John 7:1-27 New American Standard Bible

The Unbelief of Jesus' Brethren

7 1  After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee , for He was unwilling e to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him. 2  Now the feast of the Jews , the Feast of Booths , was near . 3  Therefore His brothers said to Him, "Leave here and go into Judea , so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing . 4  "For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly . If You do these things , show Yourself to the world ." 5  For not even His brothers were believing in Him. 6  So Jesus said to them, " My time is not yet here , but your time is always opportune . 7  " The world cannot e hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil . 8  "Go up to the feast yourselves ; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come ." 9  Having said these things to them, He stayed in Galilee .

Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles

10  But when His brothers had gone up to the feast , then He Himself also went up, not publicly , but as if , in secret . 11  So the Jews were seeking Him at the feast and were saying , "Where is He?" 12  There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; some were saying , "He is a good man "; others were saying , "No , on the contrary , He leads the people astray ." 13  Yet no one was speaking 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 began to teach . 15  The Jews then were astonished , saying , "How has this man become learned , having never been educated ?" 16  So Jesus answered them and said , " My teaching is not Mine , but His who sent Me. 17  " If anyone is willing to do His will , he will know of the teaching , whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself . 18  "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory ; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true , and there is no unrighteousness in Him. 19  " Did not Moses give you the Law , and yet none of you carries out the Law ? Why do you seek to kill Me?" 20  The crowd answered , " You have a demon ! Who seeks to kill You?" 21  Jesus answered them, "I did one deed , and you all marvel . 22  "For this reason Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses , but from the fathers ), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man . 23  " If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses will not be broken , are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath ? 24  "Do not judge according to appearance , but judge with righteous judgment ."

Is This the Christ?

25  So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying , "Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill ? 26  "Look , He is speaking publicly , and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ , do they? 27  "However , we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come , no one knows where He is from."

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