And entering in at the sheep gate, beside the fortress Antonia, Yeshua came to the
pools of Bethesda and there saw Onias sitting beside the waters desiring to be healed,
for he had a crooked foot which was injured from his youth.
Summary: When Yeshua went to Jerusalem to attend the Feast of Lights (25th of Kislev
— 34 CE), he came upon a man named Onias who had been suffering from a crooked foot
since his youth. Yeshua spoke to Onias, and taking the maligned foot in his hands,
Onias was healed (Y:4:22-26). According to scripture, Onias was the third person
Yeshua healed, preceded by Lazarus and Simon Ben Simeon, who were both healed just
days earlier (Y:4:1-13).
22. Now on the 25th of Kislev went Yeshua unto Jerusalem that he might attend the
Feast of Dedication, or as the Jews called, the Feast of Lights, for on that day
did Judas the Maccabee cleanse the temple of defilement.
23. And entering in at the sheep gate, beside the fortress Antonia, Yeshua came to
the pools of Bethesda and there saw Onias sitting beside the waters desiring to be
healed, for he had a crooked foot which was injured from his youth.
24. But Yeshua, drawing nigh, spoke unto the man and taking his foot in his hands,
he ministered unto him, and the foot of Onias was made straight and whole in that
25. And the disciples, seeing this thing, were filled with wonder concerning the
Master, for by the touching of the hand or the speaking of the word he had caused
that the blind should receive again their sight, and the leper was made clean, and
he that was lame did walk again.
26. And the fame of Yeshua spread throughout Jerusalem, and the chief priests were
made anxious because of him, for all the Jews round about were filled with expectations
because of him.