Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen:
John 7:1 After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. John 7:2 Now the Jews feast of tabernacles was at hand. John 7:3 And his brethren said to, him: Pass from hence and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see thy works which thou dost. John 7:4 For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, manifest thyself to the world. John 7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him. John 7:6 Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. John 7:7 The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil, John 7:8 Go you up to this festival day: but I go not up to this festival day, because my time is not accomplished. John 7:9 When he had said these things, he himself stayed in Galilee.
goeth up from Galilee to the feast of Tabernacles:
John 7:10 But after his brethren were gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret. John 7:11 The Jews therefore sought him on the festival day and said: Where is he? John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the multitude concerning him. For some said: He is a good man. And others said: No, but he seduceth the people. John 7:13 Yet no man spoke openly of him, for fear of the Jews.
teacheth in the Temple.
John 7:14 Now, about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. John 7:15 And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned? John 7:16 Jesus answered them and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. John 7:17 If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true and there is no injustice in him. John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? John 7:20 Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered and said: Thou hast a devil. Who seeketh to kill thee? John 7:21 Jesus answered and said to them: One work I have done: and you all wonder. John 7:22 Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers): and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man. John 7:23 If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken: are you angry at me, because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day? John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance: but judge just judgment. John 7:25 Some therefore of Jerusalem said: Is not this he whom they seek to kill? John 7:26 And behold, he speaketh openly: and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers known for a truth that this is the Christ? John 7:27 But we know this man, whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth, whence he is. John 7:28 Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying: You both know me, and you know whence I am. And I am not come of myself: but he that sent me is true, whom you know not. John 7:29 I know him, because I am from him: and he hath sent me. John 7:30 They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. John 7:31 But of the people many believed in him and said: When the Christ cometh, shall he do more miracles than this man doth?
John 7:32 The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning him: and the rulers and Pharisees sent ministers to apprehend him. John 7:33 Jesus therefore said to them: Yet a little while I am with you: and then I go to him that sent me. John 7:34 You shall seek me and shall not find me: and where I am, thither you cannot come. John 7:35 The Jews therefore said among themselves: Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles and teach the Gentiles? John 7:36 What is this saying that he hath said: You shall seek me and shall not find me? And: Where I am, you cannot come? John 7:37 And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. John 7:38 He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith: Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:39 Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Divers opinions of him among the people.
John 7:40 Of that multitude therefore, when they had heard these words of his, some said: This is the prophet indeed. John 7:41 Others said: This is the Christ. But some said: Doth the Christ come out of Galilee? John 7:42 Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David and from Bethlehem the town where David was? John 7:43 So there arose a dissension among the people because of him. John 7:44 And some of them would have apprehended him: but no man laid hands upon him.
The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.
John 7:45 The ministers therefore came to the chief priests and the Pharisees. And they said to them: Why have you not brought him? John 7:46 The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man. John 7:47 The Pharisees therefore answered them: Are you also seduced? John 7:48 Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees? John 7:49 But this multitude, that knoweth not the law, are accursed. John 7:50 Nicodemus said to them (he that came to him by night, who was one of them): John 7:51 Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth? John 7:52 They answered and said to him: Art thou also a Galilean? Search the scriptures, and see that out of Galilee a prophet riseth not. John 7:53 And every man returned to his own house.