John

John 7 ©

1Jesus, exhorted by his unbelieving kinsmen to shew himself at Jerusalem at the feast of tabernacles, refuseth, but afterward goeth up in secret. 11The Jews seek him, and differ in their sentiments of him. 14He teacheth in the temple; 30some are ready to lay hands on him, others believe; the rulers send officers to seize him. 33Christ foretelleth his departure to the Father, and promiseth the Holy Spirit to believers. 40Various opinions concerning him. 45The officers struck with his discourse return without him, and are rebuked by the Pharisees, who chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.

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AFTER these things Jesus awalked in Galilee: for bhe would not walk in *Jewry, cbecause the Jews sought to kill him.

b ch. 11.54.
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dNow the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.

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eHis brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.

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fFor 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.

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gFor neither did his brethren believe in him.

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Then Jesus said unto them, hMy time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

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iThe world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

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Go ye up unto this feast: jI go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.

j ch. 2.4; 8.20. v.6,30.
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When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.

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¶But when his brethren were gone up, kthen went he also up unto the feast, lnot openly, but as it were in secret.

l Am. 5.13. Mat. 10.16,17. Ep. 5.15,17. ch. 8.59.
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mThen the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

m ch. 11.56.
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nAnd 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.

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oHowbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

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¶Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up pinto the temple, and taught.

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And the Jews marvelled, saying, qHow knoweth this man 1letters, having never learned?

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Jesus answered them, and said, rMy doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

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sIf any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

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tHe that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: ubut he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

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vDid not Moses give you the law, and yet wnone of you keepeth the law? xWhy go ye about to kill me?

w ch. 5.45.
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The people answered and said, yThou hast a devil: who *goeth about to kill thee?

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Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done zone work, and ye all marvel.

z v.23.
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aMoses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and bye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.

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If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, 2that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because cI have made a man *every whit whole on the sabbath day?

c ch. 5.8,9.
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dJudge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

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Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?

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But, elo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. fDo the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?

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Howbeit gwe know this man hwhence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.

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Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, iYe both know me, and ye know whence I am: jand I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.

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But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.

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kThen they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, lbecause his hour was not yet come.

k ch. 8.37. Mar. 11.18. Lu. 19.47; 20.19. v.19,44. ch. 10.39.
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mAnd many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?

m ch. 4.39.
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¶The Pharisees heard nthat the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent oofficers to take him.

n v.7-31. ch. 11.46-53,57; 12.19. v.19.
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Then said Jesus unto them, pYet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.

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qYe shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.

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Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the rdispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the 3Gentiles?

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sWhat *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?

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tIn the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, uIf any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

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vHe that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of wliving water.

w ch. 4.10.
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x(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: yfor the Holy *Ghost was not yet zgiven; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

z ch. 1.32,33; 3.5,8,34.
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¶Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, aOf a truth this is the Prophet.

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Others said, bThis is the Christ. But some said, cShall Christ come out of Galilee?

c ch. 1.46. v.52.
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dHath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh eof the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, fwhere David was?

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gSo there was a division among the people because of him.

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And some of them would have taken him; but hno man laid hands on him.

h v.30,46. ch. 8.20.
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¶Then came ithe officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?

i v.32.
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The officers answered, jNever man spake like this man.

j Mat. 7.28,29. Lu. 4.22. v.26.
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Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?

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kHave any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

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But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.

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Nicodemus saith unto them, l(he that came 4to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

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mDoth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?

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They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: nfor out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

n Is. 9.1,2. Mat. 4.15. ch. 1.46. v.41. 2Ki. 14.25. 1Ki. 17.1.
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oAnd every man went unto his own house.