:B:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews and Je sus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now, by the Sheep Gate in Je rusalem, there is a pool (called Beth zatha in Hebrew) surrounded by five galleries. 3 In these galleries lay a multitude of sick people blind, lame and paralyzed.
3 ( 4 All were waiting for the water to move, for at times an angel of the Lord would descend into the pool and stir up the water
5 There was a man who had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 Jesus saw him, and since he knew how long this man had been lying there, he said to him, Do you want to be healed? 7 And the sick man an swered, Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is dis turbed
8 Jesus then said to him, Stand up, take your mat and walk. 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his mat and walked.
9 Now that day happened to be the Sabbath.10 So the Jews said to the man who had just been healed, It is the Sabbath and the Law doesnt allow you to carry your mat. 11 He answered them, The one who healed me said to me: Take up your mat and walk. 12 They asked him, Who is the one who said to you: Take up your mat and walk? 13 But the sick man had no idea who it was who had cured him, for Jesus had slipped away among the crowd that filled the place.
14 Afterwards Jesus met him in the Temple court and told him, Now you are well
17 Jesus replied, My Father goes on working and so do I. 18 And the Jews tried all the harder to kill him, for Jesus not only broke the Sabbath observance, but also made himself equal with God, calling him his own Father.
The work of the Son is to give life
:B:19 Jesus said to them, Truly, I assure you, the Son cannot do anything by himself, but only what he sees the Father do. And whatever he does, the Son also does. 20 The Father loves the Son and shows him everything he does
21 As the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so the Son gives life to whom he wills. 22 In the same way the Father judges no one, for he has en trusted all judgment to the Son, 23 and he wants all to honor the Son as they honor the Father. Who ever ignores the Son, ignores as well the Father who sent him.
24 Truly, I say to you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life
25 Truly, the hour is coming and has indeed come, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and, on hearing it, will live. 26 For the Father has life in himself and he has given to the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has empowered him as well to carry out Judgment, for he is a son of man.
28 Do not be surprised at this: the hour is coming when all those lying in tombs will hear my voice 29 and come out
:B:30 I can do nothing of myself, and I need to hear Another One to judge
31 If I bore witness to myself, my testimony would be worthless. 32 But Another One is bearing witness to me and I know that his testimony is true when he bears witness to me. 33 John also bore witness to the truth when you sent messengers to him, 34 but I do not seek such human testimony
35 John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were willing to enjoy his light. 36 But I have greater evidence than that of John the works which the Father entrusted to me to carry out. The very works I do bear witness: the Father has sent me. 37 Thus he who bears witness to me is the Father who sent me. You have never heard his voice and have never seen his likeness
39 You search in the Scriptures thinking that in them you will find life
45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father. Moses himself in whom you placed your hope, ac cuses you. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me. 47 But if you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?
477 [Bol] 19 Moses gave you the Law, didnt he? But none of you keep the Law. Why, then, do you want to kill me?