- John 5:13-28
- John 5:13 (KJB)
- And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had
conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
- Wist - Knew or recognize
- Conveyed - Slipped away, withdrew, or turned aside
- The man could not say who healed him nor could he point him out because
Jesus had slipped away from the great multitude which gathered at the pool.
There is no doubt that the leaders had known it was Jesus because His
miracles and actions were showing up more frequently now. Even though this
man had been healed and he could not find Jesus, Jesus was not finished with
- John 5:14 (KJB)
- Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold,
thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
- Probably following his trip home to leave his sick bed there, his next
venture would have been to the temple to show the priests what had happened
to him and that he was now totally healed, which meant he was now allowed to
rejoin the other worshippers in the temple. Then Jesus goes to the temple
and finds the man there. He gives this man a command concerning his future
life. The words “behold” and “sin” are in the Imperative Mood which means
they are commands. Now it is not stated in Scripture that some type of
sinful lifestyle or act caused his condition. Nevertheless, Jesus is warning
him in no uncertain terms, go and sin no more, just like the woman caught in
adultery, where Jesus admonishes her not to sin anymore. Jesus could also be
giving the same counsel to these people that Christians are given in the
Scriptures. Once we become saved, sin should no longer be the thing we
desire nor are we to go back to any prior sins. Sin and the Christian life
are not compatible. This is not to say that Christians do not sin, but it
says that we must not go into intentional sin. Salvation is a watershed
event, a life changing transformation in the life of the believer and
worldly things lose their appeal. Just like this man who immediately went to
the temple, when a person becomes saved, they need to find a good Bible
- John 5:15 (KJB)
- The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made
- This man had now revealed his healer to the temple leaders. Just as in
the old days in the wilderness where God met His people in the temple, Jesus
met this man in the temple. Now the Jews knew who it was and it probably
confirmed their suspicions.
- John 5:16 (KJB)
- And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay
him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
- Persecute - Pursue or follow after
- It was for the purpose that Jesus healed on the Sabbath, that the Jews
had set out to persecute Him and to find a way to have Him killed. It was
not that He healed on the Sabbath, that was only the window dressing. They
were envious of Him because He was now gaining a following and exposing the
fraud and deceptions of the leaders.
(Mat 27:18 KJV) For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
It is like today when the Bible, the written word of God,
exposes the false teachers and preachers of our day. This is why the false
teachers want you reading their material so you will follow their teachings
and the Scripture verses they craftily use to manipulate the reader. Daniel
was also convicted fallaciously concerning the law of God by those who were
jealous of him. (Dan 6:5 KJV) Then said
these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we
find it against him concerning the law of his God.
Daniel prayed three times a day and would not stop
because of the decree stating that petitions only be made to the king.
- John 5:17 (KJB)
- But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
- Hitherto - To this time or every time till now
- They continued to harass Jesus but He turns to them and gives them a
lesson they will not forget. Jesus states that His Father continues to work.
The Father worked in the creation of the world and universe, and is very
active in salvation. He was also very active in the miracles which Jesus
performed. In this verse Jesus is stating that He is working in concert with
His Father and is not concerning Himself with the false teachings of the
Jews and their additions to God’s law. Jesus always had a desire to the will
of His Father and it was in that context He lived all the time He was here
on earth. Jesus was conveying this idea that He works in conjunction with
His Father to the Jews.
- John 5:18 (KJB)
- Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had
broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making
himself equal with God.
- Broken - Destroy, break up, abolish, or loose
- After Jesus tells them that God is His Father, it caused their hatred of
Jesus to increase. Now since He made Himself equal with God, they were now
desiring to kill Him more than before. Their continued hatred of Jesus just
increased until it finally manifested itself in front of Pilate when they
yelled to crucify Him. They did not know that they were part of God’s plan
for the salvation of millions nevertheless, their attitudes of hatred will
be judged in the last day and their judge will be the very one they wanted
to kill. In concert with their hatred of Jesus, their envy of Him also grew
and that was why they needed to get rid of Him or else they might lose their
lucrative positions. (John 11:48 KJV) If
we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans
shall come and take away both our place and nation.