John 7




1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judea because the Jews sought to kill him.
2 AND the feast of the Jews was nigh, the feast of tabernacles.
3 Then his brothers said to him, Go down from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do;
4 for no one does any thing in secret, and seeks himself to be in public. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.
5 For his brothers did not believe on him.
6 Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7 The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, because I testify of it that its works are evil.
8 Do you go up to the feast; I go not up to this feast, because my time has not yet fully come.
9 Having said these things he continued 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 complaining concerning him among the multitude; some said, He is a good man; others said, No; but he deceives the people.
13 Nevertheless, no one spoke openly for him from fear of the Jews.
14 And in the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
15 Then the Jews wondered, saying, How does this man know letters, not having learned?
16 Then Jesus answered them and said, My teaching is not mine but his that sent me.
17 If any one will do his will, he shall know of the teaching whether it is from God or whether I speak from myself.
18 He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, this [man] is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
19 Did not Moses give you the law? and no one of you performs the law. Why do you seek to kill me?
20 The multitude answered, You have a demon; who seeks to kill you?
21 Jesus answered and said to them, I performed one work and you all wonder.
22 Moses gave you circumcision, not that it is of Moses but of the fathers, and you circumcise a man on the sabbath.
23 If a man receives circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a man entirely sound on the sabbath?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge a righteous judgment.
25 Then some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
26 And behold, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers at length learned that this is the Christ?
27 But we know this man whence he is; but when the Christ comes, no one knows whence he is.
28 Then Jesus cried, teaching in the temple and saying, You both know me and know whence I am; and I have not come of myself; but he that sent me is true, whom you know not;
29 I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.
30 Then they sought to take him by force; but no man laid a hand on him, for his hour had not yet come.
31 And many of the multitude believed on him, and said, When the Christ comes will he perform more miracles than this man has performed?
32 The Pharisees heard the multitude saying these things concerning him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent to take him by force.
33 Then Jesus said, Yet a little while am I with you, and I go to him that sent me.
34 You shall seek and shall not find, and where I am you cannot come.
35 Then the Jews said one to another, Where is this man about to go, that we shall not find him? Will he go to the dispersion of the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
36 What does the word which he said mean; You shall seek and shall not find me, and where I am you cannot come?
37 And on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any one thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
38 He that believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of him shall flow rivers of living water.
39 But he said this of the Spirit which those believing in him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet [given], because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40 Then some of the multitude hearing these words, said, This is truly the prophet;
41 others said, This is the Christ; others said, [No]; for does the Christ come from Galilee?
42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?
43 Then there was a division among the multitude on his account;
44 and some of them wished to take him by force, but no one laid hands on him.
45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, Why have you not brought him?
46 The officers answered, A man never spoke thus.
47 The Pharisees answered them, Are you also deceived?
48 Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?
49 But this multitude which know not the law are accursed.
50 Nicodemus, he that came to him, being one of them, said to them,
51 Does our law judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he does?
52 They answered and said to him, Are you also from Galilee? search and see; for no prophet is raised up from Galilee.
53 [An early interpolation, but probably true]. And every man went to his own house;