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 Awonyeza ku Kidiba
1Oluvannyuma Yesu n’addayo e Yerusaalemi abeewo ku emu ku mbaga z’Abayudaaya. 25:2 a Nek 3:1; 12:39 b Yk 19:13, 17, 20; 20:16; Bik 21:40; 22:2; 26:14Munda mu Yerusaalemi, okumpi n’Omulyango gw’Endiga waliwo ekidiba ekiyitibwa Besusayida, mu Lwebbulaniya, ekyazimbibwako ebigango bitaano okukyetooloola. 3Mu bigango ebyo mwagalamirangamu abalwadde bangi nnyo: abalema, abazibe b’amaaso, n’abakoozimbye. 4Kubanga bwe waayitangawo ekiseera malayika wa Mukama n’ajja n’atabula amazzi ago, era omuntu eyasookanga okukka mu kidiba ng’amazzi gaakatabulwa, ng’awonyezebwa. 5Waaliwo omusajja eyali yaakalwalira emyaka amakumi asatu mu munaana. 6Yesu bwe yamulaba n’amanya nga bw’amaze ebbanga eddene nga mulwadde, n’amubuuza nti, “Oyagala okuwonyezebwa?”
7Omusajja omulwadde n’amuddamu nti, “Ssebo sirina muntu ayinza kunnyamba okunsuula mu kidiba ng’amazzi gaakatabulwa. Buli lwe ngezaako okukkamu we ntukirayo ng’omulala yansoose dda.”
85:8 Mat 9:5, 6; Mak 2:11; Luk 5:24Yesu n’amugamba nti, “Situka ozingeko omukeeka gwo otambule.” 95:9 Yk 9:14Amangwago omusajja n’awonyezebwa. N’azingako omukeeka gwe ne yeetambulira.
Olunaku olwo lwali lwa Ssabbiiti. 105:10 a nny 16 b Nek 13:15-22; Yer 17:21; Mat 12:2Abayudaaya kyebaava bagamba omusajja awonyezebbwa nti, “Toteekwa kwetikka mukeeka gwo ku Ssabbiiti, oba omenye etteeka lya Ssabbiiti.”
11Ye n’addamu nti, “Omuntu amponyezza y’aŋŋambye nti, ‘Situlawo omukeeka gwo otambule.’ ”
12Ne bamubuuza nti, “Omuntu oyo ye ani eyakugambye okusitula omukeeka gwo otambule?”
13Kyokka omusajja eyawonyezebwa yali tamumanyi, kubanga Yesu yali abulidde mu bantu abangi abaali mu kifo ekyo.
145:14 Mak 2:5; Yk 8:11Oluvannyuma lw’ebyo Yesu n’amulaba mu Yeekaalu, n’amugamba nti, “Kaakano oli mulamu, naye toddangamu okwonoona, akabi akasingawo kaleme okukutuukako.” 155:15 Yk 1:19Omuntu oyo n’agenda n’ategeeza Abayudaaya nti Yesu ye yamuwonya.
16Okuva olwo Abayudaaya ne batandika okuyigganya Yesu, kubanga yakolanga ebintu ebifaanana ng’ekyo ku Ssabbiiti. 175:17 Yk 9:4; 14:10Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Kitange bulijjo akola, nange nteekwa okukola.” 185:18 a Yk 7:1 b Yk 10:30, 33; 19:7Abayudaaya kyebaava beeyongera okusala amagezi okumutta, kubanga teyakoma ku kya kumenya mateeka ga Ssabbiiti kyokka, naye yeeyita Omwana wa Katonda, ne yeefuula eyenkanaankana ne Katonda.
195:19 nny 30; Yk 8:28Awo Yesu n’abagamba nti, “Ddala ddala mbagamba nti, Omwana taliiko ky’akola ku bubwe, wabula ekyo ky’alaba Kitaawe ng’akola. Kubanga ye by’akola n’Omwana by’akola. 205:20 a Yk 3:35 b Yk 14:12Kubanga Kitaawe w’Omwana ayagala Omwana we era amulaga ky’akola, era Omwana ajja kukola ebyamagero bingi ebyewuunyisa okusinga na bino. 215:21 a Bar 4:17; 8:11 b Yk 11:25Kubanga nga Kitaawe w’Omwana bw’azuukiza abafu, bw’atyo n’Omwana awa obulamu abo baayagala. 225:22 nny 27; Yk 9:39; Bik 10:42; 17:31Era Kitaawe w’Omwana talina n’omu gw’asalira musango, naye obuyinza obw’okusala emisango gyonna yabuwa Omwana we, 235:23 Luk 10:16; 1Yk 2:23abantu bonna balyoke bassengamu Omwana ekitiibwa nga bwe bassa mu Kitaawe ekitiibwa. Atassaamu Mwana kitiibwa, ne Kitaawe eyamutuma tamussaamu kitiibwa.
245:24 a Yk 3:18 b 1Yk 3:14“Ddala ddala mbagamba nti, Awulira ebigambo byange, n’akkiriza eyantuma, aba n’obulamu obutaggwaawo, era talisingibwa musango, kubanga aliba avudde mu kuzikirira ng’atuuse mu bulamu. 255:25 a Yk 4:23 b Yk 8:43, 47Ddala ddala mbagamba nti, Ekiseera kijja, era kituuse, abafu lwe baliwulira eddoboozi ly’Omwana wa Katonda, era n’abaliwulira baliba balamu. 26Kubanga nga Kitaawe w’Omwana bw’alina obulamu mu ye, bw’atyo bwe yawa Omwana okuba n’obulamu mu ye, 275:27 nny 22; Bik 10:42era yamuwa obuyinza okusalira abantu emisango, kubanga ye Mwana w’Omuntu.
285:28 Yk 4:21“Ekyo tekibeewuunyisa, kubanga ekiseera kijja abafu abali mu ntaana lwe baliwulira eddoboozi lye 295:29 Dan 12:2; Mat 25:46ne bavaamu kubanga be baakola ebintu ebirungi, era balifuna obulamu obutaggwaawo, naye abo abaakolanga ebibi balizuukira ne babonerezebwa. 305:30 a nny 19 b Yk 8:16 c Mat 26:39; Yk 4:34Kyokka Nze siyinza kukola kintu kyonna ku bwange. Kitange nga bw’aŋŋamba bwe nkola, era n’omusango gwe nsala gwa nsonga kubanga sinoonya bye njagala nze, wabula eyantuma by’ayagala. 315:31 Yk 8:14Singa nneeyogerako nzekka, bye nneyogerako tebiba bya mazima. 325:32 nny 37; Yk 8:18Waliwo ategeeza gwe ndi, era mmanyi nga bya njogerako bya mazima.
335:33 Yk 1:7“Mmwe mwatuma ababaka eri Yokaana, era ayogedde eby’amazima. 345:34 1Yk 5:9Ebigambo ebinkakasa tebiva mu muntu, naye ebyo mbyogera mulyoke mulokolebwe. 355:35 2Pe 1:19Oyo ye yali ettaala eyayaka okubaleetera ekitangaala, ne musalawo mubeere mu kitangaala ekyo akaseera katono.
365:36 a 1Yk 5:9 b Yk 14:11; 15:24 c Yk 3:17; 10:25“Naye nnina ebinkakasa okukira ebyo ebya Yokaana, bye byamagero bye nkola, Kitange bye yampa, era bikakasa nti Kitange ye yantuma 375:37 a Yk 8:18 b Ma 4:12; 1Ti 1:17; Yk 1:18ne Kitange yennyini eyantuma akakasa ebinkwatako. Temuwuliranga ku ddoboozi lye wadde okulaba ekifaananyi kye. 385:38 a 1Yk 2:14 b Yk 3:17N’ekigambo kye tekiri mu mmwe, kubanga temukkiriza oyo gwe yatuma. 395:39 a Bar 2:17, 18 b Luk 24:27, 44; Bik 13:27Munoonya mu Byawandiikibwa kubanga mulowooza nti muyinza okubifuniramu obulamu obutaggwaawo. Kyokka Ebyawandiikibwa ebyo bye binjulira. 40Naye temwagala kujja gye ndi mulyoke mufune obulamu obutaggwaawo.
415:41 nny 44“Sinoonya kusiimibwa bantu. 42Naye mmwe mbamanyi temuliimu kwagala kwa Katonda. 43Nzize mu linnya lya Kitange ne mutannyaniriza. Omulala bw’anajja ku bubwe oyo mujja kumwaniriza. 445:44 Bar 2:29Kale muyinza mutya okukkiriza nga munoonya kusiimibwa bantu bannammwe, so nga temunoonya kusiimibwa Katonda oyo Omu yekka?
455:45 a Yk 9:28 b Bar 2:17“Naye temulowooza nti ndibawawaabira eri Kitange. Abawawaabira ye Musa, mmwe gwe mulinamu essuubi. 465:46 Lub 3:15; Luk 24:27, 44; Bik 26:22Singa Musa mumukkiriza, nange mwandinzikirizza, kubanga yampandiikako. 475:47 Luk 16:29, 31Kale obanga temukkiriza bye yawandiika, munakkiriza mutya ebigambo byange?”