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John 7

Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen:

John 7:1 After that wente Iesus aboute in Galile, for he wolde not go aboute in Iewry, because the Iewes sought to kyll him. John 7:2 But the Iewes feast of Tabernacles was at hande. John 7:3 Then sayde his brethren vnto him: Get the hece, and go into Iewry, that thy disciples also maye se thy workes, that thou doest. John 7:4 He that seketh to be openly knowne, doth nothinge in secrete. Yf thou do soch thinges, the shewe yi self before the worlde: John 7:5 For his awne brethren also beleued not in him. John 7:6 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: My tyme is not yet come, but youre tyme is allwaye ready. John 7:7 The worlde can not hate you, but me it hateth: because I testifye of it, that the workes of it are euell. John 7:8 Go ye vp vnto this feast, I wyll not go vp yet vnto this feast, for my tyme is not yet fulfylled. John 7:9 Whan he sayde this vnto them, he abode styll in Galile.

goeth up from Galilee to the feast of Tabernacles:

John 7:10 But as soone as his brethren were gone vp, then wente he vp also vnto the feast, not openly, but as it were secretly. John 7:11 Then sought him ye Iewes at ye feast, and sayde: Where is he? John 7:12 And there was a greate murmur of him amonge the people. Some sayde: He is good. But other sayde: No, he doth but disceaue the people. John 7:13 Howbeit no man spake frely of him, for feare of the Iewes.

teacheth in the Temple.

John 7:14 But in the myddes of the feast wete Iesus vp in to the temple, and taught. John 7:15 And the Iewes marueyled and sayde: How can he ye scrypture, seynge he hath not lerned it? John 7:16 Iesus answered them, and sayde: My doctryne is not myne, but his that hath sent me. John 7:17 Yf eny man wyl do his will, he shal knowe, whether this doctryne be of God, or whether I speake of my self. John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself, seketh his awne prayse: but he that seketh the prayse of him that sent him, the same is true, & there is no vnrighteousnes in him. John 7:19 Hath not Moses geuen you the lawe? and none of you kepeth the lawe? Why go ye aboute to kyll me? John 7:20 The people answered, and sayde: Thou hast the deuell, who goeth aboute to kyll the? John 7:21 Iesus answered and sayde: One worke haue I done, and ye all maruayle. John 7:22 Moses gaue you the circumcision, (not because it commeth of Moses, but of ye fathers:) Yet do ye circumcyse a man vpon the Sabbath. John 7:23 Yf a man receaue circucision vpon the Sabbath, that the lawe of Moses shulde not be broken, dissdayne ye then at me, because I haue made a ma euery whyt whole on the Sabbath? John 7:24 Iudge not after the vtter appearauce, but iudge righteous iudgment. John 7:25 Then sayde some of them of Ierusalem: Is not this he, who they go aboute to kyll? John 7:26 And beholde, he speaketh boldely, and they saye nothinge to him. Do oure rulers knowe in dede, that he is very Christ? John 7:27 Howbeyt we knowe, whence this is. But wha Christ commeth, no man shal knowe whence he is. John 7:28 Then cryed Iesus in the temple as he taught, and sayde: Yee ye knowe me, and whence I am ye knowe, and of my self am I not come, but he yt sent me, is true, whom ye knowe not. John 7:29 But I knowe him, for I am of him, and he hath sent me. John 7:30 Then sought they to take him, but no mam layed handes vpon him, for his houre was not yet come. John 7:31 But many of the people beleued on him, and sayde: Whan Christ commeth, shall he do mo tokens, then this doth?

John 7:32 And it came to the Pharises eares, that ye people murmured soch thinges of him. And the Pharises and hye prestes sent out seruauntes, to take him. John 7:33 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: I am yet a litle whyle with you and then go I vnto him that hath sent me. John 7:34 Ye shal seke me, & not fynde me: and where I am, thither can ye not come. John 7:35 Then sayde the Iewes amonge them selues: Whyther wil he go, that we shal not fynde him? Wyl he go amoge the Grekes that are scatred abrode, and teach the Grekes? John 7:36 What maner of sayenge is this, that he sayeth: ye shal seke me, and not fynde me: and where I am, thither can not ye come? John 7:37 But in the last daye which was ye most solempne daye of the feast, Iesus stode vp, cried, and sayde: Who so thyrsteth, let him come vnto me, and drynke. John 7:38 He that beleueth on me, as the scripture sayeth, out of his body shal flowe ryuers of the water of life. John 7:39 (But this spake he of the sprete, which they that beleue on him, shulde receaue. For the holy goost was not yet there, because Iesus was not yet glorifyed.)

Divers opinions of him among the people.

John 7:40 Many of the people now whan they herde this sayenge, sayde: This is a very prophet. John 7:41 Other sayde: He is Christ. But some sayde: Shal Christ come out of Galile? John 7:42 Sayeth not the scripture, that Christ shal come of the sede of Dauid, and out of the towne of Bethleem, where Dauid was? John 7:43 Thus was there discencion amonge the people for his sake. John 7:44 Some of them wolde haue taken him, but no man layed handes on him.

The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.

John 7:45 The seruauntes came to the hye prestes and pharises, and they sayde vnto them: Why haue ye not brought him? John 7:46 The seruauntes answered: Neuer ma spake as this man doth. John 7:47 Then answered them the pharises: Are ye also disceaued? John 7:48 Doth eny of the rulers or pharises beleue on him? John 7:49 But the comon people which knowe not the lawe, are cursed. John 7:50 Nicodemus sayde vnto them, he that came to him by night, which was one of them: John 7:51 Doth oure lawe iudge eny man, before it heare him, and knowe what he hath done? John 7:52 They answered and sayde vnto him? Art thou a Galilean also? Searche and loke, out of Galile aryseth no prophet. John 7:53 And so euery man wente home.

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