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May 22, 2022

Second Lesson

The New Jerusalem

Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

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The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic[a] called Bethesda,[b] which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.[c] One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

Now that day was the Sabbath.

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  1. John 5:2 Or Hebrew
  2. John 5:2 Some manuscripts Bethsaida
  3. John 5:3 Some manuscripts insert, wholly or in part, waiting for the moving of the water; 4for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water: whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.  Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible. ESV® Text Edition: 2018. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Weekly Bible Readings


May 1
Third S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 9:1–22
Psalm: Psalm 30
Second Lesson: Rev. 5:(1–7) 8–14
Gospel: John 21:1–14 (15–19)

May 8
Fourth S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 20:17–35
Psalm: Psalm 23
Second Lesson: Rev. 7:9–17
Gospel: John 10:22–30

May 15
Fifth S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 11:1–18
Psalm: Psalm 148
Second Lesson: Rev. 21:1–7
Gospel: John 16:12–22 or John 13:31–35

May 22
Sixth S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 16:9–15
Psalm: Psalm 67
Rev. 21:9–14, 21–27
Second Lesson: John 16:23–33
Gospel: John 5:1–9

May 26
The Ascension of Our Lord
First Lesson: Acts 1:1–11
Psalm: Psalm 47
Second Lesson: Eph. 1:15–23
Gospel: Luke 24:44–53

May 29
Seventh S. of Easter
First Lesson: Acts 1:12–26
Psalm: Psalm 133
Second Lesson: Rev. 22:1–6(7–11) 12–20
Gospel: John 17:20–26