John 5:4


King James Bible
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

New King James Version
For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.

New American Standard Bible


NASB 1995
for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.

NASB 1977
for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]

Amplified Bible
for an angel of the Lord went down into the pool at appointed seasons and stirred up the water; the first one to go in after the water was stirred was healed of his disease.]

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because an angel would go down into the pool from time to time and stir up the water. Then the first one who got in after the water was stirred up recovered from whatever ailment he had.

American Standard Version
for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the waters stepped in was made whole, with whatsoever disease he was holden.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For an Angel descended to the baptismal pool from time to time and moved the water for them; whoever first descended after the moving of the water was cured of all sickness whatever he had.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that went down first into the pond after the motion of the water, was made whole, of whatsoever infirmity he lay under.

English Revised Version


International Standard Version
At certain times an angel of the Lord would go down into the pool and stir up the water, and whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.

Literal Standard Version
for a messenger at a set time was going down in the pool, and was troubling the water, the first then having gone in after the troubling of the water, became whole of whatever sickness he was held.]]

Weymouth New Testament


World English Bible
for an angel went down at certain times into the pool, and stirred up the water. Whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was made whole of whatever disease he had.

Young's Literal Translation
for a messenger at a set time was going down in the pool, and was troubling the water, the first then having gone in after the troubling of the water, became whole of whatever sickness he was held.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pool of Bethesda
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Cross References
John 5:3
On these walkways lay a great number of the sick, the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed.

John 5:5
One man there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

John 5:7
"Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am on my way, someone else goes in before me."


Treasury of Scripture

For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatever disease he had.

whosoever.

first.

Psalm 119:60
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

Proverbs 6:4
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

Proverbs 8:17
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

was made.

2 Kings 5:10-14
And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean…

Ezekiel 47:8
Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.

Zechariah 13:1
In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For.

during
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: Genitive: against, down from, throughout, by; accusative: over against, among, daily, day-by-day, each day, according to, by way of.

[a certain] season
καιρὸν (kairon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time.

an angel
ἄγγελος (angelos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 32: A messenger, generally a (supernatural) messenger from God, an angel, conveying news or behests from God to men.

descended
κατέβαινεν (katebainen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend.

into
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article.

pool
κολυμβήθρᾳ (kolymbēthra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2861: (literal: a diving or swimming place), a pool.

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

stirred
ἐτάρασσε (etarasse)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5015: To disturb, agitate, stir up, trouble.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article.

water.
ὕδωρ (hydōr)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5204: Water.

Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then.

he who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article.

first
πρῶτος (prōtos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4413: First, before, principal, most important.

entered
ἐμβὰς (embas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1684: To step in; to go onboard a ship, embark.

after
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) genitive: with, in company with, (b) accusative: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article.

stirring
ταραχὴν (tarachēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5016: A disturbance, tumult, sedition, trouble.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article.

water
ὕδατος (hydatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 5204: Water.

was made
ἐγίνετο (egineto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: To come into being, to be born, become, come about, happen.

well
ὑγιὴς (hygiēs)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5199: (a) sound, healthy, pure, whole, (b) wholesome.

from whatever
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

disease
νοσήματι (nosēmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3553: A trouble, disease, sickness.

he was held by
κατείχετο (kateicheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2722: (a) to hold fast, bind, arrest, (b) to take possession of, lay hold of, (c) to hold back, detain, restrain, (d) to hold a ship, keep its head.

at the time.
δήποτε (dēpote)
Particle
Strong's 1221: Even at that time, whenever.


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