews seek to put Christ to death, as One Who broke the sabbath, and made Himself equal to God. 19 Christ defends His action, and testifies that He is like unto His Father in all His workings, as there are, giving life. 22 Judgments. 23 Receiving Divine honor. 24 Saving. 25 Raising from the dead. 31 Further appeals to the testimony of His Father. 33 Of John. 36 And of His miracles. 38 Reproves the Jews’ unbelief. 39 And directs them to the searching of the Scriptures. 45 Even the very writings of Moses.
AFTER this there was 1a feasta of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is at Jerusalem by the 2sheep market a 3pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue 4Bethesda, having five 5porches.
In these lay a great multitude of impotentb folk, of blind, halt, 6withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a 7certain 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.
And a certain man was there, which had an 8infirmity thirty and eight years.
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
he impotentc man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Jesus saith unto him, Rise,d9take up thy bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: ande on the same day was the sabbath.
¶The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, Itf is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had 10conveyed himself away, 11a multitude being in that place.
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sing no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
¶But Jesus answered them, 12Myh Father worketh hitherto,i and I work.
Thereforej the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had 13broken the sabbath, but said also that God was 14his Father, making himself equal with God.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Thek Son can do nothing 15of himself, but 16what he seeth the Father do: forl what things soever 17he doeth, 18these also doeth the Son likewise.
For the Father loveth the Son, and 19shewethm him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him 20greater works than 21these, 22that ye may marvel.
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
For the Father 23judgeth no man, butn hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. Heo that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Verily,p verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, 24hath everlasting life, and shall not comeq into 25condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, 26The hour is coming, and now is, whenr27the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that 28hear shall 29live.
For as the Father hath 30life in himself; so hath he 31given to the Son to have life in himself;
And hath given him authority to execute 32judgment also, 33because he is the Son of man.
34Marvel not at this: for the hour 35is coming, ins the which all that are in the graves shall hear 36his voice,
Andt shall come forth; they 37that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection 38of damnation.
I can 39of mine own self do nothing: as I 40hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; becauseu I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Ifv41I bear witness of myself, my witness is 42not true.
¶There isw43another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Yex sent unto John, and he bare witness 44unto the truth.
But I receive not testimony 45from man: but these things I say, 46that ye might be saved.
He was a burning and a 47shining light: and ye were willing for a 48season to rejoice 49in his light.
¶Buty I have greater witness than that of John: forz50the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
Andaa the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne 51witness of me. 52Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, norab seen his shape.
And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
¶ 53Searchac the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have 54eternal life: and theyad are they which testify of me.
And ye will not come 55to me, that ye might have life.
I receive not 56honour from men.
But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
I am come 57in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if 58another shall come 59in his own name, him ye will receive.
Howae can ye believe, which 60receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh 61from God only?
Do not think that I will 62accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even 63Moses, 64in whom ye trust.
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: foraf he wrote of me.
But if ye believe not 65his writings, how shall ye believe my 66words?