Impotent - Feeble and deficient in vigour, authority, force, and efficiency. They are inadequate and inferior in their spiritual lives.
Blind - People that are inflated with self-conceit, high minded and proud. Their eyes are enveloped with smoke causing them to be opaque and impenetrable to light. They are unable to perceive and have no intuitive recognition. They are dull, stupid and unintelligent. Arrogant is their first name and Bore is their last. They have an exaggerated estimate of their own ability and importance. They display an offensive assumption of superior importance and rights. They are overbearingly assuming and insolently proud. Their spiritual awareness is obscured and hazy. Spiritual matters are vague, ambiguous, and unknown to them. They are in the worldly dark and have no concept of the spiritual light.
Halt - People who are lame, and unable to stand erectly, and move toward the LORD GOD. They are unable to walk a straight path because of their disability, and are turned out of His Way and falter on the spiritual path. They proceed slowly and have great difficulty understanding the things of God.
Withered - Dry and barren of the influence and Spirit of God, resulting in a lack of vitality and regeneration of their spiritual lives.
5 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?