John Chapter 5
1 After this there was a feast of the Jewsand Jesus went up toJerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a poolwhich iscalled in the Hebrew tongue Bethesdahaving five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folkof blindhaltwitheredwaiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the poolandtroubled the waterwhosoever then first after the troublingof the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever diseasehe had.
5 And a certain man was therewhich had an infirmity thirty andeight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lieand knew that he had been now a longtime in that casehe saith unto himWilt thou be made whole
7 The impotent man answered himSirI have no manwhen thewater is troubledto put me into the poolbut while I amcominganother steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto himRisetake up thy bedand walk.
9 And immediately the man was made wholeand took up his bedand walkedand on the same day was the sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was curedIt is thesabbath dayit is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered themHe that made me wholethe same said untomeTake up thy bedand walk.
12 Then asked they himWhat man is that which said unto theeTake up thy bedand walk
13 And he that was healed wist not who it wasfor Jesus hadconveyed himself awaya multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the templeand said unto him Beholdthou art made wholesin no morelest a worse thingcome unto thee.
15 The man departedand told the Jews that it was Jesuswhichhad made him whole.
16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesusand sought to slayhimbecause he had done these things on the sabbath day.
17 But Jesus answered themMy Father worketh hithertoand Iwork.
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill himbecause he notonly had broken the sabbathbut said also that God was hisFathermaking himself equal with God.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto themVerilyverilyI sayunto youThe Son can do nothing of himselfbut what he seeththe Father dofor what things soever he doeththese alsodoeth the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loveth the Sonand sheweth him all things thathimself doethand he will shew him greater works than these that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raiseth up the deadand quickeneth themeven so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
22 For the Father judgeth no manbut hath committed all judgmentunto the Son
23 That all men should honour the Soneven as they honour theFather. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Fatherwhich hath sent him.
24 VerilyverilyI say unto youHe that heareth my wordandbelieveth on him that sent mehath everlasting lifeandshall not come into condemnationbut is passed from deathunto life.
25 VerilyverilyI say unto youThe hour is comingand nowiswhen the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of Godandthey that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father hath life in himselfso hath he given tothe Son to have life in himself
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment alsobecausehe is the Son of man.
28 Marvel not at thisfor the hour is comingin the which allthat are in the graves shall hear his voice
29 And shall come forththey that have done goodunto theresurrection of lifeand they that have done evilunto theresurrection of damnation.
30 I can of mine own self do nothingas I hearI judgeand myjudgment is justbecause I seek not mine own willbut thewill of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myselfmy witness is not true.
32 There is another that beareth witness of meand I know thatthe witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
33 Ye sent unto Johnand he bare witness unto the truth.
34 But I receive not testimony from manbut these things I saythat ye might be saved.
35 He was a burning and a shining lightand ye were willing fora season to rejoice in his light.
36 But I have greater witness than that of Johnfor the workswhich the Father hath given me to finishthe same works thatI dobear witness of methat the Father hath sent me.
37 And the Father himselfwhich hath sent mehath borne witnessof me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any timenor seenhis shape.
38 And ye have not his word abiding in youfor whom he hathsenthim ye believe not.
39 Search the scripturesfor in them ye think ye have eternallifeand they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to methat ye might have life.
41 I receive not honour from men.
42 But I know youthat ye have not the love of God in you.
43 I am come in my Father s nameand ye receive me notifanother shall come in his own namehim ye will receive.
44 How can ye believewhich receive honour one of anotherandseek not the honour that cometh from God only
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Fatherthere isone that accuseth youeven Mosesin whom ye trust.
46 For had ye believed Mosesye would have believed mefor hewrote of me.
47 But if ye believe not his writingshow shall ye believe mywords