After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.…
For thirty-eight years had his bed borne the sick man, now the healed man bears his bed of infirmity away: in like manner do converted sinners take the materials of their former conversation, and at the same time with joy and shame bear them as trophies of victory, but as reminders too; thus does the converted miser, for example, say to mammon, "Formerly thou hadst me, but now I have thee;" he takes his possessions and goes away ready to lay out all that he has to God's honour and service. But the bed of sickness, when it is turned into the restored man's trophy of victory, should also preach of the healing work of God.
(R. Besser, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.