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?”
1这事以后，犹太人的一个节期到了，耶稣便上耶路撒冷。 2耶路撒冷靠近羊门的地方有一个水池，希伯来话叫毕士大，池边有五条走廊， 3里面躺着瞎眼的、瘸腿的、瘫痪的等许多病人。 4他们都在等候天使来搅动池水。水动时，第一个下去的，无论患什么病都会痊愈。5:4 有些经卷无“他们都在等候天使来搅动池水。水动时，第一个下去的，无论患了什么病都会痊愈。”
15那人便去告诉犹太人医好他的是耶稣。 16因为耶稣在安息日给人治病，犹太人开始迫害祂。 17耶稣对他们说：“我父一直在工作，我也一直在工作。”
19耶稣说：“我实实在在地告诉你们，子凭自己什么都不能做，唯有看见父做什么，子才做什么。无论父做什么，子也照样做。 20父因为爱子，便把自己的一切作为给祂看，而且还要把比这些更大的作为给祂看，叫你们惊奇。 21父如何使死人复活、赐生命给他们，子也照样想赐生命给谁，就赐给谁。 22父不审判人，祂将审判的事全交给子， 23叫人尊敬子如同尊敬父。不尊敬子的，就是不尊敬差子来的父。
24“我实实在在地告诉你们，谁听从我的话，又信差我来的那位，谁就有永生，不被定罪，已经出死入生了。 25我实实在在地告诉你们，时候快到了，现在就是，死人将听见上帝儿子的声音，听见的将存活。 26因为正如父自己是生命的源头，祂也同样让子作生命的源头， 27又把审判的权柄交给祂，因为祂是人子。 28你们不要因此而惊奇，时候一到，一切在坟墓里的死人都要听见上帝儿子的声音， 29他们都要从坟墓里出来。行善的人复活后得永生，作恶的人复活后被定罪。”
31“如果我为自己做见证，我的见证是无效的。 32然而，有别的人给我做见证，我知道他为我做的见证是真实的。 33你们曾派人到约翰那里，他为真理做过见证。 34其实我并不需要人的见证，我之所以提起这些事是为了使你们得救。 35约翰是一盏点亮的明灯，你们情愿暂时享受他的光。 36但是我有比约翰更大的见证，因为父交待我去完成的工作，就是我现在所做的工作，证明我是父差来的。 37差我来的父曾亲自为我做过见证。你们从未听过祂的声音，从未见过祂， 38心里也没有祂的道，因为你们不信祂所差来的那位。 39你们研读圣经，以为从圣经中可以得到永生。其实为我做见证的正是这圣经， 40但你们却不肯到我这里来得生命。
41“我不接受人所给予的荣耀， 42我知道你们没有爱上帝的心。 43我奉我父的名来，你们不接受我；若有人奉自己的名来，你们却接受他。 44你们喜欢互相恭维，却不追求从独一上帝来的荣耀，怎能信我呢？ 45不要以为我会在父面前控告你们，其实控告你们的是你们一直信赖的摩西。 46你们若信摩西，就应该信我，因为他的书里也提到我。 47如果你们连他写的都不信，又怎能信我的话呢？”