After Jesus healed the son of the official in Capernaum, there was a
festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now in Jerusalem
by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which
has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids blind, lame, and
paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long
time, he said to him, Do you want to be made well? The sick man answered
him, Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is
stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead
of me. Jesus said to him, Stand up, take your mat and walk. At once the
man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk. Now that
day was a sabbath.