John 4-5

John 4-5

46Then Jesus came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the
water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in
Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee,
he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at
the point of death. 48Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and
wonders you will not believe.” 49The official said to him, “Sir, come
down before my little boy dies.” 50Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will
live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on
his way. 51As he was going down, his slaves met him and told him that
his child was alive. 52So he asked them the hour when he began to
recover, and they said to him, “Yesterday at one in the afternoon the
fever left him.” 53The father realized that this was the hour when Jesus
had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he himself believed, along with
his whole household. 54Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after
coming from Judea to Galilee.
After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem. 2Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool,
called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. 3

In these lay
many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5One man was there who
had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and
knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to
be made well?” 7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put
me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my
way, someone else steps down ahead of me.” 8

Jesus said to him, “Stand
up, take your mat and walk.” 9At once the man was made well, and he
took up his mat and began to walk. Now that day was a sabbath. 10So the
Jews said to the man who had been cured, “It is the sabbath; it is not
lawful for you to carry your mat.” 11But he answered them, “The man
who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’” 12They
asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take it up and
walk’?” 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was,
for Jesus had disappeared in the crowd that was there. 14Later Jesus
found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you have been made well!
Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.” 15The man


went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him
well. 16Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was
doing such things on the sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, “My
Father is still working, and I also am working.” 18For this reason the
Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only
breaking the sabbath, but was also calling God his own Father, thereby
making himself equal to God.
Reader: These are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is
the Messiah, the Son of God,

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