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John 5 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Healing at Bethesda

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:1 - After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:2 - Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in [fn]Hebrew [fn]Bethesda, having five porticoes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:3 - In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [[fn]waiting for the moving of the waters;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:4 - for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:5 - A man was there who had been [fn]ill for thirty-eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:6 - When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He *said to him, “Do you wish to get well?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:7 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:8 - Jesus *said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:9 - Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:10 - So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:11 - But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:12 - They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:13 - But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:14 - Afterward Jesus *found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:15 - The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:16 - For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:17 - But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.”

Jesus' Equality with God

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:18 - For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:19 - Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever [fn]the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - “For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:21 - “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:22 - “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:23 - so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:24 - “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 out of death into life.

Two Resurrections

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:25 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:26 - “For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:27 - and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is [fn]the Son of Man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:28 - “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:29 - and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:30 - “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 - “If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not [fn]true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - “There is another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.

Witness of John

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:33 - “You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:34 - “But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:35 - “He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for [fn]a while in his light.

Witness of Works

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - “But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.

Witness of the Father

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - “And the Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:38 - “You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.

Witness of the Scripture

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - [fn]You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:40 - and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:41 - “I do not receive glory from men;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:42 - but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:43 - “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:44 - “How can you believe, when you receive [fn]glory from one another and you do not seek the [fn]glory that is from the one and only God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:45 - “Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:46 - “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. Jewish Aramaic
Some early mss read Bethsaida or Bethzatha
Early mss do not contain the remainder of v 3, nor v 4
Literally: in his sickness
Literally: that One
Or, a son of man
I.e. admissible as legal evidence
Literally: an hour
Or, (a command) Search the Scriptures!
Or, honor or fame
See the NASB95 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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