Readings from the Bible for the Roman Catholic liturgy in the ordinary form

Tuesday of the fourth week of Lent

The Pool of Bethesda (Robert Bateman, 1877, Yale Center for British Art)
jn 5:2-7

Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep (Gate) a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. . One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.".

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