John 5:1-15 (New Living Translation)
Jesus Heals a Lame Man
1Afterward Jesus returned to
7"I can't, sir," the sick man said, "for I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I am trying to get there, someone else always gets in ahead of me."
8Jesus told him, "Stand up, pick up your sleeping mat, and walk!"
9Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up the mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath day. 10So the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, "You can't work on the Sabbath! It's illegal to carry that sleeping mat!"
11He replied, "The man who healed me said to me, `Pick up your sleeping mat and walk.' "
12"Who said such a thing as that?" they demanded.
13The man didn't know, for Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. 14But afterward Jesus found him in the