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Chapter Five

AFTER this there was a feast of the Iahudim; and IaHUShUA' went up to IeRUShaLeM.
2 Now there is at IeRUShaLeM a pool by the sheep gate, which is called Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, lame, and withered.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When IaHUShUA' saw him lie, and perceived that he had been already a long time, He asked him, Will you be healed?
7 The impotent man answered Him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.
8 IaHUShUA' said, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was healthy, and took up his bed, and walked to his house: and that day was Shabbat.
10 The Iahudim therefore said to him that was cured, It is ShaBBaT: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.
11 He answered them, He that healed me, the same said to me, Take up your bed, and walk.
12 Then they asked him, What man is it which told you, Take up your bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed knew not Who it was: for IaHUShUA' had quietly withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward IaHUShUA' found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are now healthy: sin no more, unless something worse happens to you.
15 The man departed, and told the Iahudim that it was IaHUShUA',which had healed him.
16 And because of this the Iahudim persecuted IaHUShUA',and sought to slay Him, since He had done these things on Shabbat.
17 But IaHUShUA' answered them, My Father continues to work to this hour, and I work.
18 Therefore the Iahudim sought the more to destroy Him, because (they contended) He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that Elohim was His Father, making Himself equal with Elohim.
19 Then answered IaHUShUA' and said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do: for what He does, these things the Son does also, in like manner.
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He does: and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may be amazed.
21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and gives life, even so the Son gives life to whoever He wills.
22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honours not the Son honours not the Father which has sent Him.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears My word, and is convinced of the One that sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of IaHUeH: and they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father has life in Himself; even so has He given to the Son to have life in Himself;
27 And has given Him authority to make justice, because He is the Son of ENaSh.
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, when all that are in the graves shall hear His voice and live.
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of decision.
30 I can of My own self do nothing: as I am taught of My Father, I decide: and My decision is righteous; because I seek not My own will, but the will of the Father which has sent Me.
31 If I testify concerning Myself, My Word is not established. (by the mouth two witnesses shall every word be established.)
32 There is Another that testifies of Me; and I know that His testimony stands firm.
33 You sent unto IaHUChaNaN, and he was a witness of this TRUTH.
34 But I will not be exalted by the testimony of man: but these things I say, that you might be Saved.
35 He was a lamp kindled and also shining: and for a time, you were willing to leap for joy in his brightness.
36 But I have greater witness than that of IaHUChaNaN: for the works which the Father gave Me to finish, the same works I do, and they testify of Me, that the Father has sent Me.
37 And the Father Himself, which has sent Me, has testified concerning Me. You have neither obeyed His voice at any time, nor seen His form.
38 And you have not His Word abiding in you: for Whom He has sent, Him you you do not think to be True.
39 You search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.
40 But you will not come to Me, that you take hold of life.
41 I receive not exaltation from men.
42 But I know you, that you have not the love of Elohim in you.
43 I am come in My Father's Name, and you receive Me not: let another come in his own name, him you will receive.
44 How can you be persuaded, which receive exaltation one of another, and seek not the excellence from Elohim only?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: it is MoSheH that accuses you, in whom you trust.
46 For if you had been persuaded by MoSheH, you would have had confidence in Me; for he wrote of Me.
47 But if you think his writings are not True, how shall you understand My Words?
*7:15 And the Iahudim marveled, saying, How does this Man know letters, having never learned?
16 IaHUShUA' answered them, and said, My instructions are not Mine, but His that sent Me.
17 If a certain one will do His will, they shall know of the instruction, whether it be of IaHUeH, or whether I speak of Myself.
18 One that speaks of self seeks ones own exaltation: but who seeks the excellence of the One that sent Him, the same is True, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
19 Did not MoSheH give you the law, and yet none of you obey the law? Why do you go about to kill Me?
20 The people answered and said, You have a demon: who goes about to kill You?
21 IaHUShUA' answered and said, I have done one work, and you all marvel.
22 MoSheH gave you circumcision; (not because it is of MoSheH, but of the fathers;) and you on the Sabbath Day circumcise a man.
23 If a man on the Sabbath Day receive circumcision, that the law of MoSheH should not be broken; are you angry at Me, because I have made a man every bit whole on the Sabbath Day?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

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Chapter One Chapter Eleven
Chapter Two Chapter Twelve
Chapter Three Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Four Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Six Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Seven Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eight Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nine Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Ten Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One

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