John 7

Jesus Teaches at the Feast

After these things Jesus a was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because b the Jews c were seeking to kill Him. Now the feast of the Jews d the Feast of Booths, was near. Therefore His e brothers said to Him, “Leave here and go into Judea, so that Your f disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. For no one does anything in secret
Lit and
when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”
For not even His h brothers were believing in Him. So Jesus said to them, i My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune. j The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that k its deeds are evil. Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because l My time has not yet fully come.” Having said these things to them, He stayed in Galilee.

10 But when His m brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret. 11  n So the Jews o were seeking Him at the feast and were saying, “Where is He?” 12 There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; p some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.” 13 Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for q fear of the Jews.

14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to r teach. 15  s The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man t become learned, having never been educated?” 16 So Jesus answered them and said, u My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17  v If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. 18 He who speaks from himself w seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

19  x Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you y seek to kill Me?” 20 The crowd answered z You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?” 21 Jesus answered them, I did aa one
Or work
deed, and you all marvel.
22 For this reason ac Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from ad the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man. 23  ae If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? 24 “Do not af judge according to appearance, but
Lit judge the righteous judgment
judge with righteous judgment.”

25 So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill? 26 Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. ah The rulers do not really know that this is
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ, do they?
27 However, aj we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from.” 28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple ak teaching and saying, al You both know Me and know where I am from; and am I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29  an I know Him, because ao I am from Him, and ap He sent Me.” 30 So they aq were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His ar hour had not yet come. 31 But as many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, at When
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ comes, He will not perform more
Or attesting miracles
aw signs than those which this man has, will He?”

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent ax officers to ay seize Him. 33 Therefore Jesus said, az For a little while longer I am with you, then ba I go to Him who sent Me. 34  bb You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.” 35  bc The Jews then said to one another bd Where does this man intend to go that we will not find Him? He is not intending to go to be the Dispersion among bf the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He? 36 What is this statement that He said, bg You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come?”

37 Now on bh the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying,
Vv 37-38 may also be read: If anyone is thirsty,...let him come..., he who believes in me as...
bj If anyone is thirsty
Or let him keep coming to Me and let him keep drinking
let him come to Me and drink.
38 He who believes in Me, bl as the Scripture said, ‘From
Lit out of his belly
his innermost being will flow rivers of bn living water.’”
39 But this He spoke bo of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for bp the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet bq glorified.

Division of People over Jesus

40  Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is br the Prophet.” 41 Others were saying, “This is
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ.” Still others were saying bt Surely
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?
42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from bv the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So bw a division occurred in the crowd because of Him. 44  bx Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

45 The by officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” 46 The bz officers answered, ca Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.” 47 The Pharisees then answered them, cb You have not also been led astray, have you? 48  cc No one of cd the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he? 49 But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.” 50  ce Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them, 51  cf Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?” 52 They answered him, cg You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.” 53 [
Later mss add the story of the adulterous woman, numbering it as Jhn.7.53-8:11
Everyone went to his home.
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