“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)
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.