John 7

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for he would not walk in Judea because the Jews sought to kill him. 2Now the feast of the Jews, of the tabernacles, was at hand. 3His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart from this place and go into Judea that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4For no one who seeks to be clearly known does anything in secret. If thou doest these things, show thyself to the world. 5For not even his brethren believed in him. 6Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil. 8Go ye up unto this feast; I go not up yet unto this feast, for my time is not yet fulfilled. 9And having said these things unto them, he abode still in Galilee. 10But when his brethren were gone up, then he also went up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11Then the Jews sought him at the feast and said, Where is he? 12And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him, for some said, He is a good man; others said, No, but he deceives the people. 13But no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.

14Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15And the Jews marvelled, saying, How does this man know letters, having never learned? 16Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17If anyone desires to do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God or whether I speak of myself. 18He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do ye go about to kill me? 20The people answered and said, Thou hast a demon; who goes about to kill thee? 21Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. 22Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23If a man on the sabbath day receives circumcision without the law of Moses being broken, are ye angry at me because I have made a man entirely whole on the sabbath day? 24Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with righteous judgment. 25Then one of those of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 26But, behold, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Have the rulers truly understood that this is indeed the Christ? 27But we know where this man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one shall know where he is from. 28Then Jesus cried out in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye know me, and ye know from where I come, but I have not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29But I know him, for I am from him, and he has sent me. 30Then they sought to take him, but no one laid hands on him because his hour was not yet come. 31And many of the people believed in him and said, When the Christ comes, will he do more signs than these which this man has done? 32The Pharisees heard the people that murmured such things concerning him, and the princes of the priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him. 33Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while I shall be with you, and then I shall go unto him that sent me. 34Ye shall seek me and shall not find me, and where I shall be, ye shall not be able to come. 35Then the Jews said among themselves, Where will he go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me and shall not find me, and where I shall be ye shall not be able to come?

37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If any man thirsts, let him come unto me and drink. 38He that believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39(But this he spoke concerning the Spirit, which those that believe on him should receive, for the Holy Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified.) 40Then many of the people, when they heard this word, said, Truly this is the Prophet. 41Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall the Christ come out of Galilee? 42Has not the scripture said, That the Christ comes of the seed of David and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was? 43So there was a division among the people because of him. 44And some of them would have taken him, but no one laid hands on him.

45Then the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees came, and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? 46The officers answered, Never has anyone spoken like this man. 47Then the Pharisees answered them, Are ye also deceived? 48Have any of the princes or of the Pharisees believed on him? 49But this people who do not know the law are cursed. 50Nicodemus said unto them (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them), 51Does our law judge any man before it hears him and knows what he does? 52They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and see, for a prophet has never arisen out of Galilee. 53And each one went unto his own house.