John 5:1 There was a Jewish feast and Jesus went to Jerusalem.
John 5:2 In Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate is a pool. The Hebrew name of the pool is called Bethesda. At the pool there were 5 porches.
John 5:3 A lot of sick people were lying near the pool. Some of them were blind, some were crippled, and some had body parts that were withered. They were by the pool waiting for the water to move.
John 5:4 And an angel of the Lord went to the pool of Bethesda for time to time. The angel would move the water. The 1st person that went into the pool after the moving of the water, was healed from his sickness.
John 5:5 Near the pool of Bethesda was a man who had been sick for 38 years.
John 5:6 Jesus saw the man lying there and Jesus knew that the man had been sick for a long time. Then Jesus asked him: Do you want to be healed?
John 5:7 The sick man said to Jesus: I do not have anyone to help me, to put me into the water when the water starts moving. Every time the water starts moving, I try to get in, but other people always get in before me.
John 5:8 Jesus said to him: Stand up, Pick up your mat, and walk
John 5:9 At that moment the sick man was healed. He took his mat and he walked. This happened on a Sabbath day.
John 5:10 When the Jews saw the man who was healed carrying his mat, they said to him: This is the Sabbath day. You may not carry your mat on the Sabbath day.
John 5:11 The man that was healed said to the Jews: The Man who healed me said I must take my mat and walk.
John 5:12 The Jews asked the man who was healed: Who is the Man that told you to take your mat and walk?
John 5:13 The man who was healed did not know who had healed him because Jesus was no longer there. He had gone away because there were too many people.
John 5:14 Later, Jesus found the man who was healed at the Temple and said to him, See, you are well now. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.
John 5:15 Then the man who was healed went to the Jews who asked him who told you to take up your bed and walk. The man told them that it was Jesus who had healed him.
John 5:16 Because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to cause trouble for Jesus and even try to find ways to kill Jesus.
John 5:17 Jesus said to them: My Father has not stopped working and this is why I keep on working.
John 5:18 Then the Jews were motivated more to kill Jesus. They thought it was bad enough that he was breaking the law about the Sabbath day. And now he was saying that God is his Father, making himself equal with God!
John 5:19 Jesus said to the Jews: I tell you this and it is true: I am the Son but I can not do anything on my own. The Son only does what he sees his Father doing. The Son does the same things that the Father does.
John 5:20 The Father loves the Son, and the Father shows the Son everything that He does. I, the Son, will do more wonderful things, than healing a sick man you will be amazed.
John 5:21 The Father gives life to dead people so that they can live again. I, the Son, do the same. I gives life to those I wants to.
John 5:22 The Father does not judge anyone. He said that I, the Son, must judge people.
John 5:23 Everyone should honour the Son as they honour the Father. If someone does not honour the Son, then he does not honour the Father.
John 5:24 I tell you this and it is true: Everyone who listens to what the Son, say, and believes in God who has sent Me, has eternal life. They are not judge guilty of sin. They no more spiritual dead but have entered into life
John 5:25 I tell you this and it is true: The time will come, and it is already here when people who are spiritually dead will hear the Son of God speaking to them. Everyone who listens to the Son and believes will live spiritually.
John 5:26 Life comes from the Father himself. So the Father has also given the Son life.
John 5:27 The Father has given the Son the power to judge all people because he is the Son of Man.
John 5:28 Don’t be surprised when I say this: There will come a time when all the people who are dead and, in their graves, will hear The Son’s voice.
John 5:29 Then they will come out of their graves. Those who believed on the Son, The Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour, will rise and have eternal life. But those who did not believe on the Son, The Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, will rise to be judged guilty.
John 5:30 I, the Son, can not do nothing alone. I listen to what the Father says to Me and then I judge people. My judgement is right because it is not I who decide what to do. I just do what my Father wants Me to do.
John 5:31 Jesus said to the Jews: If I tell people about myself, they cannot be sure that what I said is true.
John 5:32 But there is someone else who tells people about me, and I know that what he says about me is true.
John 5:33 You sent people to John the Baptist and he told the truth about Me.
John 5:34 I don’t need anyone to tell people about me, but I remind you of what John said so that you can be saved.
John 5:35 John was like a burning light that shone brightly and you were happy to enjoy his light for a short time.
John 5:36 I, Jesus, have a proof about myself that is greater than what John said. The things I do are the things my Father has given me to do. The things I do show that the Father has sent me.
John 5:37 The Father who has sent Me also said who I am, but you have never heard the Father speaking to you and you have never seen his face.
John 5:38 The Father’s teaching does not live in you, because you don’t believe in the one the Father sent.
John 5:39 You have carefully studied the Scriptures. You think that they give you eternal life. These same Scriptures talk about me!
John 5:40 But you don’t want to come to Me, the Son, to find eternal life.
John 5:41 I, Jesus, do not receive glory and approval from men.
John 5:42 But I, Jesus, know you, and I, Jesus, know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.
John 5:43 I have come from my Father and speak for him, but you do not accept me. But when other people come speaking only for themselves, you accept them
John 5:44 You like to have praise from each other. But you never try to get the praise that comes from God only. So how can you believe?
John 5:45 Don’t think that I, Jesus, will accuse you before the Father and say what you have done wrong. Moses is the one to accuse you. And he is the one you hoped would save you.
John 5:46 If you really believed Moses, you would believe me, Jesus, because he wrote about me.
John 5:47 If you do not believe what Moses wrote, then you will not believe what I say.