John 71 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to slay him. 2 And the Jewish feast of tabernacles drew near. 3 And the brothers of Jesus said to him: Leave here, and go into Judaea; that thy disciples may see the works thou doest. 4 For there is no one who doeth any thing in secret, while he wisheth to become public. If thou doest these things, show thyself to the world. 5 For even his brothers did not believe in Jesus. 6 Jesus said to them: My time hath not yet come: but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but me it hateth; because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil. 8 Go ye up to the feast; I do not go up to this feast now, because my time is not yet completed. 9 These things he said, and remained still in Galilee. 10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it were secretly. 11 And the Jews sought for him at the feast; and they said, Where is he? 12 And there was much altercation among the people respecting him; for some said, He is a good man; while others said, No, but he deceiveth the people. 13 Yet no one spoke openly of him, from fear of the Jews. 14 And in the midst of the days of the feast, Jesus went into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews wondered, and said: How knoweth this man literature, having not been educated? 16 Jesus answered and said: My doctrine is not from me, but from him that sent me. 17 He that wisheth to do his pleasure, will understand my doctrine, whether it is from God, or whether I speak from my own pleasure. 18 He that speaketh according to the pleasure of his own mind, seeketh glory for himself: but he who seeketh the glory of him that sent him, is veracious, and evil is not in his heart. 19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet no one of you observeth the law. 20 Why do ye seek to kill me? The multitude answered and said: Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee? 21 Jesus replied, and said to them: I have wrought one work, and ye all wonder. 22 Because Moses gave you circumcision, (not that it was from Moses, but it was from the fathers,) ye circumcise a child on the sabbath. 23 And if a child is circumcised on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be violated, do ye murmur at me, because I have made a man entirely sound on the sabbath day? 24 Judge not, with a respect for persons; but judge ye a righteous judgment. 25 And some from Jerusalem said: Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? 26 And lo, he discourseth publicly, and they say nothing to him. Do our Elders know, that he really is the Messiah? 27 Yet we know this man, whence he is; the Messiah, when he shall come, no one knoweth whence he is. 28 And Jesus, while teaching in the temple, raised his voice and said: Ye both know me, and ye know from whence I am. And I did not come of my own accord; but he that sent me is true. Him ye know not; 29 but I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me. 30 And they sought to apprehend him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 31 And many of the multitude believed on him, and said: When the Messiah cometh, will he work greater signs than these which this man doeth? 32 And the Pharisees heard the multitude say these things of him: and they and the chief priests sent constables to take him. 33 And Jesus said: A little while longer I am with you, and then I go to him that sent me. 34 And ye will seek me, and will not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come. 35 The Jews said among themselves: Whither is he about to go, that we cannot find him? Will he go to some region of the Gentiles, and teach the profane? 36 What means this speech he uttered: Ye will seek me, and will not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come? 37 And on the great day, which was the last of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, and said: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believeth in me, as the scriptures have said, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters. 39 (This he said of the Spirit, which they who believe in him were to receive: for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40 And many of the multitude who heard his discourses, said: Certainly, he is a prophet. 41 Others said: He is the Messiah. Others said: Doth Messiah come from Galilee? 42 Doth not the scriptures say, That Messiah cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem the town of David? 43 And there was a division among the multitude respecting him. 44 And there were some of them who wished to apprehend him. But no one laid hands on him. 45 And the constables came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and the priests said to them: Why have ye not brought him? 46 The constables say to them: Never did a man speak, as this man speaketh. 47 The Pharisees said to them: Are ye also deceived? 48 Have any of the chiefs, or of the Pharisees, believed in him? 49 But this people, who know not the law, are accursed. 50 One of them: Nicodemus, he who came to Jesus by night, said to them: 51 Doth our law condemn a man, unless it first hear him, and know what he hath done? 52 They answered, and said to him: Art thou also from Galilee? Search, and see, that no prophet ariseth from Galilee. 53 So they went every one to his own house. ▼
▼ This 53d verse is wanting in many early editions of the Syriac N. Testament. So also the whole story of the adulteress, in the following chapter, v. 1-11.
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