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John 5 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:1 - After this there was a Jewish feast, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:2 - Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool called Bethzatha in Aramaic, which has five covered walkways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:3 - A great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:5 - Now a man was there who had been disabled for thirty-eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:6 - When Jesus saw him lying there and when he realized that the man had been disabled a long time already, he said to him, "Do you want to become well?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:7 - The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I am trying to get into the water, someone else goes down there before me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:8 - Jesus said to him, "Stand up! Pick up your mat and walk."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:9 - Immediately the man was healed, and he picked up his mat and started walking. (Now that day was a Sabbath.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:10 - So the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and you are not permitted to carry your mat."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:11 - But he answered them, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:12 - They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up your mat and walk'?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:13 - But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped out, since there was a crowd in that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:14 - After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "Look, you have become well. Don't sin any more, lest anything worse happen to you."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:15 - The man went away and informed the Jewish leaders that Jesus was the one who had made him well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:16 - Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began persecuting him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:17 - So he told them, "My Father is working until now, and I too am working."

Jesus' Equality with God

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:18 - For this reason the Jewish leaders were trying even harder to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was also calling God his own Father, thus making himself equal with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:19 - So Jesus answered them, "I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does, and will show him greater deeds than these, so that you will be amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:21 - For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:22 - Furthermore, the Father does not judge anyone, but has assigned all judgment to the Son,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:23 - so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. The one who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:24 - "I tell you the solemn truth, the one who hears my message and believes the one who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, but has crossed over from death to life.

Two Resurrections

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:25 - I tell you the solemn truth, a time is coming - and is now here - 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, thus he has granted the Son to have life in himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:27 - and he has granted the Son authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:28 - "Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:29 - and will come out - the ones who have done what is good to the resurrection resulting in life, and the ones who have done what is evil to the resurrection resulting in condemnation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:30 - I can do nothing on my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the one who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 - "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - There is another who testifies about me, and I know the testimony he testifies 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 - (I do not accept human testimony, but I say this so that you may be saved.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:35 - He was a lamp that was burning and shining, and you wanted to rejoice greatly for a short time in his light.

Witness of Works

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - "But I have a testimony greater than that from John. For the deeds that the Father has assigned me to complete - the deeds I am now doing - testify about me that the Father has sent me.

Witness of the Father

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - And the Father who sent me has himself testified about me. You people have never heard his voice nor seen his form at any time,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:38 - nor do you have his word residing in you, because you do not believe the one whom he sent.

Witness of the Scripture

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:40 - but you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:41 - "I do not accept praise from people,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:42 - but I know you, that you do not have the love of God within you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:43 - I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:44 - How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:45 - "Do not suppose that I will accuse you before the Father. The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:46 - If you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - But if you do not believe what Moses wrote, how will you believe my words?"
NET Footnotes
The majority of later mss add the following to 5:3: "waiting for the moving of the water. 5:4 For an angel of the Lord went down and stirred up the water at certain times. Whoever first stepped in after the stirring of the water was healed from whatever disease which he suffered."

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