Yokhanan 5 – יוחנן ה


1After these things there was a khag of the Yehudim; and Yeshua went up to Yerushalayim.  2Now there was at Yerushalayim an immersion pool, which is called Beit Khisda, having five entries.  3And at these entries a great many sick people were lying, the blind, the lame, and the crippled; and they were waiting for the water to be stirred up; 4for a Malakh of Elohim went down at a certain time to the immersion pool and stirred up the water; and whoever went in first after the stirring of the water was healed of any disease he had.  5A man was there who had been sick for thirty-eight years.  6Yeshua saw this man lying down, and He knew that he had been waiting for a long time; so He said to him, “Do you wish to be healed?”  7The sick man answered, saying, “Yes, My Adon; but I have no man, when the water is stirred up, to put me into the immersion pool; but while I am coming, another one goes in before me.”   8Yeshua  said  to  him,  “Rise, take up your quilt and walk.”  9And the man was healed immediately, and he got up and took his quilt and walked. And that day was Shabbat.  10So the Y’hudim said to Him who was healed, “It is Shabbat; it is not permitted for you to carry your quilt.”  11He answered, saying to them, “He who healed me told me, ‘Take up your quilt and walk.’”  12And they asked him, “Who is this man who said to you, ‘take up your quilt and walk?’”  13But he who was healed did not know who He was; for Yeshua was pressed by a large crowd which was at that place.  14After a while, Yeshua found him in the Heikhal and said to him, “Behold, you are healed; do not sin again, for something worse might happen to you than at first.”  15And the man went away and told the Y’hudim that it was Yeshua who had healed him.  16And for this reason the Y’hudim persecuted Yeshua and wanted to kill Him, because He was doing these things on Shabbat.

17But Yeshua said to them, “Avi works even until now, so I also work.”  18And for this the Y’hudim wanted the more to kill Him, not only because He loosened the Shabbat, but also because He said concerning Elohim that He was His Father, and He was making Himself equal with Elohim.  19Yeshua answered, saying to them, “Amein, Amein, I say to you that HaBen can do nothing of His own accord, except what He sees HaAv doing; for the things which HaAv does, the same HaBen does also.  20For HaAv loves His Son, and He shows Him everything that He does; and He will show Him greater works than these, so that you may marvel.  21For just as HaAv raises the dead and gives them life, even so HaBen gives life to those whom He will.  22For HaAv does not judge any man, but He has entrusted all judgment to HaBen; 23so that every man should honor HaBen, just as He honors HaAv. He who does not honor HaBen does not honor HaAv who sent Him.  24Amein, Amein, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes Him who has sent me has Khayei Olam; and he does not come before the judgment, but he passes from Mavet to Khayim.  25Amein, Amein, I say to you, the time is coming, and it is now already here, when the dead will hear the voice of Ben HaElohim; and those who hear it will live.  26For as HaAv has life in His Nature, even so He has given to HaBen also to have life in His Nature.  27And He has given Him authority to execute judgment also, for He is Ben HaAdam.  28Do not wonder at this; for the time is coming when all those who are in their graves will hear His voice,  29and they will come out; those who have done good works to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil works to the resurrection of judgment.  30I can do nothing of myself; but as I hear I judge, and my judgment is just; for I do not seek my own will, but the will of Him who sent me.”

31“If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.  32It is another one who testifies concerning me; and I know that the testimony which He testifies concerning me is true.  33You sent to Yokhanan, and he testified concerning the truth.  34But I do not receive any testimony from men; but I tell you these things so that you will live.  35He was a lamp which burns and gives light; and you were willing to delight in his light for a while.  36But I have a greater testimony than that of Yokhanan; for the works which Avi has given me to finish, the same works which I do testify concerning me, that HaAv has sent me.  37And HaAv who sent me has testified concerning me. But you have never heard His voice nor seen His appearance.  38And His word does not abide in you, because you do not believe in Him whom He has sent.  39Examine the scriptures; in them you trust that you have Khayei Olam; and even they testify concerning me.  40Yet you will not come to me, that you might have Khayei Olam.  41I do not receive any praise from men.  42But I know you well, that the love of Elohim is not in you.  43I have come in the Name of Avi, and you do not receive me; if another should come in his own name, you will receive him.  44How can you believe, when you accept praise one from another, but the praise from Elohim only, you do not want?  45What, do you think that I will accuse you before HaAv; there is one who will accuse you, even Moshe, in whom you hope.  46For if you had believed in Moshe, you would also have believed in me; for Moshe wrote concerning me.  47If you do not believe his writings, how then can you believe my words?”

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