Posted in John Chapter 5, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

What Caused The Jews To Want To Try To Kill Jesus?

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. – John 5:16

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. – John 5:18

The text here is John Chapter 5:5-18 there is so much to write about in these verses.  Jesus healed a man at the pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath day.  This was a huge no no to the Jews.  According to them, nobody was allowed to do the slightest bit of work on the Sabbath Day.  That included carrying a mans bed.

Jesus changed all of that when He told the man to “Take up thy bed and walk” John 5:11. Doing that, Jesus showed He was God and that He could do anything HE wanted at any time HE wanted. 

The Jews seen Jesus as just a man. They were insulted and embarrassed and more than any other miracle Jesus had done, this one was the most offensive to the Jews.

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