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JOHN · Chapter 7
7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk
in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2 Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7:3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart behind, and go into Judaea, that your disciples also may see the works that you do.
7:4 For there is no man that does any thing in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.
7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready.
7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
7:8 Go all of you up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.
7:9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
7:10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
7:11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceives the people.
7:13 Nevertheless no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?
7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why go all of you about to kill me?
7:20 The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?
7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and all of you all marvel.
7:22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and all of you on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are all of you angry at me, because I have made a man everything whole on the sabbath day?
7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
7:25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
7:26 But, lo, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
7:27 Nevertheless we know this man whence he is: but when Christ comes, no man knows whence he is.
7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, All of you both know me, and all of you know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom all of you know not.
7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.
7:30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
7:31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ comes, will he do more miracles than these which this man has done?
7:32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
7:33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
7:34 All of you shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither all of you cannot come.
7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
7:36 What manner of saying is this that he said, All of you shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither all of you cannot come?
7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
7:38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
7:39 (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Truthfully this is the Prophet.
7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
7:42 Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
7:43 So there was a division among the people because of him.
7:44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
7:45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have all of you not brought him?
7:46 The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.
7:47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are all of you also deceived?
7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
7:49 But this people who knows not the law are cursed.
7:50 Nicodemus says unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?
7:52 They answered and said unto him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee arises no prophet.
7:53 And every man went unto his own house.
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