7:1 After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn't walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2 Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was at hand.
7:3 His brothers therefore said to him, "Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.
7:4 For no one does anything in secret, and himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world."
7:5 For even his brothers didn't believe in him.
7:6 Jesus therefore said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7:7 The world can't hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.
7:8 You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled."
7:9 Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
7:10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went 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 There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Not so, but he leads the multitude astray."
7:13 Yet no one spoke 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 marveled, saying, "How does this man know letters, having never been educated?"
7:16 Jesus therefore answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
7:17 If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.
7:18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
7:19 Didn't Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me?"
7:20 The multitude answered, "You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?"
7:21 Jesus answered them, "I did one work, and you all marvel because of it.
7:22 Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.
7:23 If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me, because I made a man every bit whole on the Sabbath?
7:24 Don't judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
7:25 Therefore some of them of Jerusalem said, "Isn't this he whom they seek to kill?
7:26 Behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is truly the Christ?
7:27 However we know where this man comes from, but when the Christ comes, no one will know where he comes from."
7:28 Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, "You both know me, and know where I am from. I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you don't know.
7:29 I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me."
7:30 They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
7:31 But of the multitude, many believed in him. They said, "When the Christ comes, he won't do more signs than those which this man has done, will he?"
7:32 The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
7:33 Then Jesus said, "I will be with you a little while longer, then I go to him who sent me.
7:34 You will seek me, and won't find me; and where I am, you can't come."
7:35 The Jews therefore said among themselves, "Where will this man go that we won't find him? Will he go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
7:36 What is this word that he said, 'You will seek me, and won't find me; and where I am, you can't come?'"
7:37 Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!
7:38 He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water."
7:39 But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus wasn't yet glorified.
7:40 Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the prophet."
7:41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "What, does the Christ come out of Galilee?
7:42 Hasn't the Scripture said that the Christ comes 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 Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.
7:45 The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why didn't you bring him?"
7:46 The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!"
7:47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, "You aren't also led astray, are you?
7:48 Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?
7:49 But this multitude that doesn't know the law is accursed."
7:50 Nicodemus (he who came to him by night, being one of them) said to them,
7:51 "Does our law judge a man, unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?"
7:52 They answered him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee."
7:53 Everyone went to his own house,