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John 5:1
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The Healing at the Pool

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.
John 5:2
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Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate(a) a pool, which in Aramaic(b) is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.
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John 5:3
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Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
John 5:4
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John 5:5
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One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
John 5:6
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When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"
John 5:7
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"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me."
John 5:8
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Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."(c)
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John 5:9
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At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,(d)
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John 5:10
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and so the Jewish leaders(e) said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."(f)
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John 5:11
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But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.' "
John 5:12
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So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"
John 5:13
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The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
John 5:14
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Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning(g) or something worse may happen to you."
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John 5:15
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The man went away and told the Jewish leaders(h) that it was Jesus who had made him well.
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John 5:16
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So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him.
John 5:17
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In his defense Jesus said to them, "My Father(i) is always at his work(j) to this very day, and I too am working."
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John 5:18
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For this reason they tried all the more to kill him;(k) not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.(l)
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