Thu, 26 April 2018
JOHN 5: 1 After this 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 a certain time 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 in that condition a long time, He said to him, â€œDo you want to be made well?â€
7 The sick man answered Him, â€œSir, 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.â€
8 Jesus said to him, â€œRise, take up your bed and walk.â€ 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, â€œIt is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.â€
11 He answered them, â€œHe who made me well said to me, â€˜Take up your bed and walk.â€™â€
12 Then they asked him, â€œWho is the Man who said to you, â€˜Take up your bed and walkâ€™?â€ 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, â€œSee, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.â€
15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.