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John 7

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1After these things Jesus traveled about in Galilee, for he did not want to go into Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill him.
2Now the Jewish Festival of Shelters was near.
3His brothers therefore said to him, “Leave this place and go to Judea, so that your disciples also may see the works that you do.
4No one does anything in secret if he himself wants to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.”
5For even his brothers did not believe in him.
6Jesus therefore said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.
8You go up to the festival; I am not going to this festival because my time has not yet been fulfilled.”
9After he said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
10But when his brothers had gone up to the festival, then he also went up, not publicly but in secret.
11The Jews were looking for him at the festival and said, “Where is he?”
12There was much discussion among the crowds about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others said, “No, he leads the crowds astray.”
13Yet no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jews.
14When the festival was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.
15Then the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this man know so much? He has never been educated.”
16Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not mine, but is of him who sent me.
17If anyone wishes to do his will, he will know about this teaching, whether it comes from God, or whether I speak from myself.
18Whoever speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but whoever seeks the glory of him who sent him, that person is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

19Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?”
20The crowd answered, “You have a demon. Who seeks to kill you?”
21Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel because of it.
22Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the ancestors), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man.
23If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken, why are you angry with me because I made a man completely healthy on the Sabbath?
24Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteously.”
25Some of them from Jerusalem said, “Is not this the one they seek to kill?
26See, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. It cannot be that the rulers indeed know that this is the Christ, can it?
27Yet we know where this one is from. But when the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”
28Then Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know me and know where I come from. I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, and you do not know him.
29I know him because I come from him and he sent me.”
30They were trying to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him because his hour had not yet come.
31But many in the crowd believed in him, and they said, “When the Christ comes, will he do more signs than what this one has done?”
32The Pharisees heard the crowds whispering these things about Jesus, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
33Jesus then said, “I am still with you for a short amount of time, and then I go to him who sent me.
34You will seek me but you will not find me; where I go, you will not be able to come.”
35The Jews therefore said among themselves, “Where will this man go that we will not be able to find him? Will he go to the dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
36What is this word that he said, 'You will seek me but will not find me; where I go, you will not be able to come'?”

37Now on the last, great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
38He who believes in me, just as the scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from his stomach.”
39But he said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him would receive; the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus was not yet glorified.
40Some of the crowd, when they heard these words, said, “This is indeed the prophet.”
41Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Does the Christ come from Galilee?
42Have the scriptures not said that the Christ will come from the descendants of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
43So there arose a division in the crowds because of him.
44Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.
45Then the officers came back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?”
46The officers answered, “Never has anyone spoken like this.”
47So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?
48Have any of the rulers believed in him, or any of the Pharisees?
49But this crowd that does not know the law, they are cursed.”
50Nicodemus (one of the Pharisees, who came to him earlier) said to them,
51“Does our law judge a man before hearing from him and knowing what he does?”
52They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet comes from Galilee.”
53Then everyone went to his own house.