Cure on the Sabbath

(John 5: 1-27)


Jn 5:6 – When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?”

Jn 5:7 –The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.”

Jn 5:8-9 – Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walked. Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walk.”

Jn 5: 16-18 – Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a Sabbath. But Jesus answered them, “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill them, because he not only broke the Sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.

The Miracle

There was a man who had been lame for 38 years. The day was the Sabbath, so no one would help him. Jesus approached the man and said rise up, take your mat and walk. The man did so and he could walk. The people around were astonished by what they had seen.

Eye Witness Accounts

The Jews persecuted Jesus because he performed this miracle on the Sabbath. Jesus then answered "My Father is at work until now, so I am at work." For this reason the Jews tried even more to kill him.

Why this miracle is important

This miracle is important because it proves that Jesus is the son of God and it also shows Jesus' defiance against the ways of the high priest of Judaism's laws.