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1Jesus on the sabbath day cures him that was diseased eight and thirty years.
10The Jews therefore cavil, and persecute him for it.
17He answers for himself, and reproves them, shewing by the testimony of his Father,
31of John,
36of his works,
39and of the scriptures, who he is.
 
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Chapter 5

Verse 1
After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


2:13; Exodus 23:14-17; 34:23; Leviticus 23:2-4; Deuteronomy 16:16; Matthew 3:15; Galatians 4:4

Verse 2
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
market
or, gate.
Nehemiah 3:1; 12:39
pool
Isaiah 22:9,11
Bethesda
The supposed remains of the pool of Bethesda are situated on the east of Jerusalem, contiguous on one side to St. Stephen's gate, and on the other to the area of the temple. Maundrell states that, "it is 120 paces long, and forty broad, and at least eight deep, but void of water. At its west end it discovers some old arches, now damned up. These some will have to be porches, in which sat that multitude of lame, halt, and blind. But it is not likely, for instead of five, there are but three."

Verse 3
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
of blind
Matthew 15:30; Luke 7:22
withered
1 Kings 13:4; Zechariah 11:17; Mark 3:1-4
waiting
Proverbs 8:34; Lamentations 3:26; Romans 8:25; James 5:7

Verse 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.
whosoever
The sanative property of this pool has been supposed by some to have been communicated by the blood of the sacrifices, and others have referred it to the mineral properties of the waters. But, 1. The beasts for sacrifice were not washed here, but in a laver in the temple. 2. No natural property could cure all manner of diseases. 3. The cure only extended to the first who entered. 4. It took place only at one particular time. 5. As the healing was effected by immersion, it must have been instantaneous; and it was never failing in it effects. All which, not being observed in medicinal waters, determine the cures to have been miraculous, as expressly stated in the text.
first
Psalms 119:60; Proverbs 6:4; 8:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Hosea 13:13; Matthew 6:33; 11:12; Luke 13:24-28; 16:16
was made
2 Kings 5:10-14; Ezekiel 47:8; Zechariah 13:1; 14:8; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 John 1:7

Verse 5
And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
thirty
14; 9:1,21; Mark 9:21; Luke 8:43; 13:16; Acts 3:2; 4:22; 9:33; 14:8

Verse 6
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
and knew
21:17; Psalms 142:3; Hebrews 4:13,15
Wilt
Isaiah 65:1; Jeremiah 13:27; Luke 18:41

Verse 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 steppeth down before me.
I have
Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalms 72:12; 142:4; Romans 5:6; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
before
4; 1 Corinthians 9:24

Verse 8
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Matthew 9:6; Mark 2:11; Luke 5:24; Acts 9:34

Verse 9
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
immediately
14; Mark 1:31,42; 5:29,41,42; 10:52; Acts 3:7,8
and on
10-12; 7:23; 9:14; Matthew 12:10-13; Mark 3:2-4; Luke 13:10-16

Verse 10
The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
it is not
Exodus 20:8-11; 31:12-17; Nehemiah 13:15-21; Isaiah 58:13; Jeremiah 17:21,27; Matthew 12:2-8; Mark 2:24; 3:4; Luke 6:2; 13:14; 23:56

Verse 11
He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
9:16; Mark 2:9-11

Verse 12
Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
What
Judges 6:29; 1 Samuel 14:38; Matthew 21:23; Romans 10:2

Verse 13
And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
he that
14:9
had
8:59; Luke 4:30; 24:31
a multitude being
or, from the multitude that was.

Verse 14
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
in the
Leviticus 7:12; Psalms 9:13; 27:6; 66:13-15; 107:20-22; 116:12-19; 118:18; Isaiah 38:20,22
sin
8:11; Ezra 9:13,14; Nehemiah 9:28; 1 Peter 4:3
lest
5; Leviticus 26:23,24,27; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Matthew 12:45; Revelation 2:21-23

Verse 15
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
and told
4:29; 9:11,12; Mark 1:45
which
12; 9:15,25,30,34

Verse 16
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
persecute
15:20; Acts 9:4,5
and sought
13; 7:19,20,25; 10:39; Matthew 12:13; Mark 3:6; Luke 6:11

Verse 17
But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
My
9:4; 14:10; Genesis 2:1,2; Psalms 65:6; Isaiah 40:26; Matthew 10:29; Acts 14:17; 17:28; 1 Corinthians 12:6; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:3

Verse 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.
the Jews
7:19
broken
7:22,23; Matthew 12:5
God was
23; 8:54,58; 10:30,33; 14:9,23; Zechariah 13:7; Philippians 2:6; Revelation 21:22,23; Revelation 22:1,3

Verse 19
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Verily
24,25; 3:3
The Son
30; 8:28; 9:4; 12:49; 14:10,20
for
14:16-23; Genesis 1:1,26; Isaiah 44:24; Colossians 1:16
Compare
with
Psalms 50:6; 2 Corinthians 5:10; John 2:19; 10:18
with
Acts 2:24; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:12; 1 Peter 3:18
and
21,25,26
with
Ephesians 1:18,19; 2:5
and
28,29; 11:25,26
with
Romans 8:11; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Psalms 27:14; 138:3; Isaiah 45:24
with
2 Corinthians 12:9,10; Ephesians 3:16; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11; Exodus 4:11; Proverbs 2:6
with
Luke 21:15; Jeremiah 17:10
with
Revelation 2:23

Verse 20
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
the Father
3:35; 17:26; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; 2 Peter 1:17
and sheweth
1:18; 10:32; 15:15; Proverbs 8:22-31; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22
greater
21,25,29; 12:45-47

Verse 21
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
as
Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Kings 17:21; 2 Kings 4:32-35; 5:7; Acts 26:8; Romans 4:17-19
even
11:25,43,44; 17:2; Luke 7:14,15; 8:54,55

Verse 22
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
27; 3:35; 17:2; Psalms 9:7,8; 50:3-6; 96:13; 98:9; Ecclesiastes 11:9; 12:14; Matthew 11:27; Matthew 16:27; 25:31-46; 28:18; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Romans 2:16; 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5; Revelation 20:11,12

Verse 23
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
all men
14:1; Psalms 146:3-5; Jeremiah 17:5-7; Matthew 12:21; Romans 15:12; 2 Corinthians 1:9; Ephesians 1:12,13; 2 Timothy 1:12; *marg:; Psalms 2:12; Isaiah 42:8; 43:10; 44:6; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17; Hebrews 1:6; 2 Peter 3:18; Revelation 5:8-14; Matthew 10:37; 22:37,38; 1 Corinthians 16:22; Ephesians 6:24; Luke 12:8,9; Romans 6:22; 14:7-9; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 10:31; 2 Corinthians 5:14,19; Titus 2:14; Isaiah 43:11; 45:15,21; Zechariah 9:9; Titus 2:13; 3:4-6; 2 Peter 1:1
He that
15:23,24; 16:14; 17:10; Matthew 11:27; Romans 8:9; 1 John 2:23; 2 John 1:9

Verse 24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
He that
3:16,18,36; 6:40,47; 8:51; 11:26; 12:44; 20:31; Mark 16:16; Romans 10:11-13; 1 Peter 1:21; 1 John 5:1,11-13
and shall not
10:27-30; Romans 8:1,16,17,28-30,33,34; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14; 1 Peter 1:5
but
1 John 3:14

Verse 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.
The hour
4:23; 13:1; 17:1
when
21,28; Luke 9:60; 15:24,32; Romans 6:4; Ephesians 2:1,5; 5:14; Colossians 2:13; Revelation 3:1

Verse 26
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
hath life
Exodus 3:14; Psalms 36:9; 90:2; Jeremiah 10:10; Acts 17:25; 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16
so hath
1:4; 4:10; 7:37,38; 8:51; 11:26; 14:6,19; 17:2,3; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Colossians 3:3,4; 1 John 1:1-3; Revelation 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17

Verse 27
And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
hath
22; Psalms 2:6-9; 110:1,2,6; Acts 10:42; 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Ephesians 1:20-23; 1 Peter 3:22
because
Daniel 7:13,14; Philippians 2:7-11; Hebrews 2:7-9
the Son
This appears to be a direct reference to Da 7:13, which the Jews interpret of the Messiah.

Verse 28
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
Marvel
20; 3:7; Acts 3:12
for
6:39,40; 11:25; Job 19:25,26; Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:1-10; Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:22,42-54; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Revelation 20:12

Verse 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.
come
Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 24:15
done good
Luke 14:14; Romans 2:6-10; Galatians 6:8-10; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Peter 3:11

Verse 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 hath sent me.
can
19; 8:28,42; 14:10
I judge
8:15,16; Genesis 18:25; Psalms 96:13; Isaiah 11:3,4; Romans 2:2,5
because
4:34; 6:38; 8:50; 17:4; 18:11; Psalms 40:7,8; Matthew 26:39; Romans 15:3; Hosea 10:7-10

Verse 31
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
8:13,14,54; Proverbs 27:2; Revelation 3:14

Verse 32
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
is another
36,37; 1:33; 8:17,18; 12:28-30; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22; 1 John 5:6-9
and I
12:50

Verse 33
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
sent
1:19-27
he
1:6-8,15-18,29-34; 3:26-36

Verse 34
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
I receive
41; 8:54
that
20:31; Luke 13:34; 19:10,41,42; 24:47; Romans 3:3; 10:1,21; 12:21; 1 Corinthians 9:22; 1 Timothy 2:3,4; 4:16

Verse 35
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
was
1:7,8; Matthew 11:11; Luke 1:15-17,76,77; 7:28; 2 Peter 1:19
and ye
6:66; Ezekiel 33:31; Matthew 3:5-7; 11:7-9; 13:20,21; 21:26; Mark 6:20; Galatians 4:15,16

Verse 36
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
I have
32; 1 John 5:9,11,12
the works
3:2; 9:30-33; 10:25,37,38; 11:37; 14:10,11; 15:24; 17:4; Acts 2:22; Matthew 11:4

Verse 37
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
borne
6:27; 8:18; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; 32
Ye have
1:18; 14:9; 15:24; Exodus 20:19; Deuteronomy 4:12; 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16; 1 John 1:1,2; 1 John 4:12,20

Verse 38
And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
ye have
42,46,47; 8:37,46,47; 15:7; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Joshua 1:8; Psalms 119:11; Proverbs 2:1,2; Proverbs 7:1,2; Colossians 3:16; James 1:21,22; 1 John 2:14
for
43; 1:11; 3:18-21; 12:44-48; Isaiah 49:7; 53:1-3

Verse 39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Search
46; 7:52; Deuteronomy 11:18-20; 17:18,19; Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:2; 119:11,97-99; Proverbs 6:23; 8:33,34; Isaiah 8:20; 34:16; Jeremiah 8:9; Matthew 22:29; Mark 12:10; Luke 16:29,31; Acts 8:32-35; 17:11; Romans 3:2; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
ye think
Deuteronomy 32:47; Psalms 16:11; 21:4; 36:9; 133:3; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 19:16-20; Luke 10:25-29; Hebrews 11:16,35
they which
32,36; 1:45; Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Acts 26:22,23,27; Romans 1:2; 1 Peter 1:10,11; Revelation 19:10; Luke 24:27,44

Verse 40
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
ye will not
44; 1:11; 3:19; 8:45,46; 12:37-41; Psalms 81:11; Isaiah 49:7; 50:2; 53:1-3; Matthew 22:3; 23:37; Revelation 22:17
that
6:27,37,40,68,69; 7:37,38; 11:25,26; Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11-13

Verse 41
I receive not honour from men.
34; 6:15; 7:18; 8:50,54; 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 1 Peter 2:21; 2 Peter 1:17

Verse 42
But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
I know
1:47-49; 2:25; 21:17; Luke 16:15; Hebrews 4:12,13; Revelation 2:23
that
44; 8:42,47,55; 15:23,24; Romans 8:7; 1 John 2:15; 3:17; 4:20

Verse 43
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
come
3:16; 6:38; 8:28,29; 10:25; 12:28; 17:4-6; Ezekiel 23:21; Hebrews 5:4,5
if
Matthew 24:5,24; Acts 5:36,37; 21:38

Verse 44
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
can
3:20; 8:43; 12:43; Jeremiah 13:23; Romans 8:7,8; Hebrews 3:12
which
Matthew 23:5; Galatians 5:19-21; Philippians 2:3
and
1 Samuel 2:30; 2 Chronicles 6:8; Matthew 25:21-23; Luke 19:17; Romans 2:7,10,29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 10:18; James 2:1; 1 Peter 1:7

Verse 45
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
there
7:19; 8:5,9; Romans 2:12,17-29; 3:19,20; 7:9-14; 2 Corinthians 3:7-11; Galatians 3:10
in
8:5,6; 9:28,29; Matthew 19:7,8; Romans 10:5-10

Verse 46
For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
had
Galatians 2:19; 3:10,13,24; 4:21-31
for
1:45; Genesis 3:15; 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 28:14; 49:10; Numbers 21:8,9; 24:17,18; Deuteronomy 18:15,18,19; Acts 26:22; Romans 10:4; Hebrews 7:1-10

Verse 47
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Luke 16:29,31


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