John 7:25-31 NIV

Division Over Who Jesus Is

25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill?

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26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah?

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      27 But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”

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      28 Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him,

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      29 but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.”

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      30 At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.

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          31 Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”

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