Bible: John 5:2-18; 9:16
5:10 So the Jewish leaders 18 said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and you are not permitted to carry your mat.” 19 5:11 But he answered them, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat 20 and walk.’” 5:12 They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Pick up your mat 21 and walk’?” 22 5:13 But the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped out, since there was a crowd in that place.
5:14 After this Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “Look, you have become well. Don’t sin any more, 23 lest anything worse happen to you.” 5:15 The man went away and informed the Jewish leaders 24 that Jesus was the one who had made him well.
Responding to Jewish Leaders
5:16 Now because Jesus was doing these things 25 on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders 26 began persecuting 27 him. 5:17 So he 28 told 29 them, “My Father is working until now, and I too am working.” 30 5:18 For this reason the Jewish leaders 31 were trying even harder to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was also calling God his own Father, thus making himself equal with God.