John 7:1-27 American Standard Version

The Unbelief of Jesus' Brethren

7 1  And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2  Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. 3  His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest. 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. 5  For even his brethren did not believe on him. 6  Jesus therefore saith unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. 7  The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. 8  Go ye up unto the feast: I go not up unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled. 9  And having said these things unto them, he abode [still] in Galilee.

Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles

10  But when his brethren were gone up unto the feast, then went he also up, not publicly, but as it were in secret. 11  The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 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. 13  Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

14  But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15  The Jews therefore marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 16  Jesus therefore answered them and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me. 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. 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. 19  Did not Moses give you the law, and [yet] none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me? 20  The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee? 21  Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because thereof. 22  Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man. 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? 24  Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Is This the Christ?

25  Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill? 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? 27  Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.

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