After these things Jesus
walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought
to kill him.||
(7:1) "He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him."
Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles was at hand.
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea,
that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.||
For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh
to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.||
For neither did his brethren
believe in him.||
(7:5) "Neither did his brethren believe in him."|
Even Jesus' family didn't believe in him.
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that
the works thereof are evil.||
(7:8-10) Jesus tells his family that he wasn't going
to the feast, but later goes "in secret." |
Is it OK to lie?
(7:8) "Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast."
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not
up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.
When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.||
But when his brethren were gone
up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in
(7:10) "But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast."
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?||
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some
said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.||
Howbeit no man spake
openly of him for fear of the Jews.||
(7:13) "No man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews."
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be
of God, or whether I speak of myself.||
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his
glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.||
(7:19-20) Jesus accuses people of trying to
kill him. But they say to him, "Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?"
(7:19) "Why go ye about to kill me?"
(7:20) "The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?"
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye
about to kill me?
The people answered and
said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all
Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses,
but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.||
If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses
should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every
whit whole on the sabbath day?||
(7:23) "Are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every
whit whole on the sabbath day?"|
Is it necessary to keep the Sabbath?
(7:24) "Judge not according to the appearance,
but judge righteous judgment."
To judge or not to judge?
Judge not according to
the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers
know indeed that this is the very Christ?||
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man
knoweth whence he is.||
Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and
ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is
true, whom ye know not.||
But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.||
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his
hour was not yet come.||
And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will
he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?||
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him;
and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.||
Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go
unto him that sent me.||
Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot
Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not
find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the
What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall
not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?||
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried,
saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.||
(7:38) "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."|
Jesus says that those who believe in him will, as
the scripture says, have living waters flowing out of their bellies. Well that sounds
like fun, but there is no such scripture in the Bible.
(7:39) "For the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that
Jesus was not yet glorified."
When was the Holy Ghost given?
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water.
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should
receive: for the Holy
Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a
truth this is the Prophet.
Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and
out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?||
So there was a division among the people because of him.||
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.||
Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said
unto them, Why have ye not brought him?||
The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.||
Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?||
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?||
But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.||
Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of
Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?||
(7:53 - 8:11) The woman taken in adultery|
This is one of the best-known and most-loved of all Bible stories, but it shouldn't be in the Bible.
For although some manuscripts put it
here, others after John 7:36 or 21:35, or Luke 21:38, it is not
found anywhere in the oldest and best manuscripts.1
They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and
look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
And every man went unto his own house.
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