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John 5:1-15 American Standard Version (ASV)

After these things there was [a]a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew [b]Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered[c]. And a certain man was there, who had been thirty and eight years in his infirmity. When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole? The sick man answered him, [d]Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Arise, take up thy [e]bed, and walk. And straightway the man was made whole, and took up his [f]bed and walked.

Now it was the sabbath on that day. 10 So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for thee to take up thy [g]bed. 11 But he answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy [h]bed, and walk. 12 They asked him, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up thy [i]bed, and walk? 13 But he that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in the place. 14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall thee. 15 The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.


  1. John 5:1 Many ancient authorities read the feast (Compare 2:13?).
  2. John 5:2 Some ancient authorities read Bethsaida, others Bethzatha
  3. John 5:3 Many ancient authorities insert, wholly or in part, waiting for the moving of the water: for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole, with whatsoever disease he was holden.
  4. John 5:7 Or, Lord
  5. John 5:8 Or, pallet
  6. John 5:9 Or, pallet
  7. John 5:10 Or, pallet
  8. John 5:11 Or, pallet
  9. John 5:12 Or, pallet

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