The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath
Jn. 5:1 a Background-Temporal (b) After this
b Event there was a feast of the Jews,
c Departure and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Jn. 5:2 a Status Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool,
b Interpretation in Aramaic called Bethesda,
c Characterization which has five roofed colonnades.
Jn.5:3 a Background-Location (b) In these
b Status lay a multitude of invalids—
c List-Item blind,
d List-Item lame,
e List-Item paralyzed.
Jn. 5:5 a Status One man was there
b Characterization who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
Jn. 5:6 b Experience When Jesus saw
a Topic him
b Experience lying there
c Experience and knew that he had already been there a long time,
d Speech he said to him,
e Question “Do you want to be healed?”
Jn. 5:7 a Response The sick man answered him,
b Address (c) “Sir,
c Status I have no one
d Expansion to
f Action put me into the pool
e Background-Temporal (f) when the water is stirred up,
g Background-Temporal (h) and while I am going
h Action another steps down before me.”
Jn. 5:8 a Response Jesus said to him,
b Command “Get up,
c Command take up your bed,
d Command and walk.”
Jn.5:9 a Background-Temporal (b) And at once
b Event the man was healed,
c Subsequent and he took up his bed
d Subsequent and walked.
e Parenthetical Now that day was the Sabbath.
Jn. 5:10 a Result So the Jews said to the man who had been healed,
b Status “It is the Sabbath,
c Mandate (Neg.) and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.”
Jn. 5:11 a Response But he answered them,
b Topic “The man who healed me,
c Speech that man said to me,
d Command ‘Take up your bed,
e Command and walk.’ ”
Jn.5:12 a Response They asked him,
b Question “Who is the man
c Speech who said to you,
d Command ‘Take up your bed and walk’?”
13 a Topic Now the man who had been healed
b Experience did not know who it was,
c Reason for Jesus had withdrawn,
d Status as there was a crowd in the place.
14 a Background-Temporal (b) Afterward
b Jesus-Action Jesus found him in the temple
c Speech and said to him,
d Exclamation “See, you are well!
e Command Sin no more,
f Purpose that nothing worse may happen to you.”
15 a Departure The man went away
b Subsequent and told the Jews
c Expansion that it was Jesus who had healed him.
16 a Cause (b) And this was why
b Action the Jews were persecuting Jesus,
c Reason because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.
17 a Response But Jesus answered them,
b Topic “My Father
c Divine-Action is working until now,
d Jesus-Action and I am working.”
Jesus Is Equal with God
18 a Cause (b) This was why
b Action the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him,
c Reason because not only was he breaking the Sabbath,
d Escalation but he was even calling God his own Father,
e Explanation making himself equal with God.
The Authority of the Son
19 a Response So Jesus
b Speech said to them,
c Exclamation “Truly, truly,
d Speech I say to you,
e Denial the Son can do nothing of his own accord,
f Condition but only what he sees the Father doing.
g Reason For whatever the Father does,
h Jesus-Action that the Son does likewise.
20 a Explanation For the Father loves the Son
b Continuation and shows him all
c Characterization that he himself is doing.
d Escalation And greater works than these will he show him,
e Result so that you may marvel.
21 a Comparison For as the Father raises the dead
b Continuation and gives them life,
c Manner (d) so
d Wish (Pos.) also the Son gives life to whom he will.
22 a Reason For the Father judges no one,
b Contrast but has given all judgment to the Son,
23 a Result that all may honor the Son,
b Comparison just as they honor the Father.
c Topic Whoever does not honor the Son
d Denial does not honor the Father
e Characterization who sent him.
24 a Exclamation Truly, truly,
b Speech I say to you,
d Topic whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me
e Status has eternal life.
f Result He does not come into judgment,
g Contrast but has passed from death to life.
25 a Exclamation “Truly, truly,
b Speech I say to you,
d Prediction an hour is coming, and is now here,
e Temporal when
f Experience the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God,
g Event and those who hear will live.
26 a Reason For as the Father has life in himself,
b Comparison so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
27 a Continuation And he has given him authority to execute judgment,
b Reason because he is the Son of Man.
28 a Command Do not marvel at this,
b Reason for an hour is coming
c Characterization when
d Topic all who are in the tombs
e Experience will hear his voice
29 a Subsequent and come out,
b Topic those who have done good
c Location to the resurrection of life,
d Topic and those who have done evil
e Location to the resurrection of judgment.
Witnesses to Jesus
30 a Denial “I can do nothing on my own.
b Comparison (c) As I hear,
c Jesus-Action I judge,
d Topic and my judgment
e Characterization is just,
f Reason because I seek not my own will
g Contrast but the will of him who sent me.
31 a Background-Condition (b) If I alone bear witness about myself,
b Implication my testimony is not true.
32 a Status There is another who bears witness about me,
b Affirmation and I know that the testimony
c Characterization that he bears about me
b Affirmation is true.
33 a Action You sent to John,
b Action and he has borne witness to the truth.
34 a Denial Not that the testimony that I receive is from man,
b Contrast but
d Speech I say
c Topic these things
e Purpose so that you may be saved.
35 a Topic (b) He
b Characterization was a burning and shining lamp,
c Topic (d) and you
d Wish (Pos.) were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
36 b Status But the testimony that
a Topic (b) I
b Status have is greater than that of John.
c Reason For the works
d Characterization that the Father has given me
e Purpose to accomplish,
f Topic (g) the very works that I am doing,
g Action bear witness about me
h Expansion that the Father has sent me.
37 a Topic (b) And the Father who sent me
b Divine-Action has himself borne witness about me.
c Denial His voice you have never heard,
d Denial his form you have never seen,
38 a Denial and you do not have his word abiding in you,
b Reason for
d Denial you do not believe the one
c Topic (d) whom he has sent.
39 a Action You search the Scriptures
b Reason because you think that in them you have eternal life;
c Status and it is they that bear witness about me,
40 a Wish (Neg.) yet you refuse to come to me
b Purpose that you may have life.
41 Denial I do not receive glory from people.
42 a Contrast But I know
b Expansion that
a Contrast you
c Denial do not have the love of God within you.
43 a Arrival I have come in my Father’s name,
b Subsequent and you do not receive me.
c Background-Condition (d) If another comes in his own name,
d Prediction you will receive him.
44 a Question How can you believe,
b Expansion when you receive glory from one another
c Contrast and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
45 a Command Do not think
b Expansion that
c Jesus-Action I will accuse you to the Father.
d Status There is one who accuses you:
e Characterization Moses,
f Characterization on whom you have set your hope.
46 a Background-Condition (b) For if you believed Moses,
b Implication you would believe me;
c Reason for he wrote of me.
47 a Background-Condition (b) But if you do not believe his writings,
b Question how will you believe my words?”