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John 5:6

    John 5:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he said to him, Will you be made whole?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case , he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When Jesus saw him there on the floor it was clear to him that he had been now a long time in that condition, and so he said to the man, Is it your desire to get well?

    Webster's Revision

    When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case , he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole?

    World English Bible

    When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been sick for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to be made well?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:6

    Wilt thou be made whole? - Christ, by asking this question, designed to excite in this person faith, hope, and a greater desire of being healed. He wished him to reflect on his miserable state, that he might be the better prepared to receive a cure, and to value it when it came. Addresses of this kind are always proper from the preachers of the Gospel, that the hearts, as well of hardened as of desponding sinners, may be stirred up to desire and expect salvation. Do you wish to be healed? Do you know that you are under the power of a most inveterate and dangerous disease? If so, there is a remedy - have immediate recourse to the physician. Questions of this kind are frequently asked in the secret of our souls, by the inspirations of God's Spirit. Happy those who pay attention to them, and give right answers.
    Book: John