7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not
walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7:3 His brethren therefore said to him, Depart hence, and go
into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou
7:4 For [there is] no man [that] doeth any thing in secret, and
he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these
things, show thyself to the world.
7:5 (For neither did his brethren believe in him.)
7:6 Then Jesus said to them, My time is not yet come: but your
time is always ready.
7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I
testify concerning it, that its works are evil.
7:8 Go ye up to this feast: I go not yet to this feast, for my
time is not yet full come.
7:9 When he had said these words to them, he abode [still] in
7:10 But when his brethren had gone up, then he went also to the
feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
7:11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is
7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning
him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; but he
deceiveth the people.
7:13 Yet, 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 marveled, saying, How knoweth 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 concerning the
doctrine, whether it is from God, or [whether] I speak from
7:18 He that speaketh from himself, seeketh his own glory: but
he that seeketh 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
keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
7:20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who goeth
about to kill thee?
7:21 Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and
ye all marvel.
7:22 Moses therefore gave to you circumcision, (not because it
is from Moses, but from the fathers) and ye on the sabbath
circumcise a man.
7:23 If a man on the sabbath receiveth circumcision, that the
law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because
I have restored a man to sound health on the sabbath?
7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous
7:25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he whom
they seek to kill?
7:26 But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing to him. Do
the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
7:27 But we know this man, whence he is: whereas when Christ
cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
7:28 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.
7:29 But I know him; for I am from him, and he hath 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 cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this
[man] hath 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 to them, Yet a little while am I with you,
and [then] I go to him that sent me.
7:34 Ye will seek me, and will not find [me]: and where I am,
[thither] ye cannot come.
7:35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go,
that we shall not find him? will he go to the dispersed among
the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
7:36 What [manner of] saying is this that he said, Ye will seek
me, and will not find [me]: and where I am, [thither] ye cannot
7:37 In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood
and cried, saying, If any man thirsteth, let him come to me,
7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of
his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
7:39 (But this he spoke 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, In truth this is the Prophet.
7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Will Christ
come out of Galilee?
7:42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh from the
seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David
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 to them, Why have ye not brought him?
7:46 The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.
7:47 Then the Pharisees answered them, Are ye also deceived?
7:48 Have any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on
7:49 But this people who know not the law are cursed.
7:50 Nicodemus saith to them, (he that came to Jesus by night,
being one of them)
7:51 Doth our law judge [any] man before it heareth him, and
knoweth what he doeth?
7:52 They answered and said to him, Art thou also from Galilee?
Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
7:53 And every man went to his own house.