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 a  the 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 c  the JewsFeast of d  Booths was at hand. 3 e  So 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 g  show yourself to the world.” 5 h  For not even i  his brothers believed in him. 6Jesus said to them, j  My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7The world cannot hate you, but k  it hates me because I testify about it that l  its works are evil. 8You go up to the feast. I am not
Some manuscripts add yet
going up to this feast, for n  my time has not yet fully come.”
9After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

10But after o  his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 p  The Jews q  were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12And there was much r  muttering about him among the people. s  While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No t  he is leading the people astray.” 13Yet u  for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

14About the middle of the feast Jesus went up v  into the temple and began teaching. 15The Jews therefore w  marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning
Or  this man knows his letters
when he has never studied?”
16So Jesus answered them, y  My teaching is not mine, but his z  who sent me. 17 aa  If anyone’s will is to do God’s
Greek his
will ac  he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I ad  am speaking on my own authority.
18The one who speaks on his own authority ae  seeks 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 af  Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. ag  Why 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 ai  one work, and you all marvel at it. 22 aj  Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but ak  from 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 al  are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well? 24 am  Do 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 an  they seek to kill? 26And here he is, ao  speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that ap  the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27But aq  we know ar  where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears as  no one will know where he comes from.” 28So Jesus proclaimed at  as he taught in the temple, au  You know me, and you know where I come from. But av  I have not come of my own accord. aw  He who sent me is true ax  and him you do not know. 29 ay  I know him, for I come az  from him, and ba  he sent me.” 30 bb  So they were seeking to arrest him, but bc  no one laid a hand on him bd  because his hour had not yet come. 31Yet be  many of the people believed in him. They said bf  When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?”

Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

32The Pharisees heard the crowd bg  muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent bh  officers to arrest him. 33Jesus then said, bi  I will be with you a little longer, and then bj  I am going to him who sent me. 34 bk  You 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? bl  Does he intend to go to bm  the Dispersion among bn  the 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 bp  On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, bq  If anyone thirsts, let him br  come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, bs  as
Or  let him come to me, and let him who believes in me drink. As
the Scripture has said, bu  Out of his heart will flow rivers of bv  living water.’”
39Now bw  this he said about the Spirit bx  whom those who believed in him were to receive by  for as yet the Spirit had not been bz  given ca  because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Division Among the People

40When they heard these words cb  some of the people said, “This really is cc  the Prophet.” 41Others said, “This is cd  the Christ.” But some said ce  Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes cf  from the offspring of David, and comes cg  from Bethlehem, the village ch  where David was?” 43So there was ci  a division among the people over him. 44 cj  Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

45 ck  The 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 cm  Have you also been deceived? 48 cn  Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 co  Nicodemus, 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 cq  giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52They replied, cr  Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that cs  no 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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