JOHN - Chapter 7

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