John 7

CLV(i) 1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for He would not walk in Judea, for the Jews sought Him to kill Him." 2 Now near was the Jews' festival of Tabernacles. 3 His brothers, then, said to Him, "Proceed hence and go away into Judea, that your disciples also should be beholding your works which you are doing." 4 For no one is doing anything in hiding when he is seeking publicity. If you are doing these things, manifest yourself to the world." 5 For not even His brothers believed in Him. 6 Jesus, then, is saying to them, "The season for Me is not as yet present; yet the season for you is always present, ready." 7 The world can not be hating you, yet Me it is hating, for I am testifying concerning it that its acts are wicked." 8 You go up to this festival. I am not going up to this festival, for the season for Me has not as yet been fulfilled." 9 Now, saying these things to them, He remains in Galilee." 10 Yet as His brothers went up to the festival, then He also went up, not apparently, but as though in hiding." 11 The Jews, then, sought Him in the festival and said, "Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring concerning Him among the throngs. These, indeed, said that "He is good,yet others said, "No. But he is deceiving the throng." 13 Howbeit no one spoke with boldness concerning Him because of fear of the Jews. 14 Now at length, midway of the festival, Jesus went up into the sanctuary and taught." 15 The Jews, then, marveled, saying, "How is this one acquainted with letters, not having learned? 16 Jesus, then, answered them and said, "My teaching is not Mine, but His Who sends Me." 17 If anyone should be wanting to be doing His will, he will know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God or I am speaking from Myself." 18 He who is speaking from himself is seeking his own glory, yet He Who is seeking the glory of Him Who sends Him, this One is true, and injustice is not in Him." 19 Has not Moses given you the law? And not one of you is doing the law! Why are you seeking to kill Me? 20 The throng answered, "A demon have you! Who is seeking to kill you? 21 Jesus answered and said to them, "One act I do, and all of you are marveling." 22 Therefore Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but that it is of the fathers) and on a sabbath you are circumcising a man." 23 If a man is getting circumcision on a sabbath lest the law of Moses may be annulled, am I raising your bile, seeing that I make a whole man sound on a sabbath? 24 Be not judging by the countenance, but be judging just judging." 25 Some of the Jerusalemites, then, said, "Is not this He Whom they are seeking to kill? 26 And lo! He is speaking with boldness! And are they saying nothing to Him, lest at some time the chiefs truly get to know that this is the Christ? 27 But this man, we are aware whence he is, yet the Christ, whenever He may be coming, no one knows Him, whence He is." 28 Jesus, then, cries in the sanctuary, teaching and saying, "You are acquainted with Me also, and you are aware whence I am, and I have not come from Myself, but He Who sends Me is true, with Whom you are not acquainted." 29 Yet I am acquainted with Him, for I am from Him, and He has commissioned Me." 30 They sought, then, to arrest Him, and no one laid a hand on Him, for not as yet had come His hour." 31 Now many of the throng believe in Him, and said, "The Christ, whenever He may come, He no more signs will be doing than what this Man does!" 32 Now the Pharisees hear this murmuring of the throng concerning Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees dispatch deputies that they should be arresting Him." 33 Jesus, then, said, "Still a little time am I with you, and I am going away to Him Who sends Me." 34 You will be seeking Me, and you shall not be finding Me. And where I am, there you can not be coming." 35 The Jews, then, said to themselves, "Where is he about to go, that we shall not find him? He is not about to go to the dispersion of the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36 What is this word which he said, 'You will be seeking me, and you shall not be finding me, and where I am, you can not be coming'? 37 Now on the last, the great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cries, saying, "If anyone should be thirsting, let him come to Me and drink." 38 He who is believing in Me, according as the scripture said, out of his bowel shall gush rivers of living water." 39 Now this He said concerning the spirit which those believing in Him were about to get. For not as yet was holy spirit given, for Jesus is not as yet glorified." 40 Some of the throng, then, hearing these sayings, said that "This truly is the prophet!" 41 Others said, "This is the Christ!Yet they said, "For not out of Galilee is the Christ coming!" 42 Did not the scripture say that out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was, comes the Christ? 43 There came, then, to be a schism in the throng because of Him." 44 Yet some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one lays hands on Him." 45 The deputies, then, came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Wherefore did you not lead him here? 46 Now the deputies answered, "Never speaks a man thus!" 47 The Pharisees, then, answered them, "Not you also are deceived? 48 Not any of the chiefs believes in him, or of the Pharisees." 49 But this throng that knows not the law is accursed." 50 Nicodemus is saying to them (who formerly came to Him, being one of them), 51 No law of ours is judging a man, if ever it should not first be hearing from him and know what he is doing." 52 They answered and say to him, "Not you also are out of Galilee? Search and see that out of Galilee no prophet is roused." 53 [And they went each to his home.