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.
The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,x
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.