1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew,
Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the
moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at certain times 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 there 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 throw me into the pool when the
water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another goes down before me.
8 Jesus said to him, Rise up, take up your bed and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day
was the Sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, It is the Sabbath; 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13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a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, Behold, you have been
made well. Sin no more, that a worse thing not 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 persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had
done these things on the Sabbath.
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.
18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the
Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son is not able to
do anything from Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son
also does likewise.
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He
will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life, even so the Son gives life to whom He wills.
22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,
23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the
Son does not honor the Father who has sent Him.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My Word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death unto life.
25 Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the
voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.
26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in
27 and has also given Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will
hear His voice
29 and come forth; those who have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and those
who have practiced evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.
30 I am able to do nothing from Myself. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just,
because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
31 If I bear witness concerning Myself, My testimony is not true.
32 There is another who bears witness concerning Me, and I know that the testimony
which He witnesses concerning Me is true.
33 You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
34 Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be
35 He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in
36 But I have a greater testimony than John's; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
37 And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard
His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
38 And you do not have His Word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do
39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are
they which bear witness of Me.
40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
41 I do not receive honor from men.
42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.
43 I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me. If another comes in his
own name, him you will receive.
44 How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from God only?
45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you;
Moses, in whom you have hoped.
46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?