John 7

1 And after these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee; for* he was not wishing to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.





{Jn 7: 2-9; Galilee, probably Capernaum. Sept. 29 AD. }

2 Now the feast of the Jews, that is, the Feast of Tabernacles, was near. 3 Therefore his brethren said to him, Proceed from here and go into Judea, in order that your, your* disciples may also view your, your* works which you are doing 4 for* no one does anything in secret, and then seeks to be known publicly. If you are doing these things, manifest yourself to the world. 5 For* even his brethren did not believe in him. 6 Therefore Jesus says to them, My time is not yet here, but your, your* time is always ready. 7 The world is not able to hate you*, but it hates me, because I am testifying concerning it, that its works are evil. 8 You*, go up to this feast. I am not going up to this feast yet, because my time has not yet been fulfilled.

9 Now having said these things to them, he remained behind in Galilee.



{Lk 9: 51-56 & Jn 7: 10; Samaria, Sept. 29 AD. }

10 Now as his brethren went up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but like it was in secret.

{Jn 7: 11-10: 21; Jerusalem, Oct. 29 AD; no parallel. }

11 Therefore the Jews were seeking him at the feast and were saying, Where is that man? 12 And there was much murmuring among the crowds concerning him. Some were saying, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he misleads the crowd. 13 Nevertheless no one was publicly speaking concerning him because of fear of the Jews.

14 But when* it was already the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and was teaching. 15 And the Jews were marveling, saying, How does this one know the Scriptures, having not learned them?

16 Therefore Jesus answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but from the one who sent me. 17 If anyone is willing to practice his will, he will know concerning the teaching, of what sort it is, whether from God or I speak from myself. 18 He who speaks from himself is seeking his own glory, but he who is seeking the glory from the one who sent him, this one is true and no unrighteousness is in him. 19 Has Moses not given you* the law and yet none out of you* are practicing the law? Why do you* seek to kill me?

20 The crowd answered and said, You have a demon. Who seeks to kill you?

21 Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work and you* all marvel. 22 Because of this, Moses has given you* circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you* circumcise a man. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, in order that the Law of Moses may not be torn, down. Are you* bitterly, angry with me, because I made* a man entirely healthy on the Sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

25 Therefore some out of those from Jerusalem said, Is this not the one whom they are seeking to kill? 26 And behold, he speaks publicly and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers truly known {Or: recognized} that this one is truly the Christ? 27 But we know where this one is from, but whenever the Christ comes, no one knows where he is from.

28 Therefore Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, You* both know me and know where I am from, and I have not come from myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you* do not know. 29 I know him, because I am from him and he sent me. 30 Therefore they were seeking to arrest him and yet no one put his hand upon him (because his hour had not come yet).

31 But many out of the crowd believed in him, and they were saying, Whenever the Christ comes, he will not be doing signs more, than those which this one has done, will he? 32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the high, priests sent attendants in order that they might arrest him.

33 Therefore Jesus said, I am still with you* for a little time and I go to the one who sent me. 34 You* will be seeking me and will not be finding me and where I am, you* are not able to come.

35 Therefore the Jews said to themselves, Where is this one about to travel that we will not be finding him? He is not about to travel to the Dispersion of the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he? 36 What is this speech that he said, You* will be seeking me and will not be finding me, and where I am, you* are not able to come?

37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and let him drink. 38 He who believes in me, like the Scripture has said, Rivers of living water will be flowing out of his belly.



{Jn 4: 14} 39 But he spoke this concerning the Spirit, which those who believed in him were about to receive; for* the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

40 Therefore many out of the crowd, having heard the word, said, This is truly the prophet.

41 Others were saying, This is the Christ. Others were saying, The Christ does not come out of Galilee, does he? 42 Did the Scripture not say that the Christ comes out of the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David was? {2Sam. 7: 12, Mic. 5: 2} 43 So there became a split in the crowd because of him. 44 But some out of them were wishing to arrest him, but no one put hands upon him.

45 Therefore, the attendants came to the high, priests and Pharisees, and those men said to them, Why did you* not lead him here?

46 The attendants answered, Never*, has a man spoken thus, like this man.

47 Therefore the Pharisees answered them, You* have not also been misled, have you? 48 Not anyone from the rulers or from the Pharisees believed in him, have they? 49 But this crowd who does not know the law are cursed.

50 Nicodemus says to them (he who came to him by night, being one out of them), 51 Our law is not judging a man, if it does not hear from him beforehand and may know what he is doing, does it?

52 They answered and said to him, You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search and behold that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.

53 And they each traveled to his own house,

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