Jesus at the Feast of Booths

John 7

1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, a because the 1 Jews sought to kill Him. 2 b Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3 c His brothers therefore said to Him, "Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. 4 "For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world." 5 For d even His e brothers did not believe in Him. 6 Then Jesus said to them, f "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 g "The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me h because I testify of it that its works are evil. 8 "You go up to this feast. I am not 2 yet going up to this feast, i for My time has not yet fully come." 9 When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.

10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. 11 Then j the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?" 12 And k there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. l Some said, "He is good"; others said, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people." 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him m for fear of the Jews.

14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and n taught. 15 o And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?" 16 3 Jesus answered them and said, p "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 q "If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 r "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who s seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and t no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 u "Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? v Why do you seek to kill Me?" 20 The people answered and said, w "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?" 21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 x "Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, y but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 "If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because z I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 a "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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