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John 5:9

    John 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And straightway the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. Now it was the sabbath on that day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the man became well straight away, and took up his bed and went. Now that day was the Sabbath.

    Webster's Revision

    And straightway the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. Now it was the sabbath on that day.

    World English Bible

    Immediately, the man was made well, and took up his mat and walked. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And straightway the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. Now it was the sabbath on that day.

    Definitions for John 5:9

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 5:9

    The same day was the sabbath - Mr. Toynard supposes that this miracle was wrought on the 11th of Nisan, the sabbath before the passover, which was celebrated the 14th of Nisan, or 28th of March. But why did our Lord command this man to carry his bed on the sabbath, as the law prohibited all servile work, and especially the carrying of burthens? See Exodus 20:8; Jeremiah 17:21; Nehemiah 13:15. To this it may be answered,

    1. The man was a poor man, and if he had left his bed he might have lost it; and he could not have conveniently watched it till the next morning.

    2. Christ showed by this that he was Lord of the sabbath: see Matthew 12:8.

    3. This was not contrary to the spirit of the law: the sabbath was made to honor God in, and this was a public monument of his power and goodness.

    4. It was consistent with the wisdom of Christ to do his miracles so that they might be seen and known by a multitude of people, and especially in Jerusalem, which was the capital of the country, and the center of the Jewish religion; and this very circumstance of the healed man carrying his bed on the sabbath day must call the attention of many to this matter, and cause the miracle to be more generally known.

    Barnes' Notes on John 5:9

    The Sabbath - To carry burdens on the Sabbath was forbidden in the Old Testament, Jeremiah 17:21; Nehemiah 13:15; Exodus 20:8-10. If it be asked, then, why Jesus commanded a man to do on the Sabbath what was understood to be a violation of the day, it may be answered,

    1. That the Son of man was Lord of the Sabbath, and had a right to declare what might be done, and even to dispense with a positive law of the Jews, Matthew 12:8; John 5:17.

    2. This was a poor man, and Jesus directed him to secure his property.

    3. The Jews extended the obligation of the Sabbath beyond what was intended by the appointment. They observed it superstitiously, and Jesus took every opportunity to convince them of their error, and to restore the day to its proper observance, Matthew 12:6-11; Luke 6:9; Luke 13:14; Luke 14:5. This method he took to show them what the law of God really "permitted" on that day, and that works of necessity and mercy were lawful.
    Book: John