5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews: and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep [market] a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue, Bethesda, having five porches. 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent persons, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and agitated the water: whoever then first after the stirring of the water stepped in, was cured of whatever disease he had. 5:5 And a certain man was there, who had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that case], he saith to him, Wilt thou be healed? 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is agitated, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. 5:8 Jesus saith to him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 5:9 And immediately the man was healed, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. 5:10 The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, it is the sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to carry [thy] bed. 5:11 He answered them, He that healed me, the same said to me, Take up thy bed, and walk. 5:12 Then they asked him, What man is that who said to thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? 5:13 And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in [that] place. 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, thou art cured: sin no more, lest a worse thing come to thee. 5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 5:16 And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath. 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. 5:19 Then answered Jesus, and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing by himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for whatever things he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. 5:21 For as the Father raiseth the dead, and reviveth [them]; even so the Son reviveth whom he will. 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment to the Son: 5:23 That all [men] should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father who hath sent him. 5:24 Verily, verily, I say to you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but hath passed from death to life. 5:25 Verily, verily, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 5:27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 5:29 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. 5:30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who hath sent me. 5:31 If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true. 5:32 There is another that testifieth concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he beareth concerning me is true. 5:33 Ye sent to John, and he testified to the truth. 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye may be saved. 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 5:36 But I have greater testimony than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear testimony concerning me, that the Father hath sent me. 5:37 And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath borne testimony concerning me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. 5:41 I receive not honor from men. 5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 5:44 How can ye believe, who receive honor one from another, and seek not the honor that [cometh] from God only? 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust. 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote concerning me. 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?