5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gateu a pool, which in Aramaicv is called Bethesdaa and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. b 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When 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?”
8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”w 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinninga or something worse may happen to you.” 15 The man went away and told the Jewish leadersb that it was Jesus who had made him well.
16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him.
Some manuscripts Bethzatha; other manuscripts Bethsaida
Some manuscripts include here, wholly or in part, paralyzed—and they waited for the moving of the waters. 4From 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.