1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem near the sheep-market a pool, called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticos about it. 3 In these lay a great number of people that were infirm, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel descended at a certain season into the pool, and moved the water; the first therefore that went in after the disturbing of the water, was cured of whatever malady he laboured under.
5 And there was a man who had been under illness thirty eight years. 6 Jesus seeing him lie there, and knowing that he had been now a long time ill, saith unto him, Dost thou desire to be cured?
7 The infirm man answered Him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is moved, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another goes down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9 And immediately the man was cured: and he took up his bed and walked. 10 Now this was the sabbath-day, therefore the Jews said to him that was cured, It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He, that made me well, said unto me, Take up thy bed and walk.
12 Therefore they asked him, Who is the man that said to thee, Take up thy bed and walk? 13 but he, that was healed, did not know who it was: for Jesus had withdrawn himself, there being many people in the place.
14 Afterwards Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, thou art healed; sin no more, least something worse befal thee. 15 And the man went away, and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who had healed him.
16 And for this did the Jews persecute Jesus, and endeavoured to put Him to death; because He had done these things on the sabbath-day. 17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh without intermission, and so do I. 18 For this therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He had not only broken the sabbath, but had also called God his own Father, making Himself equal with God.
19 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for whatsoever He doth, these also the Son doth in like manner. 20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth Him all things, which He Himself doth: and He will shew Him greater than these, that ye may wonder. 21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead and giveth life: even so the Son maketh alive whom He pleaseth. 22 For neither doth the Father judge any one, but hath committed all judgement to the Son; 23 that all men may honour the Son, even as they honour the Father: he, that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father that sent Him.
24 Verily, verily I say unto you, he, that heareth my word, and believeth in Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come under condemnation; but is passed from death to life.
25 Verily, verily I tell you, that the time is coming, and even now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given also to the Son to have life in Himself. 27 And hath given Him authority also to execute judgement, because He is the Son of man. 28 Wonder not at this; for the time is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 and shall come forth, they that have done good to the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil to the resurrection of damnation.
30 I can do nothing of my self: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father that hath sent me.
31 If I alone bear witness of my self, my testimony is not true in law: 32 but there is another who testifieth concerning me; and I know that the testimony, which he giveth concerning me, is true. 33 Ye your selves sent unto John, and he bore witness to the truth: 34 though I need not testimony from man; but I say these things that ye may be saved. 35 He was indeed a burning and shining light, and for a while ye willingly rejoiced in his light.
36 But I have a testimony greater than John's: for the works which the Father hath given me to perform, the very works which I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me, hath Himself borne witness of me: and yet ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. 38 And ye have not his word abiding in you; because ye believe not Him, whom He hath sent. 39 Ye search the scriptures; for ye think that in them ye have eternal life: 40 and they testify of me: and yet ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.
41 Though I desire not applause from men: 42 but I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another should come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, who receive applause from each other, and the glory which is from God only, ye seek not? 45 Think not that I shall accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote concerning me: 47 but if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?