The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

John 5

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

2 Now there is in Jerusalem c by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, 1 Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, 2 paralyzed, 3 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, d "Rise, take up your bed and walk."

9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And e that day was the Sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; f 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who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13 But the one who was g healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. h 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 i persecuted Jesus, 4 and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, j "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."

  1. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:2
    Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
    Deuteronomy 16:16
    Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
  2. Cross References
    John 2:13
    Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
  3. Cross References
    Nehemiah 3:1
    Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built as far as the Tower of the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of Hananel.
    Nehemiah 3:32
    And between the upper room at the corner, as far as the Sheep Gate, the goldsmiths and the merchants made repairs.
    Nehemiah 12:39
    And above the Gate of Ephraim, above the Old Gate, above the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped by the Gate of the Prison.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 9:6
    "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins" - then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
    Mark 2:11
    "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
    Luke 5:24
    "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins" - He said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
  5. Cross References
    John 9:14
    Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 20:10
    But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD ...
    Nehemiah 13:19
    So it was, at the gates of Jerusalem, as it beg...
    Jeremiah 17:21
    Thus says the LORD: "Take heed to yourselves, a...
    Jeremiah 17:22
    Nor carry a burden out of your houses on the Sa...
    Matthew 12:2
    And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him...
    Mark 2:24
    And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why do th...
    Luke 6:2
    And some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why ar...
  7. Cross References
    Luke 13:14
    But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.
    Luke 22:51
    But Jesus answered and said, "Permit even this." And He touched his ear and healed him.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 12:45
    "Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation."
    Mark 2:5
    When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you.
    John 8:11
    She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.
  9. Cross References
    Luke 4:29
    And rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff.
    John 8:37
    I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
    John 10:39
    Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
  10. Cross References
    John 9:4
    I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
    John 17:4
    I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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