“Now that day
was the Sabbath.”
John indicated that this day was the Sabbath (Ἦν δὲ σάββατον ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ). This problem of Jesus healing on the Sabbath was a common problem in the synoptic gospels also, especially the healing of the paralytic in Luke, chapters 6:6-11, Matthew, chapter 12:9-13, and Mark, chapter 3:1-5, as well as the unique story of the man with dropsy in Luke, chapter 14:1-6. John would join the other synoptics with this story about a man at the pool being cured on the Sabbath. Do you think that people should be cured on Sundays?