Physically challenged Gospel of John

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The physically challenged Gospel of John Here are all the Scriptures in John where Jesus comes into contact with

"the Physically challenged " I have included the NIV and TheMessage.

Although there are fewer instances, two of the ones described in rich full detail providing much food for contemplaton. Read through them and get a feel for His heart, love and attitude toward you.


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John4:46-53 (NIV) – "Oncemore he visited Cana in Galilee, where he…"

John4:46-53 (MSG) – "Nowhe was back in Cana of Galilee, the place…"

John5:1-15 (NIV) – "Some time later, Jesus went up toJerusalem for…"

John5:1-15 (MSG)"Soonanother Feast came around and Jesus was…"

John6:1-2 (NIV) – "Sometime after this, Jesus crossed to the far…"

John6:1-2 (MSG) – "Afterthis, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee…"

John7:23 (NIV)– "Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath…"

John7:23 (MSG) – "Youdo this in order to preserve one item in the…"

John9:1-41 (NIV) – "Ashe went along, he saw a man blind from birth."

John9:1-41 (MSG) – "Walkingdown the street, Jesus saw a man blind…"

John10:21 (NIV) – "Butothers said, "These are not the sayings of a…"

John10:21 (MSG) – "Butothers weren't so sure: "These aren't the…"

John11:1-44 (NIV) – "Nowa man named Lazarus was sick. He was from…"

John11:1-44 (MSG) – "Aman was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of…"


John4:46-53 (NIV) – "Oncemore he visited Cana in Galilee, where he…"

  • 46.Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.

  • 47. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.

  • 48. "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."

  • 49. The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."

  • 50. Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

  • 51. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.

  • 52. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour."

  • 53. Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he and all his household believed.


John4:46-53 (MSG) – "Nowhe was back in Cana of Galilee, the place…"

  • 6. Now he was back in Cana of Galilee, the place where he made the water into wine. Meanwhile in Capernaum, there was a certain official from the king's court whose son was sick.

  • 47. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and asked that he come down and heal his son, who was on the brink of death.

  • 48. Jesus put him off: "Unless you people are dazzled by a miracle, you refuse to believe."

  • 49. But the court official wouldn't be put off. "Come down! It's life or death for my son."

  • 50. Jesus simply replied, "Go home. Your son lives."

  • 51. On his way back, his servants intercepted him and announced, "Your son lives!"

  • 52. He asked them what time he began to get better. They said, "The fever broke yesterday afternoon at one o'clock."

  • 53. The father knew that that was the very moment Jesus had said, "Your son lives."


John5:1-15 (NIV) – "Some time later, Jesus went up toJerusalem for…"

  • 1. Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.

  • 2. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.

  • 3. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.

  • 5. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

  • 6. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"

  • 7. "Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me."

  • 8. Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."

  • 9. At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,

  • 10. and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat."

  • 11. But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.' "

  • 12. So they asked him, "Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?"

  • 13. The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.

  • 14. Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."

  • 15. The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.


John5:1-15 (MSG)"Soonanother Feast came around and Jesus was…"

  • 1. Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem.

  • 2. Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves.

  • 3. Hundreds of sick people - blind, crippled, paralyzed - were in these alcoves.

  • 5. One man had been an invalid there for thirty-eight years.

  • 6. When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, "Do you want to get well?"

  • 7. The sick man said, "Sir, when the water is stirred, I don't have anybody to put me in the pool. By the time I get there, somebody else is already in."

  • 8. Jesus said, "Get up, take your bedroll, start walking."

  • 9. The man was healed on the spot. He picked up his bedroll and walked off.

  • 10. The Jews stopped the healed man and said, "It's the Sabbath. You can't carry your bedroll around. It's against the rules."

  • 11. But he told them, "The man who made me well told me to. He said, 'Take your bedroll and start walking.'"

  • 12. They asked, "Who gave you the order to take it up and start walking?"

  • 13. But the healed man didn't know, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd.

  • 14. A little later Jesus found him in the Temple and said, "You look wonderful! You're well! Don't return to a sinning life or something worse might happen."

  • 15. The man went back and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.


John6:1-2 (NIV) – "Sometime after this, Jesus crossed to the far…"

  • 1. Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),

  • 2. and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.


John6:1-2 (MSG) – "Afterthis, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee…"

  • 1. Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),

  • 2. and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.

John7:23 (NIV)– "Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath…"

  • 23. Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath?

John7:23 (MSG) – "Youdo this in order to preserve one item in the…"

  • 23. You do this in order to preserve one item in the Law of Moses. So why are you upset with me because I made a man's whole body well on the Sabbath?

John9:1-41 (NIV) – "Ashe went along, he saw a man blind from birth."

  • 1.As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.

  • 2. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

  • 3. "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.

  • 4. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.

  • 5. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

  • 6. Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.

  • 7. "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

  • 8. His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"

  • 9. Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."

  • 10. "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.

  • 11. He replied, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see."

  • 12. "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.

  • 13. They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.

  • 14. Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.

  • 15. Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."

  • 16. Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others asked, "How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?" So they were divided.

  • 17. Finally they turned again to the blind man, "What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened." The man replied, "He is a prophet."

  • 18. The Jews still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents.

  • 19. "Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"

  • 20. "We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind.

  • 21. But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself."

  • 22. His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for already the Jews had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ would be put out of the synagogue.

  • 23. That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."

  • 24. A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God, " they said. "We know this man is a sinner."

  • 25. He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"

  • 26. Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"

  • 27. He answered, "I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?"

  • 28. Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses!

  • 29. We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."

  • 30. The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.

  • 31. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.

  • 32. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.

  • 33. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."

  • 34. To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.

  • 35. Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

  • 36. "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."

  • 37. Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."

  • 38. Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.

  • 39. Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

  • 40. Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"

  • 41. Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.


John9:1-41 (MSG) – "Walkingdown the street, Jesus saw a man blind…"



  • 1. Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth.

  • 2. His disciples asked, "Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be born blind?"

  • 3. Jesus said, "You're asking the wrong question. You're looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do.

  • 4. We need to be energetically at work for the One who sent me here, working while the sun shines. When night falls, the workday is over.

  • 5. For as long as I am in the world, there is plenty of light. I am the world's Light."

  • 6. He said this and then spit in the dust, made a clay paste with the saliva, rubbed the paste on the blind man's eyes,

  • 7. and said, "Go, wash at the Pool of Siloam" (Siloam means "Sent"). The man went and washed - and saw.

  • 8. Soon the town was buzzing. His relatives and those who year after year had seen him as a blind man begging were saying, "Why, isn't this the man we knew, who sat here and begged?"

  • 9. Others said, "It's him all right!" But others objected, "It's not the same man at all. It just looks like him." He said, "It's me, the very one."

  • 10. They said, "How did your eyes get opened?"

  • 11. "A man named Jesus made a paste and rubbed it on my eyes and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' I did what he said. When I washed, I saw."

  • 12. "So where is he?" "I don't know."

  • 13. They marched the man to the Pharisees.

  • 14. This day when Jesus made the paste and healed his blindness was the Sabbath.

  • 15. The Pharisees grilled him again on how he had come to see. He said, "He put a clay paste on my eyes, and I washed, and now I see."

  • 16. Some of the Pharisees said, "Obviously, this man can't be from God. He doesn't keep the Sabbath." Others countered, "How can a bad man do miraculous, God-revealing things like this?" There was a split in their ranks.

  • 17. They came back at the blind man, "You're the expert. He opened your eyes. What do you say about him?" He said, "He is a prophet."

  • 18. The Jews didn't believe it, didn't believe the man was blind to begin with. So they called the parents of the man now bright-eyed with sight.

  • 19. They asked them, "Is this your son, the one you say was born blind? So how is it that he now sees?"

  • 20. His parents said, "We know he is our son, and we know he was born blind.

  • 21. But we don't know how he came to see - haven't a clue about who opened his eyes. Why don't you ask him? He's a grown man and can speak for himself."

  • 22. (His parents were talking like this because they were intimidated by the Jewish leaders, who had already decided that anyone who took a stand that this was the Messiah would be kicked out of the meeting place.

  • 23. That's why his parents said, "Ask him. He's a grown man.")

  • 24. They called the man back a second time - the man who had been blind - and told him, "Give credit to God. We know this man is an impostor."

  • 25. He replied, "I know nothing about that one way or the other. But I know one thing for sure: I was blind . . . I now see."

  • 26. They said, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"

  • 27. "I've told you over and over and you haven't listened. Why do you want to hear it again? Are you so eager to become his disciples?"

  • 28. With that they jumped all over him. "You might be a disciple of that man, but we're disciples of Moses.

  • 29. We know for sure that God spoke to Moses, but we have no idea where this man even comes from."

  • 30. The man replied, "This is amazing! You claim to know nothing about him, but the fact is, he opened my eyes!

  • 31. It's well known that God isn't at the beck and call of sinners, but listens carefully to anyone who lives in reverence and does his will.

  • 32. That someone opened the eyes of a man born blind has never been heard of - ever.

  • 33. If this man didn't come from God, he wouldn't be able to do anything."

  • 34. They said, "You're nothing but dirt! How dare you take that tone with us!" Then they threw him out in the street.

  • 35. Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and went and found him. He asked him, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

  • 36. The man said, "Point him out to me, sir, so that I can believe in him."

  • 37. Jesus said, "You're looking right at him. Don't you recognize my voice?"

  • 38. "Master, I believe," the man said, and worshiped him.

  • 39. Jesus then said, "I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, and those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind."

  • 40. Some Pharisees overheard him and said, "Does that mean you're calling us blind?"

  • 41. Jesus said, "If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you're accountable for every fault and failure.

John10:21 (NIV) – "Butothers said, "These are not the sayings of a…"

  • 21.But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"


John10:21 (MSG) – "Butothers weren't so sure: "These aren't the…"

  • 21. But others weren't so sure: "These aren't the words of a crazy man. Can a 'maniac' open blind eyes?"


John11:1-44 (NIV) – "Nowa man named Lazarus was sick. He was from…"

  • 1. Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

  • 2. This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.

  • 3. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick."

  • 4. When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."

  • 5. Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

  • 6. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.

  • 7. Then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."

  • 8. "But Rabbi," they said, "a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you, and yet you are going back there?"

  • 9. Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this world's light.

  • 10. It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light."

  • 11. After he had said this, he went on to tell them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up."

  • 12. His disciples replied, "Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better."

  • 13. Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.

  • 14. So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

  • 15. and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."

  • 16. Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

  • 17. On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.

  • 18. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem,

  • 19. and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.

  • 20. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

  • 21. "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

  • 22. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."

  • 23. Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

  • 24. Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

  • 25. Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;

  • 26. and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

  • 27. "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world."

  • 28. And after she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary aside. "The Teacher is here," she said, "and is asking for you."

  • 29. When Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him.

  • 30. Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.

  • 31. When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her, noticed how quickly she got up and went out, they followed her, supposing she was going to the tomb to mourn there.

  • 32. When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."

  • 33. When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.

  • 34."Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.

  • 35. Jesus wept.

  • 36. Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"

  • 37. But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"

  • 38. Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.

  • 39. "Take away the stone," he said. "But, Lord," said Martha, the sister of the dead man, "by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days."

  • 40. Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

  • 41. So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me.

  • 42. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me."

  • 43. When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

  • 44. The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go."


John11:1-44 (MSG) – "Aman was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of…"

  • 1. A man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

  • 2. This was the same Mary who massaged the Lord's feet with aromatic oils and then wiped them with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was sick.

  • 3. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, "Master, the one you love so very much is sick."

  • 4. When Jesus got the message, he said, "This sickness is not fatal. It will become an occasion to show God's glory by glorifying God's Son."

  • 5. Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus,

  • 6. but oddly, when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed on where he was for two more days.

  • 7. After the two days, he said to his disciples, "Let's go back to Judea."

  • 8. They said, "Rabbi, you can't do that. The Jews are out to kill you, and you're going back?"

  • 9. Jesus replied, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in daylight doesn't stumble because there's plenty of light from the sun.

  • 10. Walking at night, he might very well stumble because he can't see where he's going."

  • 11. He said these things, and then announced, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. I'm going to wake him up."

  • 12. The disciples said, "Master, if he's gone to sleep, he'll get a good rest and wake up feeling fine."

  • 13. Jesus was talking about death, while his disciples thought he was talking about taking a nap.

  • 14. Then Jesus became explicit: "Lazarus died.

  • 15. And I am glad for your sakes that I wasn't there. You're about to be given new grounds for believing. Now let's go to him."

  • 16. That's when Thomas, the one called the Twin, said to his companions, "Come along. We might as well die with him."

  • 17. When Jesus finally got there, he found Lazarus already four days dead.

  • 18. Bethany was near Jerusalem, only a couple of miles away,

  • 19. and many of the Jews were visiting Martha and Mary, sympathizing with them over their brother.

  • 20. Martha heard Jesus was coming and went out to meet him. Mary remained in the house.

  • 21. Martha said, "Master, if you'd been here, my brother wouldn't have died.

  • 22. Even now, I know that whatever you ask God he will give you."

  • 23. Jesus said, "Your brother will be raised up."

  • 24. Martha replied, "I know that he will be raised up in the resurrection at the end of time."

  • 25. "You don't have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live.

  • 26. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?"

  • 27. "Yes, Master. All along I have believed that you are the Messiah, the Son of God who comes into the world."

  • 28. After saying this, she went to her sister Mary and whispered in her ear, "The Teacher is here and is asking for you."

  • 29. The moment she heard that, she jumped up and ran out to him.

  • 30. Jesus had not yet entered the town but was still at the place where Martha had met him.

  • 31. When her sympathizing Jewish friends saw Mary run off, they followed her, thinking she was on her way to the tomb to weep there.

  • 32. Mary came to where Jesus was waiting and fell at his feet, saying, "Master, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died."

  • 33. When Jesus saw her sobbing and the Jews with her sobbing, a deep anger welled up within him.

  • 34. He said, "Where did you put him?"

  • 35. Now Jesus wept.

  • 36. The Jews said, "Look how deeply he loved him."

  • 37. Others among them said, "Well, if he loved him so much, why didn't he do something to keep him from dying? After all, he opened the eyes of a blind man."

  • 38. Then Jesus, the anger again welling up within him, arrived at the tomb. It was a simple cave in the hillside with a slab of stone laid against it.

  • 39. Jesus said, "Remove the stone." The sister of the dead man, Martha, said, "Master, by this time there's a stench. He's been dead four days!"

  • 40. Jesus looked her in the eye. "Didn't I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

  • 41. Then, to the others, "Go ahead, take away the stone."

  • 42. I know you always do listen, but on account of this crowd standing here I've spoken so that they might believe that you sent me."

  • 43. Then he shouted, "Lazarus, come out!"

  • 44. And he came out, a cadaver, wrapped from head to toe, and with a kerchief over his face. Jesus told them, "Unwrap him and let him loose."