New American Standard Bible
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."
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore said to the healed man, It is sabbath, it is not permitted thee to take up thy couch.
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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Not lawful - It was forbidden, they supposed, in the Old Testament. The Jews were very strenuous in the observation of the external duties of religion.
LibraryJuly 2 Evening
[Jesus] prayed the third time, saying the same words.--MATT. 26:44. Who in the days of his flesh . . . offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.--Continuing instant in prayer.--Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication.--By prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
February 27 Morning
July the Twenty-Seventh the Work of Faith
September the Twenty-Ninth the Fountain
It came about that just as it grew dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and that they should not open them until after the sabbath. Then I stationed some of my servants at the gates so that no load would enter on the sabbath day.
'Thus says the LORD, "Take heed for yourselves, and do not carry any load on the sabbath day or bring anything in through the gates of Jerusalem.
But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath."
And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"-- so that they might accuse Him.
But some of the Pharisees said, "Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
But he answered them, "He who made me well was the one who said to me, 'Pick up your pallet and walk.'"
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