Modern Literal Version
[John 5]

     {Joh 5:1-47 Jerusalem probably the Passover; no parallel.}

     5:1 The feast of the Jews was after these things, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 5:2 Now there is a pool in Jerusalem by the sheep gate called* Bethesda in Hebrew, having five porches. 5:3 A large multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and dried up, were reclining in this areawaiting for the moving of the water. 5:4 For* a messenger was going down every opportunity in the pool, and was disturbing the water. Therefore, the first one who stepped after the disturbance of the water became healthy, from whatever disease in which the one was being held.

     5:5 Now a certain man was there, who was held in sickness for thirty eight years. 5:6 When*Jesus saw him reclining and having known that he had spent much time already there, he says to him, Do you wish to become healthy?

     5:7 The sick man answered him, Lord, I do not have a man, in order that he might put me in the pool whenever the water is disturbed. But while* I am coming, another is going down before me.

     5:8 Jesus says to him, Arise, lift up your pallet and walk.5:9 And immediately the man became healthy, and lifted up his pallet and was walking.

     Now it was the Sabbath on that day. 5:10 So the Jews were saying to the one who had been healed, It is the Sabbath. It is not legal for you to lift up your pallet.

     5:11 He answered them, He who made* me healthy, that man said to me, Lift up your pallet and walk.

     5:12 Therefore they asked him, Who is the man who said to you, Lift up your pallet and walk?5:13 But he who was healed did not know who it was; for* Jesus had slipped out of the crowd that was in that place.

     5:14 After these things, Jesus finds him in the temple and said to him, Behold, you have become healthy. Sin no longer, in order that something worse might not happen to you. 5:15 The man went away and proclaimed to the Jews that it was Jesus who had made* him healthy. 5:16And the Jews were persecuting Jesus because of this, and were seeking to kill him, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.

     5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father is working until now, and I am working.5:18Therefore the Jews were seeking even more to kill him because of this, because he was not only tearing-down the Sabbath, but also that he was saying God is his own Father, making* himself equal to God.

     5:19 Therefore, Jesus answered and said to them, Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to youĎ, The Son is not able to do anything from himself, if he does not see what the Father is doing; for*whatever things which he does, the Son is also doing these things likewise.5:20For* the Father loves the Son, and shows to him all things which he is doing, and he will be showing him greater works than these things in order that youĎ may marvel. 5:21For* just-like the Father raises up the dead and is giving-life to them, so the Son also is giving-life to whom he wills. 5:22For* the Father is judging no one, but has given all judgment to the Son;5:23in order that all may honor the Son, just-as they are honoring the Father. He who is not honoring the Son, is not honoring the Father who sent him.

     5:24Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to youĎ, He who hears my word and believes in the one who sent me, has everlasting life, and is not coming into judgment, but has stepped out of death into the life.

     5:25Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to youĎ, The hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.5:26For* just-like the Father has life in himself, so he also gave to the Son, to have life in himself, 5:27and he also gave authority to him to make* judgment, because he is a son of man. 5:28 DoĎ not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will be hearing his voice, 5:29and will travel out; those whohave practiced good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

     5:30I am able to do nothing of myself. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I am not seeking my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me.5:31If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.5:32It is another who is testifying concerning me, and I know that the testimony which he is testifying concerning me is true.5:33YouĎ have sentpeople to John, and he has testified to the truth. 5:34But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I am saying these things, in order that youĎ might save yourselves.5:35He was that lamp which burns and appears bright, and youĎ were willing to be glad for a season in his light.5:36But the testimony which I have is greater than John's; for* the works which the Father gave to me, in order that I should complete, these same works which I am doing, testify concerning me, that the Father has sent me.5:37And the Father who sent me, he has testified concerning me. YouĎ have neither heard his voice at anytime, nor have seen his form.5:38And youĎ do not have his word remaining in youĎ, because youĎ do not believe in that man whom he sent for this.5:39 YouĎ are searching the Scriptures because youĎ think that in them youĎ have everlasting life, and these are those which are testifying concerning me;5:40and youĎ are not willing to come to me, in order that youĎ may have life.

     5:41I am not receiving glory from men.5:42But I know youĎ, that youĎ do not have the love* of God in yourselves. 5:43I have come in the name of my Father, and youĎ are not receiving me. If another comes in his own name, youĎ will be receiving that man.5:44How are youĎ able to believe, receiving glory from one another, and yet youĎ are not seeking the glory that comes from God alone?5:45DoĎ not think that I will be accusing youĎ to the Father. There is one who is accusing youĎ, Moses, in whom youĎ have hoped.5:46For* if youĎ believed in Moses, youĎ would believe in me; for* that man wrote concerning me. 5:47But if youĎ do not believe the Scriptures of that man, how will youĎ believe mydeclarations?

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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