John 5:3

“In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 5:3

In these lay a great multitude of impotent folke, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the mouing of the water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In these lay a multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, `waiting for the moving of the water.'
- American Standard Version (1901)

In these doorways there were a great number of people with different diseases: some unable to see, some without the power of walking, some with wasted bodies.
- Basic English Bible

In these lay a multitude of sick, blind, lame, withered, [awaiting the moving of the water.
- Darby Bible

In these lay a great multitude of impotent persons, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
- Webster's Bible

In these there used to lie a great number of sick persons, and of people who were blind or lame or paralyzed.
- Weymouth Bible

In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;
- World English Bible

In these lay a greet multitude of sike men, blynde, crokid, and drie, abidynge the mouyng of the watir.
- Wycliffe Bible

in these were lying a great multitude of the ailing, blind, lame, withered, waiting for the moving of the water,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 5:3

Wesley's Notes for John 5:3


5:1 A feast - Pentecost.

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.

5:4 An angel - Yet many undoubtedly thought the whole thing to be purely natural. At certain times - Perhaps at a certain hour of the day, during this paschal week, went down - The Greek word implies that he had ceased going down, before the time of St. John's writing this. God might design this to raise expectation of the acceptable time approaching, to add a greater lustre to his Son's miracles, and to show that his ancient people were not entirely forgotten of him. The first - Whereas the Son of God healed every day not one only, but whole multitudes that resorted to him.


People's Bible Notes for John 5:3


Joh 5:3,4 In these lay a great multitude. All that follows the word "withered" in the third verse and all the fourth are wanting in the best MSS, and are evidently an interpolation.

Discussion for John 5:3

  • Futurelegend001 on John 5:3
    These shows that no matter men's problem they will never leave a place they are sure they could get solution.And that was why the man in verse 5 could wait for 39 years,


 

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