John 5:16
New International Version
So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him.

New Living Translation
So the Jewish leaders began harassing Jesus for breaking the Sabbath rules.

English Standard Version
And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Berean Study Bible
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And because of this, the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

King James Bible
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

New King James Version
For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on a Sabbath.

NASB 1995
For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

NASB 1977
And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Amplified Bible
For this reason the Jews began to persecute Jesus continually because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the Jews began persecuting Jesus because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the Jews began persecuting Jesus because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.

American Standard Version
And for this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And because of this, the Jews were persecuting Yeshua and were seeking to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

Contemporary English Version
They started making a lot of trouble for Jesus because he did things like this on the Sabbath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

English Revised Version
And for this cause did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.

Good News Translation
So they began to persecute Jesus, because he had done this healing on a Sabbath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews began to persecute Jesus because he kept healing people on the day of worship.

International Standard Version
So the Jewish leaders began persecuting Jesus, because he kept doing such things on the Sabbath.

Literal Standard Version
and because of this were the Jews persecuting Jesus, and seeking to kill Him, because these things He was doing on a Sabbath.

NET Bible
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began persecuting him.

New Heart English Bible
For this cause the Jewish leaders persecuted Jesus, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

Weymouth New Testament
and on this account the Jews began to persecute Jesus--because He did these things on the Sabbath.

World English Bible
For this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on the Sabbath.

Young's Literal Translation
and because of this were the Jews persecuting Jesus, and seeking to kill him, because these things he was doing on a sabbath.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Father and the Son
15And the man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him. 17But Jesus answered them, “To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working.”…

Cross References
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 5:10
so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "This is the Sabbath! It is unlawful for you to carry your mat."

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

John 5:17
But Jesus answered them, "To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working."

John 5:18
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.

John 7:21
Jesus answered them, "I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.


Treasury of Scripture

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

persecute.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

Acts 9:4,5
And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? …

and sought.

John 5:13
And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

John 7:19,20,25
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? …

John 10:39
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,









(16) The words, "and sought to slay Him," should be omitted. They have been inserted in some MSS. to explain the first clause of John 5:18. For "He had done," read He was doing. The word is in the imperfect tense, expressing continuance or custom. It is either that from this one instance they generalise a law of practice to justify their persecution, or that some of the earlier unrecorded miracles were also performed on the Sabbath. (Comp. Luke 6:1-11.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

because
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[Jesus] was doing
ἐποίει (epoiei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

these things
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

on
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Sabbath,
σαββάτῳ (sabbatō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4521: The Sabbath, a week.

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.

began to persecute
ἐδίωκον (ediōkon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

[Him].
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.


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