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John 7

1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.
2 Now the Jewish Feast of Booths was at hand.
3 His brothers therefore said to Him, Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You do.
4 For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, make Yourself known to the world.
5 For neither did His brothers believe into Him.
6 Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7 The world cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I bear witness of it that its works are evil.
8 You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to the feast, for My time has not yet been fulfilled.
9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to 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. Some said, He is good; others said, No, rather, He leads the multitudes astray.
13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this Man know letters, having never studied?
16 Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
17 If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak out of Myself.
18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and unrighteousness is not in Him.
19 Did not Moses give you the Law, yet none of you keeps the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?
20 The people answered and said, You have a demon. Who seeks to kill You?
21 Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work, and you all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.
23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?
24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
25 Then some of them from Jerusalem said, Is this not He whom they seek to kill?
26 But behold, He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Perhaps the rulers truly know that this is truly the Christ?
27 However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from.
28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come from Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
29 But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.
30 Therefore they sought to take Him; but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
31 And many out of the crowd believed into Him, and said, When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.
33 Then Jesus said to them, I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.
34 You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you are not able to come.
35 Then the Jews said among themselves, Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? He does not intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, does He?
36 What is this thing that He said, You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you are not able to come?
37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
38 He who believes into Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.
39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing into Him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40 Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, Truly this is the Prophet.
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Christ does not come out of Galilee.
42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
43 So there was a division in the crowd because of Him.
44 And some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, Why have you not brought Him?
46 The officers answered, No man ever spoke like this Man.
47 Then the Pharisees answered them, Have you not also been led astray?
48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed into Him?
49 But this crowd that does not know the Law is accursed.
50 Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them,
51 Does our Law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he does?
52 They answered and said to him, Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.
53 And each one went to his own house.
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