Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

and under these a large number of sick people were lying blind, lame, or paralyzed waiting for the movement of the water.

New American Standard Bible

In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters;

King James Version

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Holman Bible

Within these lay a large number of the sick—blind, lame, and paralyzed [—waiting for the moving of the water,

A Conservative Version

In these lay a great multitude of those who are feeble, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the movement of the water.

American Standard Version

In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Amplified

In these lay a great number of sick folk -- "some blind, some crippled, and some paralyzed (shriveled up) -- " waiting for the bubbling up of the water.

An Understandable Version

Under these porticos a large number of sick, blind, crippled and deformed people were placed {{A few ancient authorities add "to wait for the water [of the pool] to become choppy.

Anderson New Testament

In these lay a great multitude of sick persons, blind, lame, withered, who waited for the moving of the water.

Bible in Basic English

In these doorways there were a great number of people with different diseases: some unable to see, some without the power of walking, some with wasted bodies.

Common New Testament

In these lay a multitude of disabled people, blind, lame, paralyzed.

Daniel Mace New Testament

where a great number of infirm, blind, lame, and paralytic people lay waiting for the moving of the water:

Darby Translation

In these lay a multitude of sick, blind, lame, withered, awaiting the moving of the water.

Godbey New Testament

In them a multitude of the sick, blind, lame, withered, were lying down.

Goodspeed New Testament

In these there used to lie a great number of people who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed.

John Wesley New Testament

In these lay a great multitude of diseased, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Julia Smith Translation

In these lay a great multitude of weak, blind, lame, withered, expecting the moving of the water.

King James 2000

In these lay a great multitude of invalid folk, of blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In these were lying a large number of those who were sick, blind, lame, paralyzed.

Modern King James verseion

In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, of blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

in which lay a great multitude of sick folk: of blind, halt, and withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Moffatt New Testament

where a crowd of invalids used to lie, the blind, the lame, and folk with shrivelled limbs [waiting for the water to bubble.

Montgomery New Testament

It has five colonnades. In these there used to lie a great crowd of sick people??lind, lame, paralyzed.

NET Bible

A great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways.

New Heart English Bible

In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed.

Noyes New Testament

In these were lying a multitude of diseased persons, blind, lame, withered.

Sawyer New Testament

In these lay a multitude of sick, blind, lame, withered.

The Emphasized Bible

In these, was lying a throng of them who were sick, - blind, lame, withered.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

In these lay a vast multitude of infirm persons, blind, lame, withered, waiting the motion of the water.

Twentieth Century New Testament

In these colonnades a large number of afflicted people were lying--blind, lame, and crippled.

Webster

In these lay a great multitude of impotent persons, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Weymouth New Testament

In these there used to lie a great number of sick persons, and of people who were blind or lame or paralyzed.

Williams New Testament

and in these there used to lie a great crowd of sick people, blind, crippled, paralyzed.

World English Bible

In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;

Worrell New Testament

In these were lying a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters:

Worsley New Testament

In these lay a great number of people that were infirm, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

Youngs Literal Translation

in these were lying a great multitude of the ailing, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

lay
κατάκειμαι 
Katakeimai 
Usage: 11

a
πλῆθος 
Plethos 
Usage: 32

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

πλῆθος 
Plethos 
Usage: 32

ἀσθενέω 
Astheneo 
Usage: 34

of blind
τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34

χωλός 
Cholos 
Usage: 9

ξηρός 
Xeros 
Usage: 5

ἐκδέχομαι 
Ekdechomai 
Usage: 8

the moving
κίνησις 
Kinesis 
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 5:3

References

Context Readings

A Paralytic Is Healed

2 Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem is a pool called Bethesda in Hebrew. It has five colonnades, 3 and under these a large number of sick people were lying blind, lame, or paralyzed waiting for the movement of the water. 4 At certain times an angel of the Lord would go down into the pool and stir up the water, and whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.


Cross References

1 Kings 13:4

When he heard the man of God curse the altar in Bethel, the king pointed at the man of God from where the king was standing at the altar. "Seize him!" he ordered. But all of a sudden his hand that he had stretched out dried up, and he could not bring it back to his side!

Proverbs 8:34

Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways

Lamentations 3:26

It is good to hope and wait patiently for the LORD's salvation.

Zechariah 11:17

"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye. May his arm wither and his right eye be completely blind."

Matthew 15:30

Large crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, those unable to talk, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he healed them.

Mark 3:1-4

Jesus went into the synagogue again, and a man with a paralyzed hand was there.

Luke 7:22

So he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have observed and heard: the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear again, the dead are raised, and the destitute hear the good news.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for what we do not yet observe, we eagerly wait for it with patience.

James 5:7

So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains.

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