John 5:1-16 Healing at the Pool of Bethesda by the Sheep Gate

Healing when the Waters Moved

1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.

 

Thirty Eight Year Infirmity Healed on the Sabbath

5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" 7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me." 8 Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.

 

Who made you well?

10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed." 11 He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.' " 12 Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.

 

Sin no more lest a worse thing come upon you

14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." 15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

 

Reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him

16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath NKJV

 

Facts Revealed:

V    Jesus went to Jerusalem for a Feast of the Jews. [John 5:1]

Healing when the Waters Moved

V    In Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate is the Pool of Bethesda, where an angel goes into the pool at a certain time and stirs the water, the first into the pool after it is stirred is healed of any disorder. [John 5:2-4]

   Seven porches surround the pool where those who need healing gather to await the stirring of the water, the blind, lame, paralyzed etc, a great multitude.

Thirty Eight Year Infirmity Healed on the Sabbath

V    A man who had an infirmity for thirty-eight years was there, but someone else always preceded him into the pool. [John 5:5-7]

   Jesus saw him, and knowing that he had been in that condition a long time, Jesus asked him if he wanted to be healed. [John 5:6]

   He told Jesus he had no one to put him into the pool at the right time. [John 5:7]

   Jesus said, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." [John 5:8]

   Immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. [John 5:9]

Who made you well?

V    The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed." [John 5:10]

   He answered them, "He who made me well said to me, 'Take up your bed and walk.' " [John 5:11]

   Then they asked him, "Who is the Man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" [John 5:12]

   But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. [John 5:13]

Sin no more lest a worse thing come upon you

V    Jesus found him in the Temple and said, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." [John 5:14]

   After the Lord heals us of our infirmities, if we sin again, we are open for the oppression of a far greater problem. [John 5:13]

   This command of Jesus, "Sin no more," is very important in our relationship with God, and future ailments. [John 5:14, 8:11]

   The man told the Jews that it was Jesus Who had made him well. [John 5:15]

Reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him

V    The Jews wanted to kill Jesus because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath. [John 5:16, Matthew 12:9-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11]