John 7

1And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

2Now the tabernacles, the feast of the Jews, was near.

3His brethren therefore said to him, Remove hence and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou doest;

4for no one does anything in secret and himself seeks to be [known] in public. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world:

5for neither did his brethren believe on him.

6Jesus therefore says to them, My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready.

7The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, because I bear witness concerning it that its works are evil.

8Ye, go ye up to this feast. I go not up to this feast, for my time is not yet fulfilled.

9Having said these things to them he abode in Galilee.

10But when his brethren had gone up, then he himself also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret.

11The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

12And there was much murmuring concerning him among the crowds. Some said, He is [a] good [man]; others said, No; but he deceives the crowd.

13However, no one spoke openly concerning him on account of [their] fear of the Jews.

14But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.

15The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this [man] letters, having never learned?

16Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but [that] of him that has sent me.

17If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of ElohimGod, or [that] I speak from myself.

18He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that has sent him, he is true, and unrighteousness is not in him.

19Has not Moses given you the law, and no one of you practises the law? Why do ye seek to kill me?

20The crowd answered [and said], Thou hast a demon: who seeks to kill thee?

21Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and ye all wonder.

22Therefore Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye circumcise a man on sabbath.

23If a man receives circumcision on sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be violated, are ye angry with me because I have made a man entirely sound on sabbath?

24Judge not according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

25Some therefore of those of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?

26and behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers then indeed recognised that this is the Christ?

27But [as to] this [man] we know whence he is. Now [as to] the Christ, when he comes, no one knows whence he is.

28Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me and ye know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye do not know.

29I know him, because I am from him, and he has sent me.

30They sought therefore to take him; and no one laid his hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.

31But many of the crowd believed on him, and said, Will the Christ, when he comes, do more signs than those which this [man] has done?

32The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they might take him.

33Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while I am with you, and I go to him that has sent me.

34Ye shall seek me and shall not find [me], and where I am ye cannot come.

35The Jews therefore said to one another, Where is he about to go that we shall not find him? Is he about to go to the dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

36What word is this which he said, Ye shall seek me and shall not find [me]; and where I am ye cannot come?

37In the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying, If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.

38He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

39But this he said concerning the Spirit, which they that believed on him were about to receive; for [the] Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

40[Some] out of the crowd therefore, having heard this word, said, This is truly the prophet.

41Others said, This is the Christ. Others said, Does then the Christ come out of Galilee?

42Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from the village of Bethlehem, where David was?

43There was a division therefore in the crowd on account of him.

44But some of them desired to take him, but no one laid hands upon him.

45The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, Why have ye not brought him?

46The officers answered, Never man spoke thus, as this man [speaks].

47The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also deceived?

48Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

49But this crowd, which does not know the law, are accursed.

50Nicodemus says to them (being one of themselves),

51Does our law judge a man before it have first heard from himself, and know what he does?

52They answered and said to him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and look, that no prophet arises out of Galilee.

53And every one went to his home.