João 7

1 After this, Jesus traveled about in Galilee, for he would not reside in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

2 Now, the Jewish feast of tabernacles was near.

3 His brothers, therefore, said to him, Leave this country, and go to Judea, that your disciples may also see the works which you do.

4 For whoever courts renown, does nothing in secret: since you perform such things, show yourself to the world.

5 (For not even his brothers believed on him.)

6 Jesus answered, My time is not yet come; any time will suit you.

7 The world can not hate you; but me it hates, because I disclose the wickedness of its actions.

8 Go you to this festival: I go not thither, because it is not my time.

9 Having said this, he remained in Galilee.

10 But when his brothers were gone, he also went to the festival; not publicly, but rather privately.

11 At the festival, the Jews inquired after him, and said, Where is he?

12 And there was much whispering among the people concerning him. Some said, He is a good man. Others, No; he seduces the multitude.

13 No person, however, spoke freely of him, for fear of the Jews.

14 About the middle of the festival, Jesus went into the temple, and was teaching.

15 And the Jews said with astonishment, Whence comes this man's learning, who was never taught?

16 Jesus made answer, My doctrine is not mine, but his who sent me.

17 If any one will do his will, he shall discern whether my doctrine proceeds from God, or from myself.

18 Whosoever teaches what proceeds from himself, seeks to promote his own glory: whosoever seeks to promote the glory of him who sent him, deserves credit, and is a stranger to deceit.

19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?

20 The people answered, You are possessed. Who seeks to kill you.

21 Jesus replied, I have performed one action, which surprises you all.

22 Moses instituted circumcision among you, (not that it is from Moses, but from the patriarchs,) and you circumcise on the Sabbath.

23 If, on the Sabbath, a man receive circumcision, that the law of Moses may not be violated; are you incensed against me, because, on the Sabbath, I have cured a man, whose whole body was disabled?

24 Judge not from personal regards, but judge according to justice.

25 Then some inhabitants of Jerusalem, said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?

26 Lo! he speaks boldly, and they say nothing to him. Do the rulers, indeed, acknowledge that this is the Messiah?

27 But we know whence this man is; whereas, when the Messiah shall come, no person will know whence he is.

28 Jesus, who was then teaching in the temple, cried, Do you know both who, and whence I am? I came not of myself. But he is true, who sent me, whom you know not.

29 As for me, I know him, because I came from him, and am commissioned by him.

30 Then they sought to apprehend him, but none laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

31 Many of the people, however, believed on him, and said, When the Messiah shall come, will he do more miracles than this man does?

32 When the Pharisees heard that the people muttered such things concerning him, they and the chief priests dispatched officers to seize him.

33 Jesus, therefore, said, Yet a little while I remain with you; then I go to him who sent me.

34 You shall seek me, but shall not find me; nor be able to come where I am.

35 The Jews said, among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go to the dispersed Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

36 What does he mean, by saying, You shall seek me, but shall not find me, nor be able to get thither, where I shall be.

37 On the last, and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.

38 He who believes on me, as the scripture says, shall be like a cistern, whence rivers of living waters shall flow.

39 This he spoke of the Spirit, which they who believed on him were to receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

40 Many of the people having heard what was spoken, said, This is certainly the prophet.

41 Some said, This is the Messiah. Others, does the Messiah come from Galilee?

42 Does not the scripture say, that the Messiah will be of the posterity of David, and come from Bethlehem, the village whence David was?

43 Thus the people were divided concerning him;

44 and some of them would have seized him, but no person laid hands upon him.

45 Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, Wherefore have you not brought him?

46 The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.

47 The Pharisees replied, Are you also seduced?

48 Has any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees, believed on him?

49 But this populace, which knows not the law, is accursed.

50 Nicodemus, one of themselves, (he who came to Jesus by night,)

51 said to them, Does our law permit us to condemn a man, without hearing him, and knowing what he has done?

52 They answered him, Are you also a Galilean? Search, and you will find that prophets arise not out of Galilee.

53 Then every man went to his own house;