John 7:1-14

Jesus Goes to the Festival of Tabernacles

1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want[a] to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.
2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near,
3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.
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 own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.
7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.
8 You go to the festival. I am not[b] going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”
9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”
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 one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.

Jesus Teaches at the Festival

14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.

Cross References 13

  • 1. S John 1:19
  • 2. ver 19,25; S Matthew 12:14; John 5:18
  • 3. Leviticus 23:34; Deuteronomy 16:16
  • 4. S Matthew 12:46
  • 5. Psalms 69:8; Mark 3:21
  • 6. S Matthew 26:18
  • 7. John 15:18,19
  • 8. John 3:19,20
  • 9. ver 6; S Matthew 26:18
  • 10. John 11:56
  • 11. ver 40,43
  • 12. John 9:22; John 12:42; John 19:38; John 20:19
  • 13. ver 28; S Matthew 26:55

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "not have authority"
  • [b]. Some manuscripts "not yet"
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