7:1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2 Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand.
7:3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest.
7:4 For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.
7:5 For even his brethren did not believe on him.
7:6 Jesus therefore saith unto 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 of it, that its works are evil.
7:8 Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.
7:9 And having said these things unto them, he abode `still' in Galilee.
7:10 But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.
7:11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
7:12 And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man; others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.
7:13 Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
7:14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
7:15 The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
7:16 Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.
7:17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or `whether' I speak from myself.
7:18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him 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 doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me?
7:20 The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?
7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because thereof.
7:22 Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man.
7:23 If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made a man every whit whole on the sabbath?
7:24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
7:25 Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
7:26 And lo, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing unto him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ?
7:27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.
7:28 Jesus therefore cried in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me, and know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
7:29 I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me.
7:30 They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.
7:31 But of the multitude many believed on him; and they said, When the Christ shall come, will he do more signs than those which this man hath done?
7:32 The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to take him.
7:33 Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me.
7:34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come.
7:35 The Jews therefore said among themselves, Whither will this man go that we shall not find him? will he go unto the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
7:36 What is this word that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come?
7:37 Now on the last day, the 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 believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.
7:39 But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believed on him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet `given'; because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7:40 `Some' of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is of a truth the prophet.
7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, What, doth the Christ come out of Galilee?
7:42 Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?
7:43 So there arose a division in the multitude because of him.
7:44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
7:45 The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him?
7:46 The officers answered, Never man so spake.
7:47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also led astray?
7:48 Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?
7:49 But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed.
7:50 Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him before, being one of them),
7:51 Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he doeth?
7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
7:53 And they went every man unto his own house: