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John 7

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,


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