John 7

After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jewish feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brothers said to him, Depart from here, and go into Judaea, that your disciples may also see the works that you do. For there is no man who does anything in secret, if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world. For his brothers did not believe in him either. Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come: but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. You go up to this feast: I am not going up to this feast; for my time has not yet fully come. When he had said these words to them, he remained in Galilee. 10 But when his brothers had gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; he deceives the people. 13 Yet no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews. 14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How has this man become learned, having never studied? 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If any man is willing to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. 18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory: but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him, he is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me? 20 The people answered and said, You have a devil: who seeks to kill you? 21 Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and you all marvel. 22 Moses gave you circumcision; (though it is not from Moses, but from the fathers;) and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man. 23 If a man may receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made an entire man well on the sabbath day? 24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteously. 25 Then some people of Jerusalem said, Is this not the man whom they seek to kill? 26 But, lo, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Do the rulers really know that this is the Christ? 27 Yet we know where this man is from: but when the Christ comes, no man will know where he is from. 28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know where I am from: and I have not come of my own accord, but he who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me. 30 Then they sought to seize him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31 And many of the people believed in him, and said, When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs than this man has done? 32 The Pharisees heard the people muttering such things about him; and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him. 33 Then Jesus said to them, Yet for a little while shall I be with you, and then I go to him who sent me. 34 You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come. 35 Then the Jews said among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go to those dispersed among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36 What manner of saying is this, You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come? 37 On the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. 38 He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this he spoke of the Spirit, which those who believe in him were to receive: for the Holy Spirit had not yet been given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40 Many of the people, when they heard this, said, Truly this is the Prophet. 41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? 42 Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes from the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, the village where David lived? 43 So there was a division among the people because of him. 44 And some would have seized him; but no man laid hands on him. 45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees; who said to them, Why have you not brought him? 46 The officers answered, Never did a man speak like this man. 47 Then the Pharisees answered them, Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd, which does not know the law, is cursed. 50 Nicodemus (who came to Jesus earlier, and who was one of them) said to them, 51 Does our law judge any man, before it hears him, and knows what he is doing? 52 They answered and said to him, Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see: no prophet arises out of Galilee. 53 [And everyone went to his own house.
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