1 After a this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus b went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem c by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, 1 Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, 2 paralyzed, 3 waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" 7 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." 8 Jesus said to him, d "Rise, take up your bed and walk."
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And e that day was the Sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; f it is not lawful for you to carry your bed." 11 He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.' " 12 Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13 But the one who was g healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. h Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." 15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16 For this reason the Jews i persecuted Jesus, 4 and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, j "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.