John 5:10
New International Version
and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."

New Living Translation
so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!”

English Standard Version
So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.”

Berean Study Bible
so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “This is the Sabbath! It is unlawful for you to carry your mat.”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the Jews were saying to the one having been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your mat."

King James Bible
The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

New King James Version
The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”

New American Standard Bible
So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, “It is a Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.”

NASB 1995
So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet."

NASB 1977
Therefore the Jews were saying to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.”

Amplified Bible
So the Jews kept saying to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and you are not permitted to pick up your pallet [because it is unlawful].”

Christian Standard Bible
and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “This is the Sabbath. The law prohibits you from picking up your mat.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "This is the Sabbath! It's illegal for you to pick up your mat."

American Standard Version
So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Jews were saying to him who was healed: “It is the Sabbath. You are not permitted to carry your bed.”

Contemporary English Version
When the Jewish leaders saw the man carrying his mat, they said to him, "This is the Sabbath! No one is allowed to carry a mat on the Sabbath."

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Jews therefore said to him that was healed: It is the sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.

English Revised Version
So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.

Good News Translation
so the Jewish authorities told the man who had been healed, "This is a Sabbath, and it is against our Law for you to carry your mat."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the Jews told the man who had been healed, "This is a day of worship. You're not allowed to carry your cot today."

International Standard Version
So the Jewish leaders told the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.

Literal Standard Version
the Jews then said to him that has been healed, “It is a Sabbath; it is not lawful to you to take up the pallet.”

NET Bible
So the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and you are not permitted to carry your mat."

New Heart English Bible
So the Jewish leaders said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to carry the mat."

Weymouth New Testament
That day was a Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who had been cured, "It is the Sabbath: you must not carry your mat."

World English Bible
So the Jews said to him who was cured, "It is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to carry the mat."

Young's Literal Translation
the Jews then said to him that hath been healed, 'It is a sabbath; it is not lawful to thee to take up the couch.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pool of Bethesda
9Immediately the man was made well, and he picked up his mat and began to walk. Now this happened on the Sabbath day, 10so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “This is the Sabbath! It is unlawful for you to carry your mat.” 11But he answered, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ”…

Cross References
Nehemiah 13:19
When the evening shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem, just before the Sabbath, I ordered that the gates be shut and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my servants at the gates so that no load could enter on the Sabbath day.

Jeremiah 17:21
This is what the LORD says: Take heed for yourselves; do not carry a load or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day.

Matthew 12:2
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath."

Matthew 12:10
and a man with a withered hand was there. In order to accuse Jesus, they asked Him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"

Luke 6:2
But some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"

John 1:19
And this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, "Who are you?"

John 5:11
But he answered, "The man who made me well told me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"

John 5:15
And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

John 5:16
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him.

John 7:23
If a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses will not be broken, why are you angry with Me for making the whole man well on the Sabbath?

John 9:16
Because of this, some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for He does not keep the Sabbath." But others said, "How can a sinful man perform such signs?" And there was division among them.


Treasury of Scripture

The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.

it is not.

Exodus 20:8-11
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy…

Exodus 31:12-17
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, …

Nehemiah 13:15-21
In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals…









(10) The Jews therefore said unto him.--But what they cannot deny they can cavil at. One might have expected from human hearts wonder and thankfulness that the man could walk at all. We find from the formalism which had bound the letter round men until it had well nigh crushed all heart out of them, the murmur that the carrying of his bed was not lawful on the Sabbath. This is not the only place in this Gospel where the words and works of Christ clashed with the current views of the sanctity of the Sabbath day. (Comp. John 7:23; John 9:14.) The general question has been treated in Notes on Matthew 12:10-12. Here it will be sufficient to note that the bearing of burdens was specially forbidden in the Prophecy of Jeremiah: "Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day" (Jeremiah 17:21; comp. Nehemiah 13:15 et seq.), and that the Rabbis pressed this to include a burden of any kind. They said, for example, "If any man on the Sabbath bring in or take out anything on the Sabbath from a public to a private place, if thoughtlessly he hath done this he shall sacrifice for his sin; but if wilfully, he shall be cut off and shall be stoned."

Verses 9b-16. -

(2) The outbreak of hostility due to the breach of the sabbatic law. Verse 9b. - Now it was the sabbath on that day. The form of the expression implies that it was one of the festival sabbaths rather than the weekly sabbath. These days, however, received the same reverence, and were observed with nearly the same rites and restrictions, as the ordinary sabbaths. This statement is the keynote of the great discourse which fellows, and it is made to prepare the way for the subsequent incidents. The Jews; i.e. the authorities, either the rabbis or Sanhedrists who were present in the crowd which gathered round the pool of Bethesda, or filled the neighbouring courts, are to be distinguished from "the multitude," or from the people generally. The designation evidently means the leading folk, the social censors, the hierarchy, who very soon displayed in marked fashion their jealousy and hatred of Jesus. The Jews therefore said to the man who had been healed, It is sabbath, and it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. Judging by the letter of the Law (Exodus 20:10 and Exodus 35:3), and by the precedents of Scripture (Numbers 15:32-35), and by the special injunctions of the prophets (Jeremiah 17:21-23; Nehemiah 13:15, etc.), the man was infringing a positive command. Rabbinism had indeed declared that, in cases affecting life and health, the law of the sabbath was legitimately held in abeyance; but this relaxation was so hedged about with restrictions that the poor man and the layman were unable to apply the rules. The rabbinic interpretations of the sabbatic law concerning burden bearing were so intricate and sophistical that the entire majesty of the law, and the merciful intent of the prohibition, were concealed and vitiated. Apart from these complications, the man was prima facie disobeying the letter of the law. 'Shabbath,' fol. 6, a, declares that if unwittingly a burden was carried on the sabbath, the transgressor was bound to bring a sin offering; if with knowledge, he must be stoned.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
so
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jews
Ἰουδαῖοι (Ioudaioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

said
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to the [man]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who had been healed,
τεθεραπευμένῳ (tetherapeumenō)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2323: From the same as therapon; to wait upon menially, i.e. to adore, or to relieve.

“This is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the] Sabbath!
Σάββατόν (Sabbaton)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4521: The Sabbath, a week.

It is unlawful
ἔξεστίν (exestin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1832: It is permitted, lawful, possible.

for you
σοι (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to carry
ἆραι (arai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

mat.”
κράβαττον (krabatton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2895: A bed, mattress, mat of a poor man. Probably of foreign origin; a mattress.


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