1AfterthesethingsJesus1was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judeabecause2the Jews3were seeking to kill Him.
2Now the feast of the Jews, 4the Feast of Booths, was near.
3Therefore His 5brotherssaid to Him, "Leavehere and go into Judea, so that Your 6disciplesalso may see Your workswhich You are doing.
"For noonedoesanything in secretawhen he himselfseeks to be known publicly. If You dothesethings, showYourself to the world."
For not even His 7brothers were believing in Him.
6SoJesussaid to them, "8My time is not yethere, but your time is alwaysopportune.7"9The worldcannothate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that 10its deeds are evil.8"Go up to the feastyourselves ; I do not go up to thisfeastbecause11My time has not yetfullycome."9
Having saidthesethings to them, He stayed in Galilee.
But when His 12brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himselfalsowent up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.
1113So the Jews14were seeking Him at the feast and were saying, "Where is He?"
There was muchgrumblingamong the crowdsconcerning Him; 15some were saying, "He is a goodman "; others were saying, "No, on the contrary, He leads the peopleastray."
13Yetnoone was speakingopenly of Him for 16fear of the Jews.
But when it was now the midst of the feastJesuswent up into the temple, and began to 17teach.
1518The Jewsthen were astonished, saying, "How has thisman19becomelearned, having never been educated ?"
16SoJesusanswered them and said, "20My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.17"21Ifanyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of Godor whether I speak from Myself.18"He who speaks from himself22seeks his ownglory ; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is nounrighteousness in Him.19"23Did not Mosesgive you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law ? Why do you 24seek to kill Me?"20
The crowdanswered, "25You have a demon ! Whoseeks to kill You?"
21Jesusanswered them, "I did26onebdeed, and you allmarvel.22"For thisreason27Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from 28the fathers ), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man.23"29If a manreceivescircumcision on the Sabbathso that the Law of Moses will not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entiremanwell on the Sabbath ?24"Do not 30judgeaccording to appearance, but cjudge with righteousjudgment."25Sosome of the people of Jerusalem were saying, "Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill ?
26"Look, He is speakingpublicly, and they are sayingnothing to Him. 31The rulers do not reallyknow that this is dthe Christ, do they?
27"However, 32we knowwherethisman is from; but whenever the Christ may come, nooneknowswhere He is from."
28ThenJesuscried out in the temple, 33teaching and saying, "34You bothknow Me and knowwhere I am from; and 35I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.29"36I know Him, because37I am from Him, and 38He sent Me."30So they 39were seeking to seize Him; and nomanlaid his hand on Him, because His 40hour had not yetcome.
But 41many of the crowdbelieved in Him; and they were saying, "42Whenethe Christcomes, He will not performmoref43signs than those whichthisman has, will He?"
The Phariseesheard the crowdmutteringthesethingsabout Him, and the chiefpriests and the Phariseessent44officers to 45seize Him.
33ThereforeJesussaid, "46For a littlewhilelonger I am with you, then47I go to Him who sent Me.34"48You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannotcome."3549The Jewsthensaid to oneanother, "50Where does thismanintend to go that we will not find Him? He is not intending to go to 51the Dispersion among 52the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He?
36"What is thisstatement that He said, '53You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannotcome '?"
37Now on 54the lastday, the great day of the feast, Jesusstood and cried out, saying, "g55Ifanyone is thirsty, hlet him come to Me and drink.38"He who believes in Me, 56as the Scripturesaid, 'From ihis innermostbeing will flowrivers of 57livingwater.' "39
But this He spoke58of the Spirit, whomthose who believed in Him were to receive ; for 59the Spirit was not yet given, becauseJesus was not yet60glorified.
Some of the peopletherefore, when they heardthesewords, were saying, "Thiscertainly is 61the Prophet."
41Others were saying, "This is jthe Christ." Still others were saying, "62Surelykthe Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?
"Has not the Scripturesaid that the Christcomes from 63the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the villagewhereDavid was?"
43So64a divisionoccurred in the crowdbecause of Him.
4465Some of them wanted to seize Him, but noonelaidhands on Him.
The 66officersthencame to the chiefpriests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why did you not bring Him?"
The 67officersanswered, "68Never has a manspoken the waythismanspeaks."
The Phariseesthenanswered them, "69You have not also been ledastray, have you?
"70Noone of 71the rulersorPharisees has believed in Him, has he?
"But thiscrowd which does not know the Law is accursed."
5072Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, beingone of them) said to them,
"73Our Law does not judge a manunless it firsthears from him and knowswhat he is doing, does it?"
They answered him, "74You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that noprophetarises out of Galilee."
[lEveryonewent to his home.