AFTER these things there was a feast of the Jews;
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there was at Jerusalem a baptismal pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five entrances.
And at these entrances a great many sick people were lying, the blind, the lame, and the crippled;
and they were waiting for the water to be stirred up;
For an angel of God went down at a certain time to the baptismal pool and stirred up the water;
and whoever went in first after the stirring of the water was healed of any disease he had.
A man was there who had been sick for thirty-eight years.
Jesus saw this man lying down, and he knew that he had been waiting for a long time;
so he said to him, Do you wish to be healed?
The sick man answered, saying, Yes, my Lord;
but I have no man, when the water is stirred up, to put me into the baptismal pool;
but while I am coming, another one goes in before me.
Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your quilt and walk.
And the man was healed immediately, and he got up and took his quilt and walked.
And that day was the sabbath.
So the Jews said to him who was healed, It is the sabbath;
it is not lawful for you to carry your quilt.
He answered, saying to them, He who healed me told me, Take up your quilt and walk.
And they asked him, Who is this man who said to you, Take up your quilt and walk?
But he who was healed did not know who he was;
for Jesus was pressed by a large crowd which was at that place.
After a while, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are healed;
do not sin again, for something worse might happen to you than at first.
And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.
And for this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and wanted to kill him, because he was doing these things on the sabbath.
¶ But Jesus said to them, My Father works even until now, so I also work.
And for this the Jews wanted the more to kill him, not only because he was weakening the sabbath, but also because he said concerning God that he was his Father, and he was making himself equal with God.
Jesus answered, saying to them, Truly, truly, I say to you that the Son can do nothing of his own accord, except what he sees the Father doing;
for the things which the Father does, the same the Son does also.
For the Father loves his Son, and he shows him everything that he does;
and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may marvel.
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to those whom he will.
For the Father does not judge any man, but he has entrusted all judgment to the Son;
So that every man should honor the Son, just as he honors the Father.
He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Truly, truly, I say to you, He who hears my word and believes him who has sent me has everlasting life;
and he does not come before the judgment, but he passes from death to life.
Truly, truly, I say to you, The time is coming, and it is now already here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God;
and those who hear it will live.
For as the Father has life in himself, even so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself.
And he has given him authority to execute judgment also, for he is the Son of man.
Do not wonder at this;
for the time is coming, when all those who are in their graves will hear his voice,
And they will come out;
those who have done good works to the resurrection of life;
and those who have done evil works to the resurrection of judgment.
I can do nothing of myself;
but as I hear I judge, and my judgment is just;
for I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
¶ If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.
It is another one who testifies concerning me;
and I know that the testimony which he testifies concerning me is true.
You sent to John, and he testified concerning the truth.
But I do not receive any testimony from men;
but I tell you these things so that you may be saved.
He was a lamp which burns and gives light;
and you were willing to delight in his light for a while.
But I have a greater testimony than that of John;
for the works which my Father has given me to finish, the same works which I do, testify concerning me, that the Father has sent me.
And the Father who sent me has testified concerning me.
But you have never heard his voice nor seen his appearance.
And his word does not abide in you, because you do not believe in him whom he has sent.
Examine the scriptures;
in them you trust that you have eternal life;
and even they testify concerning me.
Yet you will not come to me, that you might have life everlasting.
I do not receive any praise from men.
But I know you well, that the love of God is not in you.
I have come in the name of my Father, and you do not receive me;
if another should come in his own name, you will receive him.
How can you believe, when you accept praise one from another, but the praise from God only, you do not want?
do you think that I will accuse you before the Father;
there is one who will accuse you, even Moses, in whom you trust.
For if you had believed in Moses, you would also have believed in me;
for Moses wrote concerning me.
If you do not believe his writings, how then can you believe my words?