The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath
After a this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus b went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is in Jerusalem c by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
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.
Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
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?"
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."
Jesus said to him, d "Rise, take up your bed and walk."
And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And e that day was the Sabbath.
The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; f it is not lawful for you to carry your bed."
He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.' "
Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?"
But the one who was g healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.
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."
The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
For this reason the Jews i persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.
But Jesus answered them, j "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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.
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.
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
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.
And between the upper room at the corner, as far as the Sheep Gate, the goldsmiths and the merchants made repairs.
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.
"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."
"I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
"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."
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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.
But Jesus answered and said, "Permit even this." And He touched his ear and healed him.
"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."
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you.
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.
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.
I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.