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1 After this, Jesus went from place to place in Galilee. He did not go about in Judaea, because the Jews were looking for a chance to put him to death. 1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life.
2 But the feast of the Jews, the feast of tents, was near. 2 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near,
3 So his brothers said to him, Go away from here into Judaea so that your disciples may see the works which you do. 3 Jesus' brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do.
4 Because no man does things secretly if he has a desire that men may have knowledge of him. If you do these things, let yourself be seen by all men. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."
5 For even his brothers had no belief in him. 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Jesus said to them, My time is still to come, but any time is good for you. 6 Therefore Jesus told them, "The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right.
7 It is not possible for you to be hated by the world; but I am hated by it, because I give witness that what it does is evil. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.
8 Go you up to the feast: I am not going up now to the feast because my time has not fully come. 8 You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come."
9 Having said these things to them, he still kept in Galilee. 9 Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.
10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he went up, not publicly, but in secret. 10 However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
11 At the feast the Jews were looking for him and saying, Where is he? 11 Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, "Where is that man?"
12 And there was much discussion about him among the mass of the people. Some said, He is a good man; but others said, No, he is giving people false ideas. 12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others replied, "No, he deceives the people."
13 But no man said anything about him openly for fear of the Jews. 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews.
14 Now in the middle of the feast Jesus went up to the Temple and was teaching. 14 Not until halfway through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.
15 Then the Jews were surprised and said, How has this man got knowledge of books? He has never been to school. 15 The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having studied?"
16 Jesus gave them this answer: It is not my teaching, but his who sent me. 16 Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me.
17 If any man is ready to do God's pleasure he will have knowledge of the teaching and of where it comes from--from God or from myself. 17 If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
18 The man whose words come from himself is looking for glory for himself, but he who is looking for the glory of him who sent him--that man is true and there is no evil in him. 18 He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
19 Did not Moses give you the law? Even so, not one of you keeps the law. Why have you a desire to put me to death? 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"
20 The people said in answer, You have an evil spirit: who has any desire to put you to death? 20 "You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
21 This was the answer of Jesus: I have done one work and you are all surprised at it. 21 Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished.
22 Moses gave you circumcision--not that it comes from Moses, but from the fathers--and even on the Sabbath you give a child circumcision. 22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a child on the Sabbath.
23 If a child is given circumcision on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 23 Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath?
24 Let not your decisions be based on what you see, but on righteousness. 24 Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment."
25 Then some of the people of Jerusalem said, Is not this the man whose death is desired? 25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?
26 And here he is talking openly and they say nothing to him! Is it possible that the rulers have knowledge that this is truly the Christ? 26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Christ ?
27 However, it is clear to us where this man comes from: but when the Christ comes no one will have knowledge where he comes from. 27 But we know where this man is from; when the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from."
28 Then, when he was teaching in the Temple, Jesus said with a loud voice, You have knowledge of me and you have knowledge of where I come from; and I have not come of myself; but there is One who has sent me; he is true, but you have no knowledge of him. 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, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him,
29 I have knowledge of him because I came from him and he sent me. 29 but I know him because I am from him and he sent me."
30 Then they had a desire to take him: but no man put hands on him because his hour was still to come. 30 At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.
31 And numbers of the people had belief in him, and they said, When the Christ comes will he do more signs than this man has done? 31 Still, many in the crowd put their faith in him. They said, "When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs than this man?"
32 This discussion of the people came to the ears of the Pharisees; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent servants to take him. 32 The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.
33 Then Jesus said, I will be with you a little longer and then I go to him who sent me. 33 Jesus said, "I am with you for only a short time, and then I go to the one who sent me.
34 You will be looking for me, and you will not see me: and where I am you may not come. 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come."
35 So the Jews said among themselves, To what place is he going where we will not see him? will he go to the Jews living among the Greeks and become the teacher of the Greeks? 35 The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
36 What is this saying of his, You will be looking for me and will not see me, and where I am you may not come? 36 What did he mean when he said, 'You will look for me, but you will not find me,' and 'Where I am, you cannot come'?"
37 On the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus got up and said in a loud voice, If any man is in need of drink let him come to me and I will give it to him. 37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
38 He who has faith in me, out of his body, as the Writings have said, will come rivers of living water. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."
39 This he said of the Spirit which would be given to those who had faith in him: the Spirit had not been given then, because the glory of Jesus was still to come. 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
40 When these words came to their ears, some of the people said, This is certainly the prophet. 40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, "Surely this man is the Prophet."
41 Others said, This is the Christ. But others said, Not so; will the Christ come from Galilee? 41 Others said, "He is the Christ." Still others asked, "How can the Christ come from Galilee?
42 Do not the Writings say that the Christ comes of the seed of David and from Beth-lehem, the little town where David was? 42 Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David's family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?"
43 So there was a division among the people because of him. 43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.
44 And some of them had a desire to take him; but no man put hands on him. 44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.
45 Then the servants went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, Why have you not got him with you? 45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him in?"
46 The servants made answer, No man ever said things like this man. 46 "No one ever spoke the way this man does," the guards declared.
47 Then the Pharisees said to them, Have you, like the others, been given false ideas? 47 "You mean he has deceived you also?" the Pharisees retorted.
48 Have any of the rulers belief in him, or any one of the Pharisees? 48 "Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
49 But these people who have no knowledge of the law are cursed. 49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them."
50 Nicodemus--he who had come to Jesus before, being himself one of them--said to them, 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked,
51 Is a man judged by our law before it has given him a hearing and has knowledge of what he has done? 51 "Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is doing?"
52 This was their answer: And do you come from Galilee? Make search and you will see that no prophet comes out of Galilee. 52 They replied, "Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee."
53 [And every man went to his house; 53 Then each went to his own home.