1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of feeble folk, of blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down from time to time into the pool, and stirred the water: When the water was stirred whoever then first stepped in was healed of whatever disease he had.
5 A certain man was there who had an infirmity for thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, Do you want to be healed?
7 The crippled man answered him, Sir, when the water is stirred up there is no one to put me into the pool. While I am coming, another steps down before me.
8 Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
9 Immediately the man was healed, and took up his bed, and walked. This day was the sabbath.
10 Therefore, the Jews said to the man that was healed, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.
11 He answered them, He that healed me, said to me, Take up your bed, and walk.
12 Then they asked him, What man said to you, ‘Take up your bed, and walk?’
13 He that was healed did not want them to know who it was: for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd in that place.
14 After this, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “Look, you are healthy, sin no more, lest something worse happens to you.”
15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him healthy.
16 Therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father works until now, and I work.”
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but also said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “I tell you the truth, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also the Son does likewise.
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shews him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
21 For even the father is raising the dead and is making them live and the Son whom is willing is making them live.
22 For the Father judges nobody, but has committed all judgment to the Son:
23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that does not honor the Son does not honor the Father which has sent him.
24 I tell you the truth, he that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25 I tell you the truth, the time is coming, and it is now, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God and they that hear shall life.
26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 and has given him authority to also execute judgment, because he is the Son of man.
28 Do not marvel at this, for the time is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And they shall come out; those that have done good to the resurrection of life; and those that have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.
30 I can do nothing of myself, what I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just. I am not seeking my will, but the will of the Father who sends me.
31 If I am a witness about myself the evidence I give is not true.
32 There is another that testifies about me, and the testimony which he is testifying about me is true.
33 You sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth.
34 I do not take evidence from humans, but I am saying this so that you may be saved.
35 He was a burning lamp appearing to you, and for a time you jumped for joy in his light.
36 Also, I have the greater testimony of John for the works which the Father gives to me to finish, the work I am doing testifies about me that the Father has sent me.
37 The Father himself who testifies about me has sent me. At no time did you hear his voice nor see his form.
38 You do not have the word staying in you because you have not believed him whom he has sent.
39 You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life, but they testify about me.
40 And, you will not come to me so that you may have life.
41 I do not receive honor from people.
42 However, I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.
43 I come in my Fathers name, and you do not receive me, but anyone coming in their own name you will receive.
44 How is it possible you have faith when you receive honor from each other but do not seek honor from God?
45 Do not think that I accuse you to the Father. The one that accuses you is Moses, which you trust.
46 If you have faith in Moses, have faith in me because he wrote about me.
47 But if you don’t have faith in his writings, how will you have faith in my words?