John 7-8 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Unbelief of Jesus' Brethren

7 1  And Jesus was walking after these things in Galilee, for he did not wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him, 2  and the feast of the Jews was nigh—that of tabernacles— 3  his brethren, therefore, said unto him, 'Remove hence, and go away to Judea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works that thou dost; 4  for no one in secret doth anything, and himself seeketh to be in public; if thou dost these things—manifest thyself to the world;' 5  for not even were his brethren believing in him. 6  Jesus, therefore, saith to them, 'My time is not yet present, but your time is always ready; 7  the world is not able to hate you, but me it doth hate, because I testify concerning it that its works are evil. 8  Ye—go ye up to this feast; I do not yet go up to this feast, because my time hath not yet been fulfilled;' 9  and saying these things to them, he remained in Galilee.

Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles

10  And when his brethren went up, then also he himself went up to the feast, not manifestly, but as in secret; 11  the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, 'Where is that one?' 12  and there was much murmuring about him among the multitudes, some indeed said—'He is good;' and others said, 'No, but he leadeth astray the multitude;' 13  no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.

14  And it being now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple, and he was teaching, 15  and the Jews were wondering, saying, 'How hath this one known letters—not having learned?' 16  Jesus answered them and said, 'My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me; 17  if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or—I do speak from myself. 18  'He who is speaking from himself his own glory doth seek, but he who is seeking the glory of him who sent him, this one is true, and unrighteousness is not in him; 19  hath not Moses given you the law? and none of you doth the law; why me do ye seek to kill?' 20  The multitude answered and said, 'Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?' 21  Jesus answered and said to them, 'One work I did, and ye all wonder, 22  because of this, Moses hath given you the circumcision—not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers—and on a sabbath ye circumcise a man; 23  if a man doth receive circumcision on a sabbath that the law of Moses may not be broken, are ye wroth with me that I made a man all whole on a sabbath? 24  judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.'

Is This the Christ?

25  Certain, therefore, of the Jerusalemites said, 'Is not this he whom they are seeking to kill? 26  and, lo, he doth speak freely, and they say nothing to him; did the rulers at all know truly that this is truly the Christ? 27  but this one—we have known whence he is; and the Christ, when he doth come, no one doth know whence he is.' 28  Jesus cried, therefore, in the temple, teaching and saying, 'Ye have both known me, and ye have known whence I am; and I have not come of myself, but He who sent me is true, whom ye have not known; 29  and I have known Him, because I am from Him, and He did send me.' 30  They were seeking, therefore, to seize him, and no one laid the hand on him, because his hour had not yet come, 31  and many out of the multitude did believe in him, and said—'The Christ—when he may come—will he do more signs than these that this one did?'

Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

32  The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they may take him; 33  Jesus, therefore, said to them, 'Yet a little time I am with you, and I go away unto Him who sent me; 34  ye will seek me, and ye shall not find; and where I am, ye are not able to come.' 35  The Jews, therefore, said among themselves, 'Whither is this one about to go that we shall not find him?—to the dispersion of the Greeks is he about to go? and to teach the Greeks; 36  what is this word that he said, Ye will seek me, and ye shall not find? and, Where I am, ye are not able to come?'

Rivers of Living Water

37  And in the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, 'If any one doth thirst, let him come unto me and drink; 38  he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;' 39  and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Division among the People

40  Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, 'This is truly the Prophet;' 41  others said, 'This is the Christ;' and others said, 'Why, out of Galilee doth the Christ come? 42  Did not the Writing say, that out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem—the village where David was—the Christ doth come?' 43  A division, therefore, arose among the multitude because of him. 44  And certain of them were willing to seize him, but no one laid hands on him;

The Unbelief of Those in Authority

45  the officers came, therefore, unto the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, 'Wherefore did ye not bring him?' 46  The officers answered, 'Never so spake man—as this man.' 47  The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, 'Have ye also been led astray? 48  did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees? 49  but this multitude, that is not knowing the law, is accursed.' 50  Nicodemus saith unto them—he who came by night unto him—being one of them, 51  'Doth our law judge the man, if it may not hear from him first, and know what he doth?' 52  They answered and said to him, 'Art thou also out of Galilee? search and see, that a prophet out of Galilee hath not risen;'

The Woman Caught in Adultery

53  and each one went on to his house, but Jesus went on to the mount of the Olives.

8 1  And at dawn he came again to the temple, 2  and all the people were coming unto him, and having sat down, he was teaching them; 3  and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst, 4  they say to him, 'Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime—committing adultery, 5  and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?' 6  and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground, 7  and when they continued asking him, having bent himself back, he said unto them, 'The sinless of you—let him first cast the stone at her;' 8  and again having stooped down, he was writing on the ground, 9  and they having heard, and by the conscience being convicted, were going forth one by one, having begun from the elders—unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10  And Jesus having bent himself back, and having seen no one but the woman, said to her, 'Woman, where are those—thine accusers? did no one pass sentence upon thee?' 11  and she said, 'No one, Sir;' and Jesus said to her, 'Neither do I pass sentence on thee; be going on, and no more sin.'

Jesus the Light of the World

12  Again, therefore, Jesus spake to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world; he who is following me shall not walk in the darkness, but he shall have the light of the life.' 13  The Pharisees, therefore, said to him, 'Thou of thyself dost testify, thy testimony is not true;' 14  Jesus answered and said to them, 'And if I testify of myself—my testimony is true, because I have known whence I came, and whither I go, and ye—ye have not known whence I come, or whither I go. 15  'Ye according to the flesh do judge; I do not judge any one, 16  and even if I do judge my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me; 17  and also in your law it hath been written, that the testimony of two men are true; 18  I am 'one' who is testifying of myself, and the Father who sent me doth testify of me.' 19  They said, therefore, to him, 'Where is thy father?' Jesus answered, 'Ye have neither known me nor my Father: if me ye had known, my Father also ye had known.' 20  These sayings spake Jesus in the treasury, teaching in the temple, and no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come;

Whither I Go Ye Cannot Come

21  therefore said Jesus again to them, 'I go away, and ye will seek me, and in your sin ye shall die; whither I go away, ye are not able to come.' 22  The Jews, therefore, said, 'Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go away, ye are not able to come?' 23  and he said to them, 'Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world; 24  I said, therefore, to you, that ye shall die in your sins, for if ye may not believe that I am 'he', ye shall die in your sins.' 25  They said, therefore, to him, 'Thou—who art thou?' and Jesus said to them, 'Even what I did speak of to you at the beginning; 26  many things I have to speak concerning you and to judge, but He who sent me is true, and I—what things I heard from Him—these I say to the world.' 27  They knew not that of the Father he spake to them; 28  Jesus, therefore, said to them, 'When ye may lift up the Son of Man then ye will know that I am 'he'; and of myself I do nothing, but according as my Father did teach me, these things I speak; 29  and He who sent me is with me; the Father did not leave me alone, because I, the things pleasing to Him, do always.' 30  As he is speaking these things, many believed in him;

The Truth Shall Make You Free

31  Jesus, therefore, said unto the Jews who believed in him, 'If ye may remain in my word, truly my disciples ye are, and ye shall know the truth, 32  and the truth shall make you free.' 33  They answered him, 'Seed of Abraham we are; and to no one have we been servants at any time; how dost thou say—Ye shall become free?' 34  Jesus answered them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you—Every one who is committing sin, is a servant of the sin, 35  and the servant doth not remain in the house—to the age, the son doth remain—to the age; 36  if then the son may make you free, in reality ye shall be free. 37  'I have known that ye are seed of Abraham, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you;

38  I—that which I have seen with my Father do speak, and ye, therefore, that which ye have seen with your father—ye do.'

Your Father the Devil

39  They answered and said to him, 'Our father is Abraham;' Jesus saith to them, 'If children of Abraham ye were, the works of Abraham ye were doing; 40  and now, ye seek to kill me—a man who hath spoken to you the truth I heard from God; this Abraham did not; 41  ye do the works of your father.' They said, therefore, to him, 'We of whoredom have not been born; one Father we have—God;' 42  Jesus then said to them, 'If God were your father, ye were loving me, for I came forth from God, and am come; for neither have I come of myself, but He sent me; 43  wherefore do ye not know my speech? because ye are not able to hear my word. 44  'Ye are of a father—the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own he speaketh, because he is a liar—also his father. 45  'And because I say the truth, ye do not believe me.

46  Who of you doth convict me of sin? and if I speak truth, wherefore do ye not believe me? 47  he who is of God, the sayings of God he doth hear; because of this ye do not hear, because of God ye are not.'

Before Abraham Was, I Am

48  The Jews, therefore, answered and said to him, 'Do we not say well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?' 49  Jesus answered, 'I have not a demon, but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me; 50  and I do not seek my own glory; there is who is seeking and is judging;

51  verily, verily, I say to you, If any one may keep my word, death he may not see—to the age.' 52  The Jews, therefore, said to him, 'Now we have known that thou hast a demon; Abraham did die, and the prophets, and thou dost say, If any one may keep my word, he shall not taste of death—to the age! 53  Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died; whom dost thou make thyself?' 54  Jesus answered, 'If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who is glorifying me, of whom ye say that He is your God; 55  and ye have not known Him, and I have known Him, and if I say that I have not known Him, I shall be like you—speaking falsely; but I have known Him, and His word I keep; 56  Abraham, your father, was glad that he might see my day; and he saw, and did rejoice.' 57  The Jews, therefore, said unto him, 'Thou art not yet fifty years old, and Abraham hast thou seen?' 58  Jesus said to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham's coming—I am;' 59  they took up, therefore, stones that they may cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

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