au[See ver. 27 above]

John 7

Jesus at the Feast of Booths

1After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because athe Jews
Or Judeans; Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time
were seeking to kill him.
2Now cthe JewsFeast of dBooths was at hand. 3 eSo his brothers
Or  brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 10
said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing.
4For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, gshow yourself to the world.” 5 hFor not even ihis brothers believed in him. 6Jesus said to them, jMy time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7The world cannot hate you, but kit hates me because I testify about it that lits works are evil. 8You go up to the feast. I am not
Some manuscripts add yet
going up to this feast, for nmy time has not yet fully come.”
9After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

10But after ohis brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 pThe Jews qwere looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12And there was much rmuttering about him among the people. sWhile some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, the is leading the people astray.” 13Yet ufor fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

14About the middle of the feast Jesus went up vinto the temple and began teaching. 15The Jews therefore wmarveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning,
Or  this man knows his letters
when he has never studied?”
16So Jesus answered them, yMy teaching is not mine, but his zwho sent me. 17 aaIf anyone’s will is to do God’s
Greek his
will, ache will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I adam speaking on my own authority.
18The one who speaks on his own authority aeseeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19 afHas not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. agWhy do you seek to kill me?” 20The crowd answered, ah“You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?” 21Jesus answered them, “I did aione work, and you all marvel at it. 22 ajMoses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but akfrom the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, alare you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well? 24 amDo not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Can This Be the Christ?

25Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom anthey seek to kill? 26And here he is, aospeaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that apthe authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27But aqwe know arwhere this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, asno one will know where he comes from.” 28So Jesus proclaimed, atas he taught in the temple, au“You know me, and you know where I come from. But avI have not come of my own accord. awHe who sent me is true, axand him you do not know. 29 ayI know him, for I come azfrom him, and bahe sent me.” 30 bbSo they were seeking to arrest him, but bcno one laid a hand on him, bdbecause his hour had not yet come. 31Yet bemany of the people believed in him. They said, bfWhen the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?”

Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

32The Pharisees heard the crowd bgmuttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent bhofficers to arrest him. 33Jesus then said, biI will be with you a little longer, and then bjI am going to him who sent me. 34 bkYou will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come.” 35The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? blDoes he intend to go to bmthe Dispersion among bnthe Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36What does he mean by saying, bo‘You will seek me and you will not find me,’ and, Where I am you cannot come?”

Rivers of Living Water

37 bpOn the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, bqIf anyone thirsts, let him brcome to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, bsas
Or  let him come to me, and let him who believes in me drink. As
the Scripture has said, buOut of his heart will flow rivers of bvliving water.’”
39Now bwthis he said about the Spirit, bxwhom those who believed in him were to receive, byfor as yet the Spirit had not been bzgiven, cabecause Jesus was not yet glorified.

Division Among the People

40When they heard these words, cbsome of the people said, “This really is ccthe Prophet.” 41Others said, “This is cdthe Christ.” But some said, ceIs the Christ to come from Galilee? 42Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes cffrom the offspring of David, and comes cgfrom Bethlehem, the village chwhere David was?” 43So there was cia division among the people over him. 44 cjSome of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

45 ckThe officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46The officers answered, cl“No one ever spoke like this man!” 47The Pharisees answered them, cmHave you also been deceived? 48 cnHave any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 coNicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 cp“Does our law judge a man without first cqgiving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52They replied, crAre you from Galilee too? Search and see that csno prophet arises from Galilee.”

[The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11.]
Some manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11; others add the passage here or after 7:36 or after 21:25 or after Luke 21:38, with variations in the text

The Woman Caught in Adultery

53[[They went each to his own house,

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