2Now there is a pool at the Sheep Gate at Jerusalem, which
is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches.
3In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick,
of blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and
troubled the water. Then whoever first stepped in after the troubling of the water
was made whole of whatever disease he had.
5And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty-eight
6When Jesus saw him lying, and knowing that he had spent much
time, He said to him, Do you desire to be made whole?
7The infirm man answered Him, Sir, when the water is troubled,
I have no one to put me into the pool. But while I am coming, another steps down before
8Jesus says to him, Rise, take up your
bed and walk.
9And immediately the man was made whole and took up his bed
and walked. And it was a Sabbath on that day.
- - - - - [verses 10-13 skipped, (the Jews questioning the man as to who healed him)] - - - - -14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, Behold, you are made whole. Sin no more lest a worse thing come to you. 15The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole. 16And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath day. 17But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.