John 5:18
Good News Translation
This saying made the Jewish authorities all the more determined to kill him; not only had he broken the Sabbath law, but he had said that God was his own Father and in this way had made himself equal with God.

Contemporary English Version
Now the leaders wanted to kill Jesus for two reasons. First, he had broken the law of the Sabbath. But even worse, he had said God was his Father, which made him equal with God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.

New American Bible
For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.

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Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.

the Jews.

John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law?

broken.

John 7:22,23 Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers): and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man. . . .

Matthew 12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple break the sabbath, and are without blame?

God was.

John 5:23 That all men may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He who honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father who hath sent him.

John 8:54,58 Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God. . . .

John 10:30,33 I and the Father are one. . . .

John 14:9,23 Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou: Shew us the Father? . . .

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand to the little ones.

Philippians 2:6 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Revelation 21:22,23 And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb. . . .

Revelation 22:1,3 And he shewed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. . . .

Context
The Father and the Son
17But Jesus answered them: My Father worketh until now; and I work. 18Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God. 19Then Jesus answered and said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you, the Son cannot do any thing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doth, these the Son also doth in like manner.…
Cross References
John 1:19
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites to him, to ask him: Who art thou?

John 5:15
The man went his way and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

John 5:16
Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them: My Father worketh until now; and I work.

John 7:1
After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

John 10:33
The Jews answered him: For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy: and because that thou. being a, man, makest thyself God.

John 19:7
The Jews answered him: We have a law; and according to the law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

Philippians 2:6
Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Additional Translations
Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

Therefore because of this, the Jews were seeking the more to kill Him, because not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but also He was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal to God.

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

For this therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he had not only violated the sabbath, but also said that God was his own Father, making himself equal with God.

For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

On this account then the Jews were all the more eager to put Him to death--because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also spoke of God as being in a special sense His Father, thus putting Himself on a level with God.

For this cause therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

because of this, then, were the Jews seeking the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the sabbath, but he also called God his own Father, making himself equal to God.
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