GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN
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5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in
the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude
of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the
water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made
whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had
an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that
he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made
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 steppeth
down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on
the same day was the sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was
cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed,
12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take
up thy bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus
had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus
findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin
no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
15 The man departed, and told
the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
16 And therefore did
the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things
on the sabbath day.
17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto,
and I work.
18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he
not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making
himself equal with God.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the
Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself
doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth
whom he will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment
unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the
Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth
on him that sent me, hath 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 God:
and they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father hath life in himself;
so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And hath given him
authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall
hear his voice,
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 damnation.
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment
is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth
of me is true.
33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be
35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a
season to rejoice in his light.
36 But I have greater witness than that of
John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that
I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
37 And the Father
himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his
voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
38 And ye have not his word abiding
in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39 Search the scriptures;
for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
41 I receive
not honour from men.
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in
43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall
come in his own name, him ye will receive.
44 How can ye believe, which receive
honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth
you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would
have believed me: for he wrote of me.
47 But if ye believe not his writings,
how shall ye believe my words?
the key verse of John:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Five
5-15- If you believe in Jesus and someone gets mad about it, will you keep following
21-23- Do you honor Jesus Christ as God? If so, say so out loud right now. He
likes to hear you say it out loud.
24-30- Do you believe you were full of sin, and on your way to hell without Jesus
Christ? Do you believe you need to make sure you don't have sin when you die?
Is Jesus now your only way to eternal life?
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