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 for John 5:16

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 for John 5:16

Wesley's Notes for John 5:16


5:14 Sin no more - It seems his former illness was the effect or punishment of sin.

5:15 The man went and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who had made him whole - One might have expected, that when he had published the name of his benefactor, crowds would have thronged about Jesus, to have heard the words of his mouth, and to have received the blessings of the Gospel. Instead of this, they surround him with a hostile intent: they even conspire against his life, and for an imagined transgression in point of ceremony, would have put out this light of Israel. Let us not wonder then, if our good be evil spoken of: if even candour, benevolence, and usefulness, do not disarm the enmity of those who have been taught to prefer sacrifice to mercy; and who, disrelishing the genuine Gospel, naturally seek to slander and persecute the professors, but especially the defenders of it.

5:17 My Father worketh until now, and I work - From the creation till now he hath been working without intermission. I do likewise. This is the proposition which is explained #John 5:19 |- 30, confirmed and vindicated in #John 5:31 and following verses|.

5:18 His own Father - The Greek word means his own Father in such a sense as no creature can speak. Making himself equal with God - It is evident all the hearers so understood him, and that our Lord never contradicted, but confirmed it.


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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