John 7:17-27 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. 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 Those who present their own ideas are looking for praise for themselves, but those who seek to honor the one who sent them are good and genuine. 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 None of you obeys the law of Moses! In fact, you are trying to kill me." 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 crowd replied, "You're demon possessed! Who's trying to kill you?" 20 "You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
21 Jesus replied, "I worked on the Sabbath by healing a man, and you were offended. 21 Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished.
22 But you work on the Sabbath, too, when you obey Moses' law of circumcision. (Actually, this tradition of circumcision is older than the law of Moses; it goes back to Abraham.) 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 For if the correct time for circumcising your son falls on the Sabbath, you go ahead and do it, so as not to break the law of Moses. So why should I be condemned for making 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 Think this through and you will see that I am right." 24 Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment."
25 Some of the people who lived there in Jerusalem said among themselves, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill? 25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?
26 But here he is, speaking in public, and they say nothing to him. Can it be that our leaders know that he really is the Messiah? 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 But how could he be? For we know where this man comes from. When the Messiah comes, he will simply appear; no one will know 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."