7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7:3 And his brethren said to him: Pass from hence, and go into Judea; that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou dost.
7:4 For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, manifest thyself to the world.
7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
7:6 Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready.
7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth: because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil.
7:8 Go you up to this festival day, but I go not up to this festival day: because my time is not accomplished.
7:9 When he had said these things, he himself stayed in Galilee.
7:10 But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret.
7:11 The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day, and said: Where is he?
7:12 And there was much murmuring among the multitude concerning him. For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduceth the people.
7:13 Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.
7:14 Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
7:15 And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?
7:16 Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
7:17 If any man do the will of him; he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
7:18 He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no injustice in him.
7:19 Did Moses not give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law?
7:20 Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered, and said: Thou hast a devil; who seeketh to kill thee?
7:21 Jesus answered, and said to them: One work I have done; and you all wonder:
7:22 Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man.
7:23 If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are you angry at me because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day?
7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge just judgment.
7:25 Some therefore of Jerusalem said: Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
7:26 And behold, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers known for a truth, that this is the Christ?
7:27 But we know this man, whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
7:28 Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching, and saying: You both know me, and you know whence I am: and I am not come of myself; but he that sent me, is true, whom you know not.
7:29 I know him, because I am from him, and he hath sent me.
7:30 They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
7:31 But of the people many believed in him, and said: When the Christ cometh, shall he do more miracles, than these which this man doth?
7:32 The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning him: and the rulers and Pharisees sent ministers to apprehend him.
7:33 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while I am with you: and then I go to him that sent me.
7:34 You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come.
7:35 The Jews therefore said 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?
7:36 What is this saying that he hath said: You shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, you cannot come?
7:37 And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.
7:38 He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
7:39 Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive, who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7:40 Of that multitude therefore, when they had heard these words of his, some said: This is the prophet indeed.
7:41 Others said: This is the Christ. But some said: Doth the Christ come out of Galilee?
7:42 Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem the town where David was?
7:43 So there arose a dissension among the people because of him.
7:44 And some of them would have apprehended him: but no man laid hands on him.
7:45 The ministers therefore came to the chief priests and the Pharisees. And they said to them: Why have you not brought him?
7:46 The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man.
7:47 The Pharisees therefore answered them: Are you also seduced?
7:48 Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?
7:49 But this multitude, that knoweth not the law, are accursed.
7:50 Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to him by night, who was one of them:)
7:51 Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him, and know what he doth?
7:52 They answered, and said to him: Art thou also a Galilean? Search the scriptures, and see, that out of Galilee a prophet riseth not.
7:53 And every man returned to his own house.
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