João 7

1 AFTER this Jesus went about in Galilee; for he would not go about in Judaea because the Jews were trying to kill him.

2 The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near.

3 His brothers said to him, "Leave this region and go into Judaea so that your disciples may see the works that you are doing.

4 For no one does anything in secret while desiring to be known publicly. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."

5 For neither did his brothers believe in him.

6 Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come. Any time suits you.

7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it that its ways are wicked.

8 Go on up to the feast yourselves; I am not going up yet to this feast, for my time has not fully come."

9 After saying this to them he stayed in Galilee.

10 After his brothers had gone up to the feast, Jesus himself went up, not openly, but somewhat privately.

11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast and were saying, "Where is that man?"

12 A low murmur of debate about him ran through the crowds. Some were saying, "He is good." Others were saying, "No, he misleads the crowd."

13 Nobody, however, was talking openly about him for fear of the Jews.

14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the Temple courts and began teaching.

15 The Jews were astonished and said, "How does this man know books when he has never been educated?"


17 Jesus answered them, "If any one wills to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God or I am speaking out of my own mind.

18 One who speaks out of his own mind is seeking his own glory. He who seeks the glory of him who sent him \'97 he is true, and wickedness is not in him.

19 Did not Moses give you the Law? Yet no one of you keeps the Law. Why are you trying to kill me?"

20 The crowd answered, "You have a demon. Who is trying to kill you?"

21 Jesus answered them, "I did one good work and you all wonder about it.

22 Moses gave you circumcision \'97 not that it is from Moses, but from our fathers \'97 and on the Sabbath you circumcise a person.

23 If a person receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you bitter against me because I have made a man well on the Sabbath?

24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge fair judgment."

25 Some of the Jerusalem people were saying, "Is not this the man they are trying to kill?

26 See, he is talking freely and they say nothing to him. It cannot be that the rulers know for truth that this is the Christ?

27 But we know where this man comes from. The Christ, when he comes \'97 no one will know where he comes from."

28 Jesus, while teaching in the Temple courts, cried out loudly, "You know me and you know where I come from. I have not come of myself, but he is true who sent me. You do not know him,

29 but I know him, for I am from him and he sent me."

30 They tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, for his hour had not yet come.

31 From the crowd many believed in him and said, "The Christ, when he comes, will not do more signs than this man does, will he?"

32 The Pharisees heard the murmur of debate about him in the crowd, and the high priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.

33 Jesus said, "A little while longer I am with you and then I am going to him who sent me.

34 You will look for me and will not find me, and where I am you cannot come."

35 The Jews said to one another, "Where is this man going that we shall not find him? Will he go to the Jews who are scattered among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

36 What does this assertion mean, 'You will look for me and will not find me, and where I am you cannot come'?"

37 On the last day, the great day, of the feast Jesus stood and cried out, "If any man thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

38 He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him."

39 This he said referring to the Spirit which those who had believed in him were soon to receive. For as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

40 Some from the crowd, on hearing these words, said, "This man is truly the prophet."

41 Others said, "This is the Christ." Others said, "The Christ is not coming out of Galilee, is he?

42 Does not the Scripture say that the Christ comes of the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

43 A division arose in the crowd over him.

44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

45 The officers came to the high priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"

46 The officers answered, "Never any man spoke as this man speaks."

47 The Pharisees answered them, "Have you also been deluded?

48 Can it be that any one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in him?

49 But this crowd who do not know the Law are cursed."

50 Nicodemus said to them \'97 he who came to Jesus before \'97 being himself one of them,

51 "Does our Law condemn any man without first hearing from him and learning what he is doing?"

52 They answered him, "Can it be that you too are from Galilee? Examine and see that from Galilee no prophet arises."

53 [They went each to his home,