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?”
Yesu Achiritsa Munthu pa Sabata
1Patapita nthawi Yesu anakwera kupita ku Yerusalemu ku phwando la Ayuda. 2Ndipo ku Yerusalemuko pafupi ndi chipata cha Nkhosa kuli dziwe limene mʼChihebri limatchedwa Betisaida ndipo ndi lozunguliridwa ndi makumbi asanu. 3Mʼmenemo munkagonamo gulu lalikulu la anthu odwala, osaona, olumala ndi ofa ziwalo. 4Pakuti nthawi zina mngelo wa Ambuye ankatsikira mʼdziwemo nʼkuvundula madziwo. Woyamba kulowamo madzi atavundulidwa, ankachira ngakhale akhale ndi nthenda yanji. 5Mmodzi wa amene anali pamenepo anali atadwala zaka 38. 6Yesu atamuona ali chigonere, nadziwa kuti anakhala chotero kwa nthawi yayitali, anamufunsa iye kuti, “Kodi ukufuna kuchira?”
7Wodwalayo anayankha kuti, “Ambuye, ndilibe wina aliyense woti angandithandize kulowa mʼdziwe pamene madzi avundulidwa. Pamene ndikuyesera kuti ndilowemo, wina amalowamo ine ndisanalowemo.”
8Ndipo Yesu anati kwa iye, “Imirira! Nyamula mphasa yako yamba kuyenda.” 9Nthawi yomweyo munthuyo anachiritsidwa. Iye ananyamula mphasa yake nayamba kuyenda.
Tsiku limene izi zinachitika linali la Sabata. 10Ndipo Ayuda anati kwa munthu amene anachiritsidwayo, “Lero ndi la Sabata; lamulo silikulola iwe kunyamula mphasa yako.”
11Koma iye anayankha kuti, “Munthu amene wandichiritsa anati kwa ine, ‘Nyamula mphasa yako yamba kuyenda.’ ”
12Pamenepo anamufunsa iye kuti, “Kodi munthu ameneyo ndani amene wakuwuza kuti, ‘Nyamula mphasa yako ndipo yenda?’ ”
13Munthu amene anachiritsidwayo sanadziwe kuti anali ndani, pakuti Yesu anangolowera mʼgulu la anthu ndi kupita.
14Patapita nthawi Yesu anamupeza ku Nyumba ya Mulungu ndipo anati kwa iye, “Taona uli bwino tsopano. Usakachimwenso kuti choyipa choposa ichi chingakugwere.” 15Munthu uja anachoka ndi kukawawuza Ayuda kuti anali Yesu amene anamuchiritsa iye.
Yesu Adziwulula kuti ndi Mwana wa Mulungu
16Ndipo popeza Yesu amachita zinthu izi tsiku la Sabata, Ayuda anayamba kumulondalonda. 17Yesu anawawuza kuti, “Atate anga amagwira ntchito nthawi zonse mpaka lero lino, ndipo Inenso ndili pa ntchito.” 18Chifukwa cha ichi Ayuda anawirikiza kufuna kumupha; osati chifukwa chakuswa Sabata kokha komanso chifukwa ankanena kuti Mulungu ndi Atate ake, nadziyesa Iye wofanana ndi Mulungu.
19Yesu anawapatsa yankho ili: “Zoonadi, Ine ndikukuwuzani kuti Mwana sangathe kuchita kanthu pa Iye yekha. Iye amachita zokhazo zimene amaona Atate ake akuchita, chifukwa chilichonse chimene Atate amachita Mwana amachitanso. 20Pakuti Atate amakonda Mwana, amamuonetsa zonse zimene Iwo amachita. Inde, Atate adzamuonetsa zinthu zazikulu kuposa zimenezi ndipo mudzadabwa. 21Pakuti monga Atate amaukitsa akufa nawapatsa moyo, momwemonso Mwana amapereka moyo kwa amene Iye akufuna. 22Komanso, Atate saweruza aliyense koma wapereka kwa Mwana ulamuliro woweruzawo, 23kuti aliyense alemekeze Mwanayo monga momwe amalemekezera Atate. Munthu amene salemekeza Mwana salemekezanso Atate amene anamutuma Mwanayo.
24“Zoonadi, Ine ndikukuwuzani kuti aliyense amene amamva mawu anga ndi kukhulupirira Iye amene ananditumiza Ine, ali ndi moyo wosatha ndipo sadzaweruzidwa. Iye wachoka mu imfa ndipo walowa mʼmoyo. 25Zoonadi, Ine ndikukuwuzani kuti nthawi ikubwera ndipo yafika kale tsopano, pamene akufa adzamva mawu a Mwana wa Mulungu ndipo iwo amene amva adzakhala ndi moyo. 26Pakuti monga Atate ali gwero la moyo, momwemonso anapereka mphamvu zopereka moyo mwa Mwana. 27Ndipo wamupatsa Iye ulamuliro woweruza chifukwa ndi Mwana wa Munthu.
28“Musadabwe ndi zimenezi. Pakuti nthawi ikubwera pamene onse amene ali mʼmanda adzamva mawu ake 29ndi kutuluka. Iwo amene anachita zabwino adzauka ndi kupita ku moyo wosatha ndipo amene anachita zoyipa adzauka ndi kupita ku chilango chamuyaya. 30Pakuti sindingathe kuchita kena kalikonse pa ndekha. Ine ndimaweruza molingana ndi zomwe Mulungu wandiwuza ndipo kuweruza kwanga ndi kolungama. Ine sindifuna kudzikondweretsa ndekha koma Iye amene anandituma.
Maumboni Onena za Yesu
31“Ngati ndidzichitira umboni ndekha, umboni wanga si woona. 32Alipo wina amene amandichitira umboni wabwino. Ine ndikudziwa kuti umboni wake wonena za Ine ndi woona.
33“Inu munatumiza amithenga kwa Yohane ndipo iye anachitira umboni choona. 34Sikuti Ine ndikudalira umboni wa munthu; koma ndikunena zimenezi kuti mupulumutsidwe. 35Yohane anali ngati nyale imene imayaka ndi kuwala, ndipo inu kwa kanthawi munasankha kusangalala ndi kuwala kwakeko.
36“Koma Ine ndili ndi umboni woposa uja wa Yohane. Pakuti ntchito imene Atate andipatsa kuti ndiyikwaniritse ndi imene ndikugwira, ndipo ikundichitira umboni kuti Atate andituma Ine. 37Ndipo Atate amene anandituma Ine, Iye mwini wandichitira umboni. Inu simunamvepo mawu ake kapena kuona maonekedwe ake, 38kapena mawu ake kukhala mwa inu, pakuti simukhulupirira Iye amene anamutuma. 39Inu mumasanthula malemba chifukwa mumaganiza kuti mʼmalembamo muli moyo wosatha. Awa ndi malemba amene akundichitira umboni. 40Koma inu mukukana kubwera kwa Ine kuti mukhale ndi moyo.
41“Ine sindilandira ulemu kuchokera kwa anthu 42koma Ine ndikukudziwani. Ndikudziwa kuti mʼmitima mwanu mulibe chikondi cha Mulungu. 43Ine ndabwera mʼdzina la Atate anga, ndipo inu simukundirandira Ine; koma wina wake akabwera mʼdzina la iye mwini, inu mudzamulandira. 44Kodi inu mudzakhulupirira bwanji ngati mumapatsana ulemu wina ndi mnzake, ndipo simufuna kulandira ulemu kuchokera kwa Mulungu yekhayo?
45“Koma inu musaganize kuti Ine ndidzakunenezani kwa Atate. Wokunenezani ndi Mose, amene inu mwayikapo chiyembekezo chanu. 46Ngati mukanakhulupirira Mose, mukanakhulupiriranso Ine, pakuti iye analemba za Ine. 47Koma ngati simukhulupirira zimene iye analemba, mudzakhulupirira bwanji zimene Ine ndikunena?”