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John 5:7

    John 5:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The weak man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The ill man said in answer, Sir, I have nobody to put me into the bath when the water is moving; and while I am on the way down some other person gets in before me.

    Webster's Revision

    The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

    World English Bible

    The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I'm coming, another steps down before me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:7

    Sir, I have no man - Ναι, Κυριε - "Yes, sir; but I have no man:" - this is the reading of C*GH, fourteen others, both the Syriac, later Persic, Arabic, and Chrysostom. Reader, be thankful to God for health and outward comforts. When long affliction has been allied to deep poverty, how deplorable is the state!

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:7

    Sir, I have no man ... - The answer of the man implied that he did wish it, but, in addition to all his other trials, he had no "friend" to aid him. This is an additional circumstance that heightened his affliction.

    Wesley's Notes on John 5:7

    5:7 The sick man answered - Giving the reason why he was not made whole, notwithstanding his desire.
    Book: John