NASB — John 7 — KJV

Jesus Teaches at the Feast

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

[1] aJn 4:3; 6:1; 11:54 bJn 1:19; 7:11, 13, 15, 35 cJn 5:18; 7:19; 8:37, 40; 11:53
[2] aLv 23:34; Dt 16:13, 16; Zc 14:16-19
[3] aMt 12:46; Mk 3:21; Jn 7:5, 10 bJn 6:60
[4] ILit and
[5] aMt 12:46; Mk 3:21; Jn 7:3, 10
[6] aMt 26:18; Jn 2:4; 7:8, 30
[7] aJn 15:18f bJn 3:19f
[8] aJn 7:6

10 ¶ But when His abrothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret. 11 aSo the Jews bwere seeking Him at the feast and were saying, “Where is He?” 12 There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; asome 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 afear of the Jews.

[10] aMt 12:46; Mk 3:21; Jn 7:3, 5
[11] aJn 7:13, 15, 35 bJn 11:56
[12] aJn 7:40-43
[13] aJn 9:22; 12:42; 19:38; 20:19

14 ¶ But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and [began to] ateach. 15 aThe Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man bbecome learned, having never been educated?” 16 So Jesus answered them and said, aMy teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 aIf 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 aseeks 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.

[14] aMt 26:55; Jn 7:28
[15] aJn 1:19; 7:11, 13, 35 bAc 26:24
[16] aJn 3:11
[17] aPs 25:9, 14; Pv 3:32; Dn 12:10; Jn 3:21; 8:43f
[18] aJn 5:41; 8:50, 54; 12:43

19aDid not Moses give you the Law, and [yet] none of you carries out the Law? Why do you bseek to kill Me?” 20 The crowd answered, “aYou have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?” 21 Jesus answered them, “I did aone Ideed, and you all marvel. 22 For this reason aMoses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from bthe fathers), and on [the] Sabbath you circumcise a man. 23 aIf 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 ajudge according to appearance, but Ijudge with righteous judgment.”

[19] aJn 1:17 bMk 11:18; Jn 7:1
[20] aMt 11:18; Jn 8:48f, 52; 10:20
[21] IOr work aJn 5:2-9, 16; 7:23
[22] aLv 12:3 bGn 17:10ff; 21:4; Ac 7:8
[23] aMt 12:2; Jn 5:9, 10
[24] ILit judge the righteous judgment aLv 19:15; Is 11:3; Zc 7:9; Jn 8:15

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. aThe rulers do not really know that this is Ithe Christ, do they? 27 However, awe know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from.” 28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple, ateaching and saying, bYou both know Me and know where I am from; and cI have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29 aI know Him, because bI am from Him, and cHe sent Me.” 30 So they awere seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His bhour had not yet come. 31 But amany of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, “bWhen Ithe Christ comes, He will not perform more IIcsigns than those which this man has, will He?”

[26] II.e. the Messiah aLk 23:13; Jn 3:1
[27] aJn 6:42; 7:41f; 9:29
[28] aJn 7:14 bJn 6:42; 7:14f; 9:29 cJn 8:42
[29] aMt 11:27; Jn 8:55; 17:25 bJn 6:46 cJn 3:17
[30] aMt 21:46; Jn 7:32, 44; 10:39 bJn 7:6; 8:20
[31] II.e. the Messiah IIOr attesting miracles aJn 2:23; 8:30; 10:42; 11:45; 12:11, 42 bJn 7:26 cJn 2:11

32 ¶ The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent aofficers to bseize Him. 33 Therefore Jesus said, aFor a little while longer I am with you, then bI go to Him who sent Me. 34 aYou will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.” 35 aThe Jews then said to one another, “bWhere does this man intend to go that we will not find Him? He is not intending to go to cthe Dispersion among dthe Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He? 36 What is this statement that He said, aYou will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come?”

[32] aMt 26:58; Jn 7:45f bMt 12:14
[33] aJn 12:35; 13:33; 14:19; 16:16-19 bJn 14:12, 28; 16:5, 10, 17, 28; 20:17
[34] aJn 7:36; 8:21; 13:33
[35] aJn 7:1 bJn 8:22 cPs 147:2; Is 11:12; 56:8; Zp 3:10; Jm 1:1; 1P 1:1 dJn 12:20; Ac 14:1; 17:4; 18:4; Ro 1:16
[36] aJn 7:34; 8:21; 13:33

37 ¶ Now on athe last day, the great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, IbIf anyone is thirsty, IIlet him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, aas the Scripture said, ‘From Ihis innermost being will flow rivers of bliving water.’” 39 But this He spoke aof the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for bthe Spirit was not yet [given], because Jesus was not yet cglorified.

[37] IVv 37-38 may also be read: If anyone is thirsty,...let him come..., he who believes in me as... IIOr let him keep coming to Me and let him keep drinking aLv 23:36; Nu 29:35; Ne 8:18 bJn 4:10, 14; 6:35
[38] ILit out of his belly aIs 44:3; 55:1; 58:11 bJn 4:10
[39] aJol 2:28; Jn 1:33 bJn 20:22; Ac 1:4f; 2:4, 33; 19:2 cJn 12:16, 23; 13:31f; 16:14; 17:1

Division of People over Jesus

40 ¶ [Some] of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is athe Prophet.” 41 Others were saying, “This is Ithe Christ.” Still others were saying, “aSurely Ithe Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from athe descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So aa division occurred in the crowd because of Him. 44 aSome of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

[40] aMt 21:11; Jn 1:21
[41] II.e. the Messiah aJn 1:46; 7:52
[42] aPs 89:4; Mi 5:2; Mt 1:1; 2:5f; Lk 2:4ff
[43] aJn 9:16; 10:19
[44] aJn 7:30

45 ¶ The aofficers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” 46 The aofficers answered, “bNever has a man spoken the way this man speaks.” 47 The Pharisees then answered them, “aYou have not also been led astray, have you? 48 aNo one of bthe rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he? 49 But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.” 50 aNicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) *said to them, 51aOur Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?” 52 They answered him, “aYou are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.” 53 [[IEveryone went to his home.

[45] aJn 7:32
[46] aJn 7:32 bMt 7:28
[47] aJn 7:12
[48] aJn 12:42 bLk 23:13; Jn 7:26
[50] aJn 3:1; 19:39
[51] aEx 23:1; Dt 17:6; 19:15; Pv 18:13; Ac 23:3
[52] aJn 1:46; 7:41
[53] ILater mss add the story of the adulterous woman, numbering it as Jn 7:53-8:11


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Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen:

1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. 4 For [there is] no man [that] doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. 5 For neither did his brethren believe in him. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. 9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode [still] in Galilee.

[1] Mt 10:23; 21:38; Lk 13:31; Jn 4:3, 54; 5:16; 7:19, 25; 10:39; 11:54; Ac 10:38.
[2] Ex 23:16; Lv 23:34; Nu 29:12; Dt 16:13; 1K 8:2, 65; 2Ch 7:9; Ezr 3:4; Ne 8:14; Zc 14:16.
[3] Gn 37:5, 20; 1S 17:28; Jr 12:6; Mt 12:46; 22:16; Mk 3:31; Lk 8:19; Jn 7:5; Ac 2:14.
[4] 1K 22:13; Pv 18:1; Mt 4:6; 6:1, 5, 16; 23:5; Lk 6:45; Jn 18:20; Ac 2:4.
[5] Mi 7:5; Mk 3:21; Jn 1:11.
[6] Ps 102:13; Ec 3:1; Jn 2:4; 7:8, 30; 8:20; 13:1; 17:1; Ac 1:7.
[7] 1K 21:20; 22:8; Pv 8:36; 9:7; 15:12; Is 29:21; 49:7; Jr 20:8; Am 7:7; Zc 11:8; Mal 3:5; Lk 6:26; 11:39; Jn 3:19; 15:18, 19, 23; 17:14; Ac 5:28; 7:51; Ro 8:7; Ga 4:16; Jm 4:4; 1Jn 3:12; 4:5; Rv 11:5.
[8] Jn 7:6, 30; 8:20, 30; 11:6; 1Co 2:15.

goeth up from Galilee to the feast of Tabernacles:

10 ¶ But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? 12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. 13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

[10] Ps 26:8; 40:8; Is 42:2; Am 5:13; Mt 3:15; 10:16; Jn 11:54; Ga 4:4.
[11] Jn 11:56.
[12] Mt 10:25; 16:13; 21:46; 27:63; Lk 6:45; 7:16; 18:19; 23:47, 50; Jn 6:14; 7:25, 32, 40, 47, 52; 9:16; 10:19; Ac 11:24; Ro 5:7; Php 2:14.
[13] Pv 29:25; Jn 3:2; 9:22, 34; 12:42; 19:38; 20:19; Ga 2:12; 2Ti 2:9; Rv 2:13.

teacheth in the Temple.

14 ¶ Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory 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 keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? 20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. 22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. 23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. 25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? 26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. 28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me. 30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this [man] hath done?

[14] Nu 29:12, 17, 20, 23; Hg 2:7; Mal 3:1; Mt 21:12; Lk 19:47; Jn 5:14; 7:2, 37; 8:2; 18:20.
[15] Am 7:14; Mt 7:28; 13:54; 22:22, 33; Mk 6:2; Lk 2:47; 4:22; Jn 7:46; Ac 2:7; 4:11.
[16] Jn 3:11, 31; 5:23, 30; 6:38, 44; 8:28; 12:49; 14:10, 24; 17:8, 14; Rv 1:1.
[17] Ps 25:8, 12; 119:10, 101; Is 35:8; Jr 31:33; Ho 6:3; Mi 4:2; Mal 4:2; Mt 6:22; Lk 8:15; Jn 1:46; 8:31, 43, 47; Ac 10:1; 11:13; 17:11; Php 3:15.
[18] Ex 32:10; Nu 11:29; Pv 25:27; Mt 6:9; Jn 3:26; 5:41; 8:49; 11:4; 12:28; 13:31; 17:4; 1Co 10:31; Ga 6:12; Php 2:3; 1Th 2:6; 1P 4:11.
[19] Ex 24:2; Dt 1:17; 33:4; Ps 2:1; Mt 12:14; 21:38; 23:2; Mk 3:4, 6; Jn 1:17; 5:16, 18, 45; 7:25; 9:28; 10:31, 39; 11:53; Ac 7:38; Ro 2:12, 17; 3:10; Ga 3:19; 6:13; He 3:3.
[20] Mt 10:25; 11:18; 12:24; Mk 3:21, 30; Jn 8:48, 52; 10:20; Ac 26:24.
[21] Jn 5:9.
[22] Gn 17:10; Lv 12:3; Ro 4:9; Ga 3:17.
[23] Mt 12:5; Jn 5:8, 14.
[24] Dt 1:16; 16:18; Ps 58:1; 82:2; 94:20; Pv 17:15; 24:23; Is 5:23; 11:3; Jn 8:15; Jm 2:1, 4, 9.
[25] Jn 7:10, 20.
[26] Ps 40:9; 71:15; Pv 28:1; Is 42:4; 50:7; Mt 22:16; Lk 7:30; Jn 7:48; 9:22; 11:47; 12:42; Ac 4:13; Ep 6:19; Php 1:14; 2Ti 1:7.
[27] Is 11:1; 53:8; Jr 23:5; 30:21; Mi 5:2; Mt 2:5; 13:54; Mk 6:3; Lk 4:22; Jn 6:42; 7:15, 41; Ac 8:33.
[28] 1S 2:12; Ps 9:10; Pv 2:3; Jr 9:6; 31:34; Ho 4:1; 5:4; 6:3; Mt 2:23; 11:27; Lk 2:4, 11, 39, 51; 10:22; Jn 1:46; 3:2, 33; 5:32, 43; 8:14, 16, 19, 26, 42, 54; 10:36; 12:49; 14:10, 31; 16:3; 17:3, 25; Ac 17:23; Ro 1:28; 3:4; 2Co 1:18; 4:6; Tit 1:2; He 6:18; 1Jn 2:3; 5:10.
[29] Jn 1:18; 3:16; 8:55; 10:15; 13:3; 16:27; 17:18, 25; 1Jn 1:2; 4:9, 14.
[30] Ps 76:10; Is 46:10; Mk 11:18; Lk 13:32; 19:47; 20:19; 22:53; Jn 7:6, 8, 19, 32, 44; 8:20, 37, 59; 9:4; 10:31, 39; 11:9, 57.
[31] Mt 11:3; 12:23; Lk 8:13; Jn 2:23; 3:2; 4:39; 6:2, 14; 8:30; 9:16; 10:41; 12:42; Ac 8:13; Jm 2:26.

32 ¶ The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him. 33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and [then] I go unto him that sent me. 34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find [me]: and where I am, [thither] ye cannot come. 35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? 36 What [manner of] saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find [me]: and where I am, [thither] ye cannot come? 37 In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

[32] Mt 12:23; 23:13; Lk 22:52; Jn 7:45, 47; 11:47; 12:19; 18:3; Ac 5:26.
[33] Mk 16:19; Jn 12:35; 13:1, 3, 33; 16:5, 16; 17:11, 13.
[34] Pv 1:24; Ho 5:6; Mt 23:39; Lk 13:24, 34; 17:22; Jn 8:21; 13:33; 14:3, 6; 17:24.
[35] Ps 67:1; 98:2; Is 11:10, 12; 27:12; 49:6; Zp 3:10; Mt 12:21; Lk 2:32; Ac 11:18; 13:46; 21:21; 22:21; Ep 3:8; Col 1:27; 1Ti 2:7; 2Ti 1:11; Jm 1:1; 1P 1:1.
[36] Jn 3:4, 9; 6:41, 52, 60; 7:34; 12:34; 16:17; 1Co 2:14.
[37] Lv 23:36, 39; Nu 29:35; 1K 8:65; Ps 36:8; 42:2; 63:1; 143:6; Pv 1:20; 8:1, 3; 9:3; So 5:1; Is 12:3; 40:2, 6; 41:17; 44:3; 55:1, 3; 58:1; Jr 2:2; 16:19; Am 8:11; Mi 6:9; Zc 9:15; Mt 3:3; 11:28; Jn 1:23; 4:10; 5:40; 6:35, 37, 55; 7:28; 14:6; 1Co 10:4, 21; 11:25; 12:13; Ep 5:18; Rv 21:6; 22:1, 17.
[38] Dt 18:15; Jb 32:18; Pv 10:11; 18:4; Is 12:3; 44:3; 58:11; 59:21; Ezk 47:1; Zc 14:8; Jn 4:14; Ga 5:22; Ep 5:9.
[39] Dt 18:15; Ps 68:18; Pv 1:23; Is 12:3; 32:15; 44:3; Jol 2:28; Mt 16:14; 21:11; Lk 3:16; 7:16; 24:49; Jn 1:21, 25; 6:14; 7:12; 12:16; 13:31; 14:13, 16, 26; 16:7; 17:5; Ac 1:4; 2:4, 17, 33, 38; 3:13, 22; 4:31; Ro 8:9; 2Co 3:8; Ep 1:13; 4:30.

Divers opinions of him among the people.

40 ¶ Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. 41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? 42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? 43 So there was a division among the people because of him. 44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

[41] Mt 16:14; Jn 1:41, 46, 49; 4:25, 29, 42; 6:69; 7:31, 52.
[42] 1S 16:1, 4, 11, 18; 17:58; Ps 132:11; Is 11:1; Jr 23:5; Mi 5:2; Mt 2:5; Lk 2:4, 11; Jn 7:27.
[43] Mt 10:35; Lk 12:51; Jn 7:12; 9:16; 10:19; Ac 14:4; 23:7.
[44] Jn 7:30; 8:20; 18:5; Ac 18:10; 23:11; 27:23.

The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.

45 ¶ Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? 46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. 47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? 49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. 50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) 51 Doth our law judge [any] man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? 52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. 53 And every man went unto his own house.

[45] Jn 7:32; Ac 5:21.
[46] Mt 7:29; Lk 4:22; Jn 7:26.
[47] 2K 18:29, 32; 2Ch 32:15; Mt 27:63; Jn 7:12; 9:27; 2Co 6:8.
[48] Jr 5:4; Mt 11:25; Jn 7:26, 50; 12:42; Ac 6:7; 1Co 1:20, 22; 2:8.
[49] Is 5:21; 28:14; 29:14; 65:5; Jn 9:34, 40; 1Co 1:20; 3:18; Jm 3:13.
[50] Jn 3:1; 19:39.
[51] Dt 1:17; 17:8; 19:15; Pv 18:13.
[52] Gn 19:9; Ex 2:14; 1K 22:24; Pv 9:7; Is 9:1; Mt 4:15; Jn 1:46; 7:41; 9:34.
[53] Jb 5:12; Ps 33:10; 76:5, 10.


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