John 5:2

“Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now there is at Hierusalem by the sheepe market, a poole, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, hauing fiue porches.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep {gate} a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep `gate' a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now in Jerusalem near the sheep-market there is a public bath which in Hebrew is named Beth-zatha. It has five doorways.
- Basic English Bible

Now there is in Jerusalem, at the sheepgate, a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
- Darby Bible

Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue, Bethesda, having five porches.
- Webster's Bible

Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, called in Hebrew `Bethesda.' It has five arcades.
- Weymouth Bible

Now in Jerusalem by the sheep gate, there is a pool, which is called in Hebrew, "Bethesda," having five porches.
- World English Bible

And in Jerusalem is a waissynge place, that in Ebrew is named Bethsaida, and hath fyue porchis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and there is in Jerusalem by the sheep-[gate] a pool that is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:2


5:2 There is in Jerusalem - Hence it appears, that St. John wrote his Gospel before Jerusalem was destroyed: it is supposed about thirty years after the ascension. Having five porticos - Built for the use of the sick. Probably the basin had five sides! Bethesda signifies the house of mercy.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:2


Joh 5:2 There is at Jerusalem . . . a pool. Its supposed site is still shown, but is uncertain. Five porches. Shelters for the sick.

Discussion for John 5:2

  • Solomon Steeley for verse 2
    JESUS came to do the will of his Father, in to show the perfect way, God 's true intent, for grace and truth came by JESUS CHRIST: So on the Sabbath day JESUS heal, JESUS came to bring forth life, healing, also restoration. The Law would only limit mans understanding, and relationship with God. In this case we see the Fathers heart concerning making people whole, Spirit, soul, and body. The law would limit man, but the grace of God through JESUS CHRIST would open up to you God 's unconditional love which includes healing of the body. The possibilies are unlimited, only by the Spirit of God can we know the truth for he will reveal them to us. God You All
  • Futurelegend001 for verse 2
    Nehemiah 3:1 and 12:39 show us who built the pool

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