The Healing at the Pool
1Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda5:2 Some manuscripts Bethzatha; other manuscripts Bethsaida and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. 45:3,4 Some manuscripts include here, wholly or in part, paralyzed—and they waited for the moving of the waters. 4 From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had. 5One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
7“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
8Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.”
11But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ”
12So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?”
13The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
14Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 15The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.
The Authority of the Son
16So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 17In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” 18For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
19Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
24“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
28“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 30By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
Testimonies About Jesus
31“If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies in my favor, and I know that his testimony about me is true.
33“You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 34Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. 35John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
36“I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 37And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39You study5:39 Or 39 Study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
41“I do not accept glory from human beings, 42but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God5:44 Some early manuscripts the Only One?
45“But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. 46If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”
Ɔtare Bi Ho Ayaresa
1Eyi akyi no Yudafo afahyɛ bi nti Yesu san kɔɔ Yerusalem. 2Na ɔtare bi wɔ kurow no mu a wɔfrɛ no Betseda a na ɛbɛn kurow no ano pon kɛse bi a wɔfrɛ no Nguan Pon no. Na wɔabɔ pata ahorow anum atwa ho ahyia. 3Saa pata yi ase na na ayarefo pii sɛ, anifuraefo, mpakye ne mmubuafo wɔ retwɛn sɛ Awurade bɔfo fi ɔsoro bɛba abɛfono nsu no. 4Nea ɛte ne sɛ, sɛ ɔbɔfo no fono nsu no wie a, ɔyarefo a obedi kan atɔ mu no nya ayaresa. 5Na ɔbarima bi ayare ada ɔtare no ho mfe aduasa awotwe. 6Yesu huu sɛ wayare ada hɔ akyɛ no, obisaa no se, “Wopɛ sɛ wo ho tɔ wo ana?”
7Ɔyarefo no buaa no se, “Me wura, sɛ ɔbɔfo no bɛfono nsu no a, minnya obi a ɔbɛma me so ato mu. Bere biara a mɛbɔ me ho mmɔden sɛ merekɔ mu no, obi di me kan.”
8Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Sɔre! Bobɔw wo kɛtɛ na kɔ fie.” 9Amono mu hɔ ara, ɔbarima no nyaa ahoɔden bobɔw ne kɛtɛ, fii ase nantewee.
Na saa da no yɛ homeda. 10Yudafo mpanyin huu ɔbarima no sɛ ɔso ne kɛtɛ no, wɔn bo fuw yiye. Wobisaa no se, “Wunnim sɛ nnɛ yɛ homeda na etia mmara sɛ wobɛsoa wo kɛtɛ ana?”
11Ɔbarima yi de ahopopo yii ne ho ano se, “Onipa a ɔsaa me yare no na ɔka kyerɛɛ me se mensoa me kɛtɛ na menkɔ.”
12Wɔtee saa no wobisaa no se, “Hena ne saa onipa no?”
13Nanso na nea wɔsaa no yare no nnim Yesu. Afei nso na Yesu afa nnipa no mu kɔ.
14Akyiri no, Yesu hyiaa ɔbarima no wɔ asɔredan mu tuu no fo se, “Afei a wo ho atɔ wo yi, hwɛ yiye na woankɔyɛ bɔne bio amma biribi a ɛsen kan yare no amma wo so.” 15Ɔbarima yi fii hɔ kɔka kyerɛɛ Yudafo mpanyin no se ɛyɛ Yesu na ɔsaa no yare no.
Tumi A Ɔba No Wɔ
16Yudafo mpanyin yi fii ase tan Yesu ani, efisɛ wabu wɔn homeda mmara no so. 17Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mʼagya yɛ adwuma bere biara enti ɛsɛ sɛ me nso meyɛ adwuma bere biara.” 18Saa asɛm a Yesu kaa yi maa Yudafo mpanyin no bo fuwii, na wɔyɛɛ wɔn adwene se wobekum no, efisɛ na ɛnyɛ homeda mmara no nko na obu so na na ɔsan frɛ ne ho se Onyankopɔn Ba de kyerɛ sɛ, ɔne Onyankopɔn yɛ pɛ.
19Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Ɔba no ntumi mfi ne pɛ mu nyɛ biribi, na mmom ɔyɛ nea ohu sɛ nʼAgya yɛ no bi. 20Efisɛ Agya no dɔ Ɔba no na biribiara a Agya no yɛ no ɔma Ɔba no hu. Na Ɔba no bɛyɛ nnwuma akɛse a ɛsen saa ɔbarima yi ayaresa yi ama mo ho adwiriw mo. 21Na sɛnea Agya no nyan awufo no, saa ara nso na Ɔba no nyan awufo a ɔpɛ sɛ onyan wɔn no. 22Afei koraa mʼAgya mmu obiara atɛn. Ɔde saa atemmu tumi no ahyɛ Ɔba no nsa 23sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a obiara bedi Ɔba no ni, sɛnea wodi Agya no ni no. Obiara a onni Ɔba no ni no nni Agya a ɔsomaa no no nso ni.
24“Mereka nokware akyerɛ mo se: Obiara a otie me nsɛm na ogye nea ɔsomaa me no di no wɔ nkwa a enni awiei. Wɔremmu no atɛn, efisɛ wafi owu mu aba nkwa mu. 25Mereka nokware bio sɛ, bere bi reba, na mpo saa bere no anya aba a awufo bɛte Onyankopɔn Ba no nne, na wɔn a wɔte ne nne no benya nkwa. 26Sɛnea Agya no yɛ nkwamafo no, saa ara nso na wama ne Ba no tumi ama wayɛ nkwamafo. 27Wama Ɔba no tumi a ɔde bu atɛn, efisɛ ɔno ne Onipa Ba no.
28“Mommma saa asɛm yi nnyɛ mo nwonwa, efisɛ bere bi reba a awufo a wɔwɔ wɔn nna mu mpo bɛte me nne, 29na wɔasɔresɔre. Wɔn a wɔayɛ papa no benyan atena nkwa mu, na wɔn a wɔayɛ bɔne no nso, wɔabu wɔn fɔ. 30Merentumi mfi mʼankasa me tumi mu nyɛ biribiara; asɛm a Onyankopɔn aka akyerɛ me no so na migyina bu atɛn. Ɛno nti atɛn a mibu no yɛ nokware.
Yesu Ho Adansedi Ahorow
31“Sɛ me ara midi me ho adanse a, mʼadansedi no nni mu. 32Na obi wɔ hɔ a odi me ho adanse a minim sɛ nʼadanse a odi fa me ho no yɛ nokware.
33“Moasoma nnipa akɔ Yohane nkyɛn na wadi adanse a ɛyɛ nokware. 34Nnipa adansedi ho nhia me ansa na moahu onipa ko a meyɛ. Na mmom meka Yohane adanse a odii no kyerɛ mo sɛ nea ɛbɛyɛ na Onyankopɔn begye mo nkwa. 35Yohane nsɛm a ɔkae yɛ kanea a wɔasɔ na ɛhyerɛn, na ɛmaa mo ani gyei.
36“Me nnwuma a mʼAgya de ama me sɛ menyɛ no di me ho adanse sen Yohane. 37Ɛwɔ mu sɛ munhuu Agya no anim da, na montee ne nne nso da, nanso wadi me ho adanse. 38Na nʼasɛm no nso mommfa nsie mo tirim, efisɛ munnnye me a ɔsomaa me no nni. 39Musua Kyerɛwsɛm no, efisɛ mugye di sɛ ɛno na ɛbɛma moanya nkwa a enni awiei. Nanso saa Kyerɛwsɛm koro no ara di me ho adanse! 40Eyi nyinaa akyi no, mommpɛ sɛ moba me nkyɛn na moanya nkwa!
41“Menhwehwɛ nnipa anim anuonyam. 42Minim nnipa ko a moyɛ. Minim sɛ munni Onyankopɔn ho dɔ. 43Mebaa wɔ mʼAgya din mu nanso moannye me. Nanso sɛ obi ba wɔ ɔno ara ne din mu na ɔbɛyɛ nea ɔpɛ a, ɛno de, mugye no. 44Mopɛ sɛ nnipa kamfo mo mmom sen sɛ Onyankopɔn bɛkamfo mo. Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na moagye me adi?
45“Ɛnyɛ me na mɛka asɛm bi atia mo wɔ Agya no anim, na mmom ɛyɛ Mose a mode mo ani too ne mmara so se ɛno na monam so bɛkɔ Onyankopɔn ahenni mu no. 46Sɛ mugyee Mose dii a anka me nso mubegye me adi, efisɛ nsɛm a ɔkyerɛw no di me ho adanse. 47Na esiane sɛ moannye nsɛm a ɔkyerɛw no anni no nti, ɛnyɛ nwonwa sɛ munnye me nni.”