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?”
Obubuafoɔ Bi Ayaresa
1Yei akyi no, Yudafoɔ afahyɛ bi enti, Yesu sane kɔɔ Yerusalem. 2Na ɔtadeɛ bi wɔ kuro no mu a wɔfrɛ no Betesda a na ɛbɛn kuro no ano ɛpono kɛseɛ bi a wɔfrɛ no Nnwan Ɛpono no. Na wɔabɔ apata ahodoɔ enum atwa ho ahyia. 3Saa apata yi ase na na ayarefoɔ pii sɛ, anifirafoɔ, mpakye ne mmubuafoɔ wɔ retwɛn sɛ Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ firi ɔsoro bɛba abɛhono nsuo no. 4Deɛ ɛteɛ ne sɛ, sɛ ɔbɔfoɔ no hono nsuo no wie a, ɔyarefoɔ a ɔbɛdi ɛkan atɔ nsuo no mu no nya ayaresa. 5Na ɔbarima bi ayare ada ɔtadeɛ no ho mfeɛ aduasa nwɔtwe. 6Yesu hunuu sɛ wayare ada hɔ akyɛre no, ɔbisaa no sɛ, “Wopɛ sɛ wo ho yɛ wo den anaa?”
7Ɔyarefoɔ no buaa no sɛ, “Me wura, sɛ ɔbɔfoɔ no bɛhono nsuo no a, mennya obi a ɔbɛma me so ato mu. Ɛberɛ biara a mɛbɔ me ho mmɔden sɛ merekɔ nsuo no mu no, obi di me ɛkan.”
8Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Sɔre! Bobɔ wo kɛtɛ na kɔ efie.” 9Amonom hɔ ara, ɔbarima no ho yɛɛ no den; ɔbobɔɔ ne kɛtɛ, hyɛɛ aseɛ nanteeɛ.
Na saa da no yɛ homeda. 10Yudafoɔ mpanin hunuu ɔbarima no sɛ ɔso ne kɛtɛ no, wɔn bo fuu yie. Wɔbisaa no sɛ, “Wonnim sɛ ɛnnɛ yɛ homeda na ɛtia mmara sɛ wobɛsoa wo kɛtɛ anaa?”
11Ɔbarima yi de ahopopoɔ yii ne ho ano sɛ, “Onipa a ɔsaa me yadeɛ no na ɔka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, mensoa me kɛtɛ na menkɔ.”
12Wɔtee saa no, wɔbisaa no sɛ, “Hwan ne saa onipa yi?”
13Nso na deɛ ne ho yɛɛ no den no nnim Yesu. Afei, nso na Yesu afiri nnipa no mu kɔ.
14Akyire yi, Yesu hyiaa ɔbarima yi wɔ asɔredan mu tuu no fo sɛ, “Afei a wo ho ayɛ wo den yi, hwɛ yie na woankɔyɛ bɔne bio amma biribi a ɛsene kane yadeɛ no amma wo so.” 15Ɔbarima yi firii hɔ kɔka kyerɛɛ Yudafoɔ mpanin no sɛ ɛyɛ Yesu na ɔsaa no yadeɛ no.
Tumi A Ɔba No Wɔ
16Yudafoɔ mpanin yi hyɛɛ aseɛ tanee Yesu ani, ɛfiri sɛ, wabu wɔn homeda mmara no so. 17Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mʼagya yɛ adwuma ɛberɛ biara, enti ɛsɛ sɛ me nso meyɛ adwuma ɛberɛ biara.” 18Saa asɛm a Yesu kaeɛ yi maa Yudafoɔ mpanin no bo fuiɛ, na wɔyɛɛ wɔn adwene sɛ wɔbɛkum no, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɛnyɛ homeda mmara no nko na wabu so, na bio, ɔfrɛ ne ho sɛ Onyankopɔn Ba de kyerɛ sɛ, ɔne Onyankopɔn yɛ pɛ.
19Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Ɔba no ntumi mfiri ne pɛ mu nyɛ biribi, na mmom, ɔyɛ deɛ ɔhunu sɛ nʼAgya yɛ no bi. 20Ɛfiri sɛ, Agya no dɔ Ɔba no na biribiara a Agya no yɛ no, ɔma Ɔba no hunu. Na Ɔba no bɛyɛ nnwuma akɛseɛ a ɛsene saa ɔbarima yi ayaresa yi ama mo ho adwiri mo. 21Na sɛdeɛ Agya no nyane awufoɔ no, saa ara nso na Ɔba no nyane awufoɔ a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔnyane wɔn no. 22Afei koraa, mʼAgya mmu obiara atɛn. Ɔde saa atemmuo tumi no ahyɛ Ɔba no nsa, 23sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a obiara bɛdi Ɔba no ni sɛdeɛ wɔdi Agya no ni no. Obiara a ɔnni Ɔba no ni no, nni Agya a ɔsomaa no no nso ni.
24“Mereka nokorɛ akyerɛ mo sɛ: Obiara a ɔtie me nsɛm na ɔgye deɛ ɔsomaa me no di no, wɔ nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ. Wɔremmu no atɛn, ɛfiri sɛ, wafiri owuo mu aba nkwa mu. 25Mereka nokorɛ bio sɛ, ɛberɛ bi reba, na mpo saa ɛberɛ no anya aba a awufoɔ bɛte Onyankopɔn Ba no nne, na wɔn a wɔte ne nne no bɛnya nkwa. 26Sɛdeɛ Agya no yɛ nkwamafoɔ no, saa ara nso na wama ne Ba no tumi ama wayɛ nkwamafoɔ. 27Wama Ɔba no tumi a ɔde bu atɛn, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔno ne Onipa Ba no.
28“Mommma saa asɛm yi nnyɛ mo nwanwa, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛberɛ bi reba a awufoɔ a wɔwɔ wɔn damena mu mpo bɛte me nne, 29na wɔasɔresɔre. Wɔn a wɔayɛ papa no bɛnyane atena nkwa mu, na wɔn a wɔayɛ bɔne no nso, wɔabu wɔn fɔ. 30Merentumi mfiri mʼankasa me tumi mu nyɛ biribiara; asɛm a Onyankopɔn aka akyerɛ me no so na megyina bu atɛn. Ɛno enti, atɛn a mebu no yɛ nokorɛ.
Yesu Ho Adansedie
31“Sɛ me ara medi me ho adanseɛ a, mʼadansedie no nni mu. 32Na obi wɔ hɔ a ɔdi me ho adanseɛ a menim sɛ nʼadanseɛ a ɔdi fa me ho no yɛ nokorɛ.
33“Moasoma nnipa akɔ Yohane nkyɛn na wadi adanseɛ a ɛyɛ nokorɛ. 34Nnipa adansedie ho nhia me ansa na moahunu onipa ko a meyɛ. Na mmom, meka Yohane adanseɛ a ɔdii no kyerɛ mo sɛ deɛ ɛbɛyɛ na Onyankopɔn bɛgye mo nkwa. 35Yohane nsɛm a ɔkaeɛ yɛ kanea a wɔasɔ na ɛhyerɛn, na ɛmaa mo ani gyeeɛ.
36“Me nnwuma a mʼAgya de ama me sɛ menyɛ no di me ho adanseɛ sene Yohane. 37Ɛwom sɛ monhunuu Agya no anim da, na montee ne nne nso da, nanso wadi me ho adanseɛ. 38Na nʼasɛm no nso mommfa nsie mo tirim, ɛfiri sɛ, monnnye me a ɔsomaa me no nni. 39Mosua Atwerɛsɛm no ɛfiri sɛ, mogye di sɛ ɛno na ɛbɛma mo anya nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ. Nanso, saa Atwerɛsɛm korɔ no ara di me ho adanseɛ! 40Yei nyinaa akyi no, mommpɛ sɛ moba me nkyɛn na moanya nkwa!
41“Merenhwehwɛ nnipa anim animuonyam. 42Menim nnipa ko a moyɛ. Menim sɛ monni Onyankopɔn ho dɔ. 43Mebaa mʼAgya din mu nanso moannye me. Nanso, sɛ obi ba wɔ ɔno ara ne din mu na ɔbɛyɛ deɛ ɔpɛ a, ɛno deɛ, mogye no. 44Mopɛ sɛ nnipa kamfo mo mmom sene sɛ Onyankopɔn bɛkamfo mo. Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na moagye me adi?
45“Ɛnyɛ me na mɛka asɛm bi atia mo Agya no anim, na mmom, ɛyɛ Mose a mode mo ani too ne mmara so sɛ ɛno na monam so bɛkɔ Onyankopɔn Ahennie mu no. 46Sɛ mogyee Mose diiɛ a, anka me nso mobɛgye me adi, ɛfiri sɛ, nsɛm a ɔtwerɛeɛ no di me ho adanseɛ. 47Na ɛsiane sɛ moannye nsɛm a ɔtwerɛeɛ no anni no enti, ɛnyɛ nwanwa sɛ monnye me nni.”