John 5:12
New International Version
So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"

New Living Translation
“Who said such a thing as that?” they demanded.

English Standard Version
They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?”

Berean Study Bible
“Who is this man who told you to pick it up and walk?” they asked.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore they asked him, "Who is the man having said to you, 'Take it up and walk'?"

King James Bible
Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

New King James Version
Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?”

New American Standard Bible
They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick it up and walk’?”

NASB 1995
They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up your pallet and walk '?"

NASB 1977
They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?”

Amplified Bible
They asked him, “Who is the Man who told you, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk’?”

Christian Standard Bible
“Who is this man who told you, ‘Pick up your mat and walk’? ” they asked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who is this man who told you, Pick up your mat and walk?" they asked.

American Standard Version
They asked him, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up thy bed , and walk?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they asked him: “Who is this man who said to you, 'Take up your bed and walk?'”

Contemporary English Version
They asked him, "Who is this man that told you to pick up your mat and walk?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
They asked him therefore: Who is that man who said to thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

English Revised Version
They asked him, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

Good News Translation
They asked him, "Who is the man who told you to do this?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews asked him, "Who is the man who told you to pick it up and walk?"

International Standard Version
They asked him, "Who is the man who told you, 'Pick it up and walk'?"

Literal Standard Version
they questioned him, then, “Who is the Man who is saying to you, Take up your bed and be walking?”

NET Bible
They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Pick up your mat and walk'?"

New Heart English Bible
Then they asked him, "Who is the man who said to you to pick it up and walk?"

Weymouth New Testament
"Who is it," they asked, "that said to you, 'Take up your mat and walk'?"

World English Bible
Then they asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, 'Take up your mat, and walk'?"

Young's Literal Translation
they questioned him, then, 'Who is the man who is saying to thee, Take up thy couch and be walking?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pool of Bethesda
11But he answered, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” 12“Who is this man who told you to pick it up and walk?” they asked. 13But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while the crowd was there.…

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

John 5:13
But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while the crowd was there.


Treasury of Scripture

Then asked they him, What man is that which said to you, Take up your bed, and walk?

What.

Judges 6:29
And they said one to another, Who hath done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing.

1 Samuel 14:38
And Saul said, Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people: and know and see wherein this sin hath been this day.

Matthew 21:23
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?









(12) What man is that which said unto thee . . .?--They pass over the giving of the power, and quote only the command which comes under their technical prohibition. The life and strength of once-palsied limb is as nothing; the fact that this man was breaking their tradition is secondary. The real motive is a charge against Him whose power the body of the Jewish people was feeling as a life-current, quickening deadened energies, and rousing men to a sense of God's presence in their midst. Aye, and these Jews of Judaism feel the thrill of this current all around them, though their will tries to isolate them by the coldness of unbelief from a power which they have not directed, and which they refuse to be directed by. Men and women who have been all their lives lying in moral helplessness, waiting and looking for God, yet never helped by God's priests and rulers, are now standing and moving in the strength that their new Teacher gives. They cannot deny it, but can they prevent it? This spirit is life, but there is still the letter which killeth. It cuts them to the heart to see His power in their midst, but there is the body of Rabbinic precept and oral law. He has now crossed that. They will apply it to stamp out His work and kill Him.

Take up thy bed, and walk.--Omit "thy bed," with the best MSS. It is inserted from the previous verse. Their passionate question expresses itself in the fewest words.

Verse 12. - [Then] they asked him, Who is the man (contemptuous use of ἄνθρωπος, as distinct from God's great messengers, or the legislators and prophets of the olden time, who have laid down the eternal Law of God) that said unto thee, Take up [thy bed], and walk? "The Jews" here ignore the work of healing and mercy, and seek to fasten a charge of overt criminality against some person unknown. A technical offence has been clone against the honour of their sacred place. The work of healing is an insignificant compensation for such a disgrace. They would be even with the heretical healer. Saving men by questionable methods is not to be endured. "Who is the man?" "Men and women lying in moral helplessness, not helped by God's priests and rulers, are now standing and moving in the strength their new Teacher has given. They cannot deny it; but can they prevent it? The rabbinic precept which he has crossed shall be applied to stamp out his work and kill him" (Watkins).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“Who
Τίς (Tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

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.

[this]
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

told
εἰπών (eipōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

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

to pick [it] up
Ἆρον (Aron)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

walk?”
περιπάτει (peripatei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4043: From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow.

they asked.
Ἠρώτησαν (Ērōtēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.


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