John 7 ©
Jesus, exhorted by his unbelieving kinsmen to shew himself at Jerusalem at the feast of tabernacles, refuseth, but afterward goeth up in secret. The Jews seek him, and differ in their sentiments of him. He teacheth in the temple; some are ready to lay hands on him, others believe; the rulers send officers to seize him. Christ foretelleth his departure to the Father, and promiseth the Holy Spirit to believers. Various opinions concerning him. The officers struck with his discourse return without him, and are rebuked by the Pharisees, who chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.
When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
mThen the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done zone work, and ye all marvel.
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?
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
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.
But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
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?
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.)
And some of them would have taken him; but hno man laid hands on him.
¶Then came ithe officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.