John 5:16

“And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And therefore did the Iewes persecute Iesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And for this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for this reason the Jews were turned against Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.
- Basic English Bible

And for this the Jews persecuted Jesus [and sought to kill him], because he had done these things on sabbath.
- Darby Bible

And therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath.
- Webster's Bible

and on this account the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath.
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.
- World English Bible

Therfor the Jewis pursueden Jhesu, for he dide this thing in the sabat.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because of this were the Jews persecuting Jesus, and seeking to kill him, because these things he was doing on a sabbath.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 5:16


Joh 5:16 The Jews persecute Jesus. The word "dioko" is literally rendered "pursued". At once they hunted Jesus and attacked him. And sought to slay him. They did not at first seek to slay him. This is omitted in the Revised Version and does not appear in the old MSS. But the officials now come to Jesus to learn why he has done this act.

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