Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. (John 5:2)

In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters; (John 5:3)

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.] (John 5:4)

A man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. (John 5:5)

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?" (John 5:6)

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." (John 5:7)

Jesus said to him, "Get up, pick up your pallet and walk." (John 5:8)

Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day. (John 5:9)

For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. (John 5:16)


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