Bible: John 5:16-18

Responding to Jewish Leaders

5:16 Now because Jesus was doing these things 1  on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders 2  began persecuting 3  him. 5:17 So he 4  told 5  them, “My Father is working until now, and I too am working.” 6  5:18 For this reason the Jewish leaders 7  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.

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