1 After this there wasI a festivalII of the Jews,III
and JesusIV went upV to Jerusalem.VI
2 Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep GateVII there is a pool,VIII calledIX in HebrewX
Beth-zatha,XI which hasXII fiveXIII porticoes.XIV
3 In these layXV manyXVI ill,XVII
blind,XVIII lame,XIX and paralyzedXX people.
[4 waiting forXXI the stirringXXII of the water,XXIII for an angelXXIV of the Lord
went downXXV from timeXXVI to time into the pool and stirred upXXVII the water;
whoever stepped inXXVIII firstXXIX after the stirringXXX of the water
was madeXXXI wellXXXII from whatever diseaseXXXIII that person had.]XXXIV
5 One manXXXV was there who had beenXXXVI illXXXVII for thirtyXXXVIII-eightXXXIX years.
6 When Jesus sawXL him lying there and knewXLI that he had been there a longXLII time,XLIII he saidXLIV to him, “Do you wantXLV to be made well?”
7 The illXLVI man answeredXLVII him, “Sir,XLVIII
I have no oneXLIX to putL me into the pool when the water is stirred up,LI and while I am making my wayLII someone elseLIII steps downLIV ahead of me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Stand up,LV takeLVI your matLVII
and walk.”LVIII 9 At onceLIX the man was made well, and he took upLX his mat and began to walk.
Now that dayLXI was a Sabbath.LXII 10 So the Jews said to the man who had been cured,LXIII “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawfulLXIV for you to carryLXV your mat.”
11 But he answered them, “The man who madeLXVI me well said to me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’”
12 They askedLXVII him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take it up and walk’?” 13 Now the man who had been healedLXVIII did not knowLXIX who it was,
for Jesus had disappearedLXX in the crowdLXXI that was there.LXXII
14 Later Jesus foundLXXIII him in the templeLXXIV and said to him, “See,LXXV you have been madeLXXVI well!
Do not sinLXXVII any more, so that nothing worseLXXVIII happensLXXIX to you.”
15 The man went awayLXXX and toldLXXXI the Jews that it was Jesus who had madeLXXXII him well.
16 Therefore the Jews started persecutingLXXXIII Jesus, because he was doingLXXXIV such things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My FatherLXXXV is still working,LXXXVI and I also am working.”
18 For this reason the Jews were seekingLXXXVII all the moreLXXXVIII to killLXXXIX him, because he was not onlyXC breakingXCI the Sabbath
but was also calling GodXCII his ownXCIII Father, thereby makingXCIV himself equalXCV to God.
19 Jesus said to them, “Very truly,XCVI I tellXCVII you, the SonXCVIII
canXCIX do nothing on his own but only what he seesC the Father doing, for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.CI
20 The Father lovesCII the Son and showsCIII him allCIV that he himself is doing,
and he will show him greaterCV worksCVI than these, so that you will be astonished.CVII
21 Indeed, just as the Father raisesCVIII the deadCIX and gives them life,CX so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes.CXI
22 The Father judgesCXII no one but has givenCXIII all judgmentCXIV to the Son, 23 so that all may honorCXV the Son just as they honor the Father.
Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sentCXVI him. 24 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hearsCXVII my wordCXVIII
and believesCXIX him who sent me has eternalCXX lifeCXXI
and does not comeCXXII under judgment but has passedCXXIII from deathCXXIV to life.
25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hourCXXV is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voiceCXXVI of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.CXXVII
26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has grantedCXXVIII the Son also to have life in himself, 27 and he has given him authorityCXXIX to executeCXXX judgment because he is the Son of Man. 28 Do not be astonished at this, for the hour is coming when all who are in their gravesCXXXI will hear his voice
29 and will come out:CXXXII those who have done goodCXXXIII to the resurrectionCXXXIV of life,
and those who have doneCXXXV evilCXXXVI to the resurrection of condemnation.CXXXVII
30 “I can doCXXXVIII nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is justCXXXIX because I seek to do not my own willCXL but the will of him who sent me.
31 “If I testifyCXLI about myself, my testimonyCXLII is not true.CXLIII
32 There is anotherCXLIV who testifies on my behalf, and I knowCXLV that his testimonyCXLVI to me is true. 33 You sentCXLVII messengers to John,CXLVIII
and he testified to the truth.CXLIX 34 Not that I acceptCL such humanCLI testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved.CLII
35 He was a burningCLIII and shiningCLIV lamp,CLV
and you were willingCLVI to rejoiceCLVII for a whileCLVIII in his light.CLIX
36 But I have a testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father has given me to complete,CLX the very works that I am doing,CLXI testify on my behalf that the Father has sentCLXII me.
37 And the Father who sentCLXIII me has himself testified on my behalf. You have never heard his voice or seenCLXIV his form,CLXV 38 and you do not have his word abidingCLXVI in you, because you do not believe him whom he has sent.CLXVII
39 “You searchCLXVIII the scripturesCLXIX because you thinkCLXX that in them you have eternal life, and it is they that testify on my behalf.
40 Yet you refuseCLXXI to comeCLXXII to me to have life. 41 I do not accept gloryCLXXIII from humans.
42 But I knowCLXXIV that you do not have the loveCLXXV of God in you. 43 I have comeCLXXVI in my Father’s name,CLXXVII and you do not accept me; if another comesCLXXVIII in his own name, you will accept him.
44 How can you believe when you accept glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the one who aloneCLXXIX is God? 45 Do not think that I will accuseCLXXX you before the Father; your accuserCLXXXI is Moses,CLXXXII on whom you have set your hope.CLXXXIII
46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wroteCLXXXIV about me. 47 But if you do not believe what he wrote,CLXXXV how will you believe what I say?”CLXXXVI
Image credit: “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in the Reflecting Pool” at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Photo by Joe Shlabotnik, 2017.