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Version 0.93.26, 5 September 2022

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John Chapter 5

1After these things, it was the Jews' festival, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is a pool in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate, which is called in Hebraic Bethesda, and it has five colonnades. 3In these a very large number of people who were ill were lying down: the blind, the lame, the wizened, awaiting the movement of the water, 4for an angel would come down into the pool at a certain time and disturb the water. Then the first to go in after the disturbance of the water would be cured of whatever disease he was suffering from. 5There was a certain man there, who had been in an infirm condition for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying down, knowing that he had been like that for a long time now, he said to him, “Do you want to be cured?” 7The infirm man replied to him, “Sir, I do not have anyone to put me in the pool when the water is disturbed. By the time I go, someone else goes down in before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your stretcher, and walk.” 9And immediately the man was cured, and he picked up his stretcher, and walked. However, it was the Sabbath on that day. 10So the Jews said to him who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath. It is not permitted for you to pick up the stretcher.” 11He replied to them, “He who restored my health – he said to me, ‘Pick up your stretcher and walk.’ ” 12So they asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up your stretcher and walk’?” 13But he who had been cured did not know who it was, for Jesus had moved aside, as there was a crowd in the place. 14After these things, Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Look, you have been cured. Don't sin any more, in case something worse happens to you.” 15The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had restored his health. 16And for this reason the Jews kept persecuting Jesus and looking for an opportunity to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, “My father has been working up to now, and I have been working as well.” 18Then on account of this, the Jews looked all the more for an opportunity to kill him, because not only would he break the Sabbath, but he would also say that God was his own father, making himself equal to God. 19So Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the son can do nothing on his own initiative – only if he sees the father doing something. For whatever he does, so the son does in the same manner. 20For the father loves the son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him works greater than these, so that you may be amazed. 21For as the father raises up the dead and makes them alive, so the son for his part makes alive those whom he wishes to, 22because the father does not even judge anyone, but has given all judgment to the son, 23in order that everyone should honour the son, as they honour the father. He who does not honour the son does not honour the father who sent him. 24Truly, truly, I say to you that he who hears my word and believes in him who sent me has age-abiding life, and will not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25Truly, truly, I say to you that the hour is coming, and is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the son of God, and those who hear it will live. 26For as the father has life in himself, so he has granted that the son may also have life in himself, 27and he has given him authority also to execute judgment, because he is the son of man. 28Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in tombs will hear his voice, 29and those who have done good things will go out into the resurrection of life, but those who have done base things to the resurrection of judgment. 30I cannot do anything on my own initiative. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous, for I do not seek my will, but the will of the father who sent me. 31If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is true. 33You have sent inquirers to John, and he has testified to the truth. 34Now I do not accept testimony from men, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35He was the lamp burning and shining, and you were pleased to rejoice in his light for a while. 36But I have a testimony greater than that of John. For the works which the father gave me to complete, those very works which I do witness concerning me that the father has sent me. 37And the father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his appearance, 38and you did not have his word remaining in you, for you don't believe in him whom he sent. 39You examine the scriptures because you think you have age-abiding life in them. Now they are what testify concerning me, 40yet you are not willing to come to me to have life. 41I do not accept glory from men, 42but I know you – I know that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. 43I have come in the name of my father and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe, receiving glory from one another, while you do not seek the glory which is from the only God? 45Do not think that I will accuse you to the father. Moses is the one who is accusing you, in whom you have put your hope. 46For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47But if you do not believe his writings, how can you believe my words?”
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