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 whole?
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.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took
up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.