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John 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:1 - After this 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, in Hebrew called Beth-za'tha, which has five porticoes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:3 - In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:4 - Other ancient authorities insert, wholly or in part, starting at the end of verse 3, waiting for the moving of the water; {4} for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:5 - One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:6 - When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?"
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 troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:8 - Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:9 - And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:10 - So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:11 - But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, 'Take up your pallet, and walk.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:12 - They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your pallet, and walk'?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:13 - Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:14 - Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:15 - The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:16 - And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:17 - But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working."

Jesus' Equality with God

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:18 - This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:19 - Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:21 - For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:22 - The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:23 - that all may 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; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

Two Resurrections

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:25 - "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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:26 - For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:27 - and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:28 - Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:29 - and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:30 - "I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 - If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - there is another who bears witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is true.

Witness of John

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:33 - You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:34 - Not that the testimony which I receive is from man; but I say this that you may be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:35 - He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.

Witness of Works

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me witness that the Father has sent me.

Witness of the Father

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:38 - and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has sent.

Witness of the Scripture

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:40 - yet you refuse to come to me 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 that you have not the love of God within you.
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, him you will receive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:44 - How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:45 - Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:46 - If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"
RSV Footnotes
Other ancient authorities insert, wholly or in part, starting at the end of verse 3, [waiting for the moving of the water; {4} for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water; whoever stepped in first after the troubling of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.]

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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