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JOHN · Chapter 5
5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he says unto him, Will you be made whole?
5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.
5:8 Jesus says unto him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.
5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up your bed, and walk.
5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto you, Take up your bed, and walk?
5:13 And he that was healed know not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
5:14 Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you.
5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.
5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things whatsoever he does, these also does the Son likewise.
5:20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that all of you may marvel.
5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and replenishes life to them; even so the Son gives life to whom he will.
5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:
5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.
5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.
5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
5:32 There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.
5:33 All of you sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that all of you might be saved.
5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and all of you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.
5:37 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. All of you have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
5:38 And all of you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him all of you believe not.
5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them all of you think all of you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
5:40 And all of you will not come to me, that all of you might have life.
5:41 I receive not honour from men.
5:42 But I know you, that all of you have not the love of God in you.
5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and all of you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him all of you will receive.
5:44 How can all of you believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that comes from God only?
5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom all of you trust.
5:46 For had all of you believed Moses, all of you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.
5:47 But if all of you believe not his writings, how shall all of you believe my words?
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