John 7:1 ←
After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn’t walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
John 7:2 ←
Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was at hand.
John 7:3 ←
His brothers therefore said to him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.
John 7:4 ←
For no one does anything in secret while he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world.”
John 7:5 ←
For even his brothers didn’t believe in him.
John 7:6 ←
Jesus therefore said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
John 7:7 ←
The world can’t hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.
John 7:8 ←
You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled.”
John 7:9 ←
Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
John 7:10 ←
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.
John 7:11 ←
The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, “Where is he?”
John 7:12 ←
There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others said, “Not so, but he leads the multitude astray.”
John 7:13 ←
Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
John 7:14 ←
But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
John 7:15 ←
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, having never been educated?”
John 7:16 ←
Jesus therefore answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
John 7:17 ←
If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God or if I am speaking from myself.
John 7:18 ←
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
John 7:19 ←
Didn’t Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me?”
John 7:20 ←
The multitude answered, “You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?”
John 7:21 ←
Jesus answered them, “I did one work and you all marvel because of it.
John 7:22 ←
Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.
John 7:23 ←
If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a man completely healthy on the Sabbath?
John 7:24 ←
Don’t judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
John 7:25 ←
Therefore some of them of Jerusalem said, “Isn’t this he whom they seek to kill?
John 7:26 ←
Behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is truly the Christ?
John 7:27 ←
However, we know where this man comes from, but when the Christ comes, no one will know where he comes from.”
John 7:28 ←
Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know me, and know where I am from. I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you don’t know.
John 7:29 ←
I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”
John 7:30 ←
They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
John 7:31 ←
But of the multitude, many believed in him. They said, “When the Christ comes, he won’t do more signs than those which this man has done, will he?”
John 7:32 ←
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
John 7:33 ←
Then Jesus said, “I will be with you a little while longer, then I go to him who sent me.
John 7:34 ←
You will seek me and won’t find me. You can’t come where I am.”
John 7:35 ←
The Jews therefore said among themselves, “Where will this man go that we won’t find him? Will he go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
John 7:36 ←
What is this word that he said, ‘You will seek me, and won’t find me;’ and ‘Where I am, you can’t come’?”
John 7:37 ←
Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!
John 7:38 ←
He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.”
John 7:39 ←
But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus wasn’t yet glorified.
John 7:40 ←
Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, “This is truly the prophet.”
John 7:41 ←
Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “What, does the Christ come out of Galilee?
John 7:42 ←
Hasn’t the Scripture said that the Christ comes of the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
John 7:43 ←
So a division arose in the multitude because of him.
John 7:44 ←
Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.
John 7:45 ←
The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, “Why didn’t you bring him?”
John 7:46 ←
The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!”
John 7:47 ←
The Pharisees therefore answered them, “You aren’t also led astray, are you?
John 7:48 ←
Have any of the rulers or any of the Pharisees believed in him?
John 7:49 ←
But this multitude that doesn’t know the law is cursed.”
John 7:50 ←
Nicodemus (he who came to him by night, being one of them) said to them,
John 7:51 ←
“Does our law judge a man unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?”
John 7:52 ←
They answered him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.”
John 7:53 ←
Everyone went to his own house,