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New Living Translation
John 5:8

Jesus told him, "Stand up, pick up your sleeping mat, and walk!"

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   A.W. Pinks's Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Lapide's Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Family Bible New Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Golden Chain Commentary;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Alford's Commentary;   Haydock's Catholic Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Mahan's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   Gray's Commentary;   Lightfoot's Commentary;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Wells of Living Water;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Ryle's Exposiory Thougths;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Spurgeon's Verse Expositions;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Fourfold Gospel;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Jesus, the Christ;   Miracles;   Sabbath;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Effort Demanded;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Miracles of Christ, the;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Miracle;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Healing;   John, gospel of;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Baptize, Baptism;   Miracle;   Sabbath;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bed;   Jesus Christ;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Diseases;   Healing, Divine;   Hour;   John, the Gospel of;   Pallet;   Sabbath;   Sign;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jesus Christ;   Miracles;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Bed;   Death of Christ;   House;   Impotence;   Individuality;   John Epistles of;   Judging (by Men);   Miracles;   Mission;   Sabbath ;   Sinners;   Walk (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bed, Bedstead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Bed;   Bethesda;   Chief parables and miracles in the bible;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Jesus of Nazareth;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bed;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Bethesda;  

Devotionals:

- Every Day Light - Devotion for February 1;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your bed (sleeping pad) and walk!

The Complete Jewish Bible
Yeshua said to him, "Get up, pick up your mat and walk!"

American Standard Version
Jesus saith unto him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.

Bible in Basic English
Jesus said to him, Get up, take your bed and go.

English Revised Version
Jesus saith unto him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus told him, "Pick up your mat and walk!"

English Standard Version
Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk."

Easy-to-Read Version
Then Jesus said, "Stand up! Pick up your bed and walk."

The Geneva Bible (1587)
Iesus said vnto him, Rise: take vp thy bed, and walke.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your quiltbed, and walk.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
Iesus saith vnto him: Ryse, take vp thy bedde, and walke.

Darby's Translation
Jesus says to him, Arise, take up thy couch and walk.

King James Version (1611)
Iesus sayth vnto him, Rise, take vp thy bed, and walke.

New Revised Standard
Jesus said to him, "Stand up, take your mat and walk."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus saith to him: Arise, take up thy bed and walk.

New Century Version
Then Jesus said, "Stand up. Pick up your mat and walk."

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
Jesus said to him: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.

Good News Translation
Jesus said to him, <>

Holman Christian Standard
"Get up," Jesus told him, "pick up your bedroll and walk!"

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
Iesus sayde vnto him: Aryse, take vp thy bed, and go thy waye.

Mace New Testament (1729)
rise, said Jesus to him, take up thy bed, and go your way.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
Jesus said to him, Rise up, Take up your cot and walk!

New King James
Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk."

New International Version
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”

King James Version
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

New Life Version
Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your bed and walk."

Hebrew Names Version
Yeshua said to him, "Arise, take up your mat, and walk."

International Standard Version
Jesus said to him, "Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!"

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
Jeshu saith to him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.

New American Standard Version
Jesus said to him, "Get up, pick up your pallet and walk."

The Emphasised Bible
Jesus saith unto him - Rise! take up thy couch, and be walking.

Revised Standard Version
Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk."

Tyndale Bible
And Iesus sayde vnto him: ryse take vp thy beed and walke.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
Jesus says to him, Arise, take up your bed, and walk.

The Webster Bible
Jesus saith to him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Arise, take up your mat, and walk."

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
Jesus saith to him, Rise, take up thy bed and walk.

Weymouth New Testament
"Rise," said Jesus, "take up your mat and walk."

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Jhesus seith to hym, Rise vp, take thi bed, and go.

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to him, `Rise, take up thy couch, and be walking;'

The Message
Jesus said, "Get up, take your bedroll, start walking."

Lexham English Bible
And immediately the man became well and picked up his mat and began to walk.*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to walk") (Now it was the Sabbath on that day.)

Contextual Overview

1Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3Crowds of sick people – blind, lame, or paralyzed – lay on the porches. 4* [No text] 5One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him and knew how long he had been ill, he asked him, "Would you like to get well?" 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!"

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Matthew 9:6; Mark 2:11; Luke 5:24; Acts 9:34

Gill's Notes on the Bible

Jesus saith to him, rise,.... From thy bed, or couch, on which he lay in one of the porches: and

take up thy bed and walk; these words were spoken by the same power, as those to Lazarus, which called him out of his grave; as appears from the effect they had upon the man, who was in himself impotent, weak, and helpless.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Rise, take up … - Jesus not only restored him to health, but he gave evidence to those around him that this was a real miracle. and that he was really healed. For almost 40 years he had been afflicted. He was not even able to walk. Jesus commanded him not only to “walk,” but to take up his “bed” also, and carry that as proof that he was truly made whole. In regard to this we may observe,

1. That it was a remarkable command. The poor man had been sick for a long time, and it does not appear that he expected to be healed except by being put into the waters. Yet Jesus, when he gives a commandment, can give strength to obey it.

2. It is our business to obey the commands of Jesus, however feeble we feel ourselves to be. His grace will be sufficient for us, and his burden will be light.

3. The weak and helpless sinner should put forth his efforts in obedience to the command of Jesus. Never was a sinner more helpless than was this man. If God gave him strength to do his will, so he can all others; and the plea that we can do nothing could have been urged with far more propriety by this man than it can be by any impenitent sinner.

4. This narrative should not be abused. It should not be supposed as intended to teach that a sinner should delay repentance, as if “waiting for God.” The narrative neither teaches nor implies “any such thing.” It is a simple record of a fact in regard to a man who had no power to heal himself, and who was under no obligation to heal himself. There is no reference in the narrative to the difficulties of a sinner - no intimation that it was intended to refer to his condition; and to make this example an excuse for delay, or an argument for waiting, is to abuse and pervert the Bible. Seldom is more mischief done than by attempting to draw from the Bible what it was not intended to teach, and by an effort to make that convey spiritual instruction which God has not declared designed for that purpose.

Thy bed - Thy couch; or the mattress or clothes on which he lay.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Rise, take up thy bed, and walk - Jesus speaks here as God. He speaks in no name but his own, and with an authority which belongs to God alone. And what is the consequence? The man became whole immediately; and this sudden restoration to health and strength was an incontestable proof of the omnipotence of Christ. It has been remarked, that our Lord, after having performed a miracle, was accustomed to connect some circumstance with it, which attested its truth. After the miracle of the five loaves, he ordered the fragments to be collected, which were more in quantity than the loaves themselves, though several thousands had been fed. When he changed the water into wine, he ordered some to be taken first to the steward of the feast, that he might taste and bear testimony to its genuineness and excellency. When he cured the lepers, he commanded them to show themselves to the priests, whose business it was to judge of the cure. So here, he judged it necessary, after having cured this infirm man, to order him not only to arise, but to take up his bed, and walk, which sufficiently attested the miracle which he had wrought. God's work is ever known by its excellence and good effects.

The bed of a poor Hindoo is seldom any thing besides a single mat, or a cloth as thick as a bed-quilt. Men carrying such beds may be seen daily on the highways.


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