43 And after (A)the two days, He departed from there for Galilee. 44 For Jesus Himself testified that (B)a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, only because (C)they had seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.

Healing an Official’s Son

46 Therefore He came again to (D)Cana of Galilee, (E)where He had made the water into wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at (F)Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come (G)from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and began asking Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see [a](H)signs and (I)wonders, you simply will not believe.” 49 The royal official *said to Him, “[b]Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus *said to him, (J)Go; your son [c]is alive.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went home. 51 And as he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his [d]son was [e]alive. 52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, “Yesterday at the [f]seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son is alive”; and he himself believed, and (K)his entire household. 54 This is again a (L)second [g]sign that Jesus performed when He had (M)come from Judea into Galilee.

The Healing at Bethesda

After these things there was (N)a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now in Jerusalem, by (O)the Sheep Gate, there is a pool which (P)in [h]Hebrew is called [i]Bethesda, having five [j]porticoes. In these porticoes lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, limping, or [k]paralyzed.[l] Now a man was there who had been [m]ill for thirty-eight years. Jesus, upon seeing this man lying there and knowing that he had already been in that condition for a long time, *said to him, “Do you want to get well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus *said to him, (Q)Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.” Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk.

(R)Now it was a Sabbath on that day. 10 So (S)the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, “It is a Sabbath, and (T)it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.” 11 But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk.’ 12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick it up and walk’?” 13 But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place. 14 Afterward, Jesus *found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not (U)sin anymore, (V)so that nothing worse happens to you.” 15 The man went away, and informed (W)the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16 For this reason (X)the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on a Sabbath. 17 But He answered them, “My Father [n]is working until now, and I Myself am working.”


  1. John 4:48 I.e., confirming miracles
  2. John 4:49 Or Lord
  3. John 4:50 I.e., is well
  4. John 4:51 Or boy
  5. John 4:51 I.e., well
  6. John 4:52 I.e., 1 p.m.
  7. John 4:54 I.e., confirming miracle
  8. John 5:2 I.e., Jewish Aramaic
  9. John 5:2 Some early mss Bethsaida or Bethzatha
  10. John 5:2 Or colonnades (with roofs)
  11. John 5:3 Or had shrunken limbs
  12. John 5:3 Late mss add the following as the remainder of v 3, and v 4: paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first stepped in after the stirring up of the water was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted
  13. John 5:5 Lit in his sickness
  14. John 5:17 I.e., has been and continues