1"I(A) loathe my life;I will give free utterance to my(B) complaint;
I will speak in(C) the bitterness of my soul. 2I will say to God, Do not(D) condemn me;
let me know why you(E) contend against me. 3(F) Does it seem good to you to oppress,
to despise(G) the work of your hands
(H) and favor the designs of the wicked? 4Have you(I) eyes of flesh?
(J) Do you see as man sees? 5Are your days as the days of man,
or your(K) years as a man’s years, 6that you(L) seek out my iniquity
and search for my sin, 7although you(M) know that I am not guilty,
and there is(N) none to deliver out of your hand? 8(O) Your hands fashioned and made me,
and now you have destroyed me altogether. 9Remember that you have made me like(P) clay;
and will you return me to the(Q) dust? 10Did you not pour me out like milk
and curdle me like cheese? 11You clothed me with skin and flesh,
and knit me together with bones and sinews. 12You have granted me life and steadfast love,
and your care has preserved my spirit. 13Yet these things you hid in your heart;
I know that(R) this was your purpose. 14If I sin, you(S) watch me
and do not(T) acquit me of my iniquity. 15(U) If I am guilty, woe to me!
If I am(V) in the right, I cannot lift up my head,for I am filled with disgrace
and(W) look on my affliction. 16And were my head lifted up,[a] you would hunt me like(X) a lion
and again work(Y) wonders against me. 17You renew your(Z) witnesses against me
and increase your vexation toward me;
you(AA) bring fresh troops against me.
1After this there was a(A) feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.2Now there is in Jerusalem by(B) the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic[a] called Bethesda,[b] which has five roofed colonnades. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and(C) paralyzed.[c] 5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 7The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me." 8Jesus said to him, (D) "Get up, take up your bed, and walk." 9(E) And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. (F) Now that day was the Sabbath. 10So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and(G) it is not lawful for you to take up your bed." 11But he answered them, "The man who healed me, that man said to me, 'Take up your bed, and walk.'" 12They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk'?" 13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for(H) Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place. 14Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well!(I) Sin no more,(J) that nothing worse may happen to you." 15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him. 16And this was why the Jews(K) were persecuting Jesus,(L) because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I am working."
18This was why the Jews(M) were seeking all the more to kill him,(N) because not only was he(O) breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God(P) his own Father,(Q) making himself equal with God.Footnotes:John 5:2 Or Hebrew John 5:2 Some manuscripts Bethsaida John 5:3 Some manuscripts insert, wholly or in part, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water: whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had