5 After these things was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up unto Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep-gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethzatha,—having five porches.
3 In these was lying a throng of them who were sick,—blind, lame, withered.
5 And there was a certain man there, who for thirty-eight years had continued in his sickness.
6 Jesus seeing this one lying, and taking note that now a long time had he continued saith unto him—Desirest thou to be made well?
7 The sick man answered him—Sir! I have no man that as soon as the water hath been troubled might thrust me into the pool; but while I am coming another before me goeth down.
8 Jesus saith unto him—Rise! take up thy couch, and be walking.
9 And straightway the man was made well and took up his couch and began to walk. Now it was Sabbath on that day.
10 The Jews therefore were saying unto him who had been cured—It is Sabbath; and it is not allowable for thee to take up thy couch:—
11 who however answered them—He that made me well he unto me said—Take up thy couch, and be walking.
12 They questioned him—Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up [thy couch] and be walking?
13 But the healed one knew not who it was; for Jesus had turned aside, a multitude being in the place.
14 After these things Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him—See! thou hast become well:—No more be committing sin, lest some worse thing do thee befall.
15 The man went away and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who had made him well.
16 And on this account were the Jews persecuting Jesus, because these things he had been doing on Sabbath.
17 But he answered them—My Father until even now is working; And I am working.
18 On this account therefore the rather were the Jews seeking to slay him,—because not only was he breaking the Sabbath but was calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Jesus therefore answered, and went on to say unto them—Verily, verily I say unto you: The Son cannot be doing of himself a single thing,—Save anything he may see the Father doing; For whatsoever he may be doing These things the Son also in like manner doeth.
20 For the Father dearly loveth the Son And all things pointeth out to him which himself is doing; And greater works than these will he point out to him, That ye may marvel.
21 For just as the Father waketh up the dead and quickeneth them In like manner the Son also whom he pleaseth doth quicken.
22 For neither doth the Father judge anyone,—But all the judging hath given unto the Son:
23 That all may honour the Son, Just as they honour the Father: He that doth not honour the Son Doth not in fact honour the Father who sent him.
24 Verily, verily I say unto you: He that heareth my word and believeth in him that sent me Hath life age-abiding, And into judgment cometh not But hath passed over out of death into life.
25 Verily, verily I say unto you: There cometh an hour, and now is, When the dead shall hearken unto the voice of the Son of God, And they who have hearkened shall live.
26 For just as the Father hath life in himself In like manner unto the Son also hath he given life to have in himself;
27 And authority hath he given him to be executing judgment,—Because Son of Man is he!
28 Do not be marvelling at this: Because there cometh an hour in which all they in the tombs shall hearken unto his voice,
29 and shall come forth,—They who the good things have done Unto a resurrection of life; But they who the corrupt things have practised Unto a resurrection of judgment.
30 I cannot be doing of myself a single thing,—Just as I hear I judge; And my judging is just,—Because I seek not my own will, But the will of him that sent me.
31 If I bear witness concerning myself My witness is not true.
32 Another it is who beareth witness concerning me,—And I know that true is the witness which he witnesseth concerning me.
33 Ye have sent forth unto John,—And he hath borne witness to the truth:—
34 I however not from man my witness receive; But these things I say, that ye may be saved:—
35 He was the burning and shining lamp, And ye were willing to exult for an hour in his light.
36 But I have as my witness something greater than John’s; For the works which the Father hath given me that I should complete them,—the works themselves which I am doing bear witness concerning me That the Father hath sent me.
37 And so the Father who sent me he hath borne witness concerning me. Neither a sound of him at any time have ye heard, Nor a form of him have ye seen;
38 And his word ye have not within you abiding—Because as touching him whom he sent In him ye believe not.
39 Ye search the Scriptures, Because ye think by them to have life age-abiding; And those [Scriptures] are they which bear witness concerning me:
40 And yet ye choose not to come unto me that life ye may have.
41 Glory from men am I not receiving;—
42 But I have taken knowledge of you That the love of God ye have not in yourselves:—
43 I have come in the name of my Father,—And ye are not receiving me: If another shall come in his own name Him ye will receive!
44 How can ye believe,—Glory from one another receiving; And the glory which is from the only God are not seeking?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you unto the Father: There is who accuseth you, even Moses,—On whom ye have set your hope.
46 For if ye had been believing in Moses Ye would in that case have been believing in me: For concerning me he wrote.
47 But if in his writings ye are not believing How in my sayings will ye believe?