The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

John 5

1 After this there was a o feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2 Now there is in Jerusalem by p the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic 1 called Bethesda, 2 which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids - blind, lame, and q paralyzed. 3 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 7 The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me." 8 Jesus said to him, r "Get up, take up your bed, and walk."

9 r And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. s Now that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and t it is not lawful for you to take up your bed." 11 But he answered them, "The man who healed me, that man said to me, 'Take up your bed, and walk.'" 12 They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for u Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! v Sin no more, w that nothing worse may happen to you." 15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16 And this was why the Jews x were persecuting Jesus, y because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working."

  1. Cross References
    John 6:4
    Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.
  2. Cross References
    Nehemiah 3:1
    Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors. They consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel.
    Nehemiah 3:32
    And between the upper chamber of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants repaired.
    Nehemiah 12:39
    And above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Gate of Yeshanah, and by the Fish Gate and the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate; and they came to a halt at the Gate of the Guard.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 12:10
    And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" - so that they might accuse him.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 9:6 - 7
    But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" - he then said to the paralytic - "Rise, pick up your bed and go home.
    Mark 2:9
    Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk'?
    Mark 2:11 - 12
    "I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home."
    Luke 5:24 - 25
    But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" - he said to the man who was paralyzed - "I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.
  5. Cross References
    John 5:8
    Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk.
  6. Cross References
    John 9:14
    Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
  7. Cross References
    Exodus 20:10
    But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord yo...
    Nehemiah 13:19
    As soon as it began to grow dark at the gates o...
    Jeremiah 17:21 - 22
    Thus says the Lord : Take care for the sake of ...
    John 7:23
    If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, ...
    John 9:16
    Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not fr...
    Matthew 12:2
    But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him...
    Mark 2:24
    And the Pharisees were saying to him, "Look, wh...
    Mark 3:4
    And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabba...
    Luke 6:2
    But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you do...
    Luke 13:14
    But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant becau...
  8. Cross References
    John 6:15
    Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
  9. Cross References
    John 8:11
    She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more." ]]
  10. Cross References
    Ezra 9:14
    Shall we break your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?
  11. Cross References
    John 15:20
    Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
    Acts 9:4 - 5
    And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?
  12. Cross References
    John 7:23
    If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well?
    John 9:16
    Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there was a division among them.
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