Ruins of the Bethesda Pool, Jerusalem - John 5:2 "Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda." The Bethesda Pool is one of the locations at which Jesus performs a miracle. John 5:2-9 tells of the paralytic man whom Jesus healed at the Pool - "Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked." Jesus' maternal grandparents, Anne and Joachim, also lived in Bethesda.