Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen:
John 7:1 After these thinges, Iesus went about in Galile: for he wolde not go aboute in Iewry because that the Iewes sought to kyll hym. John 7:2 The Iewes feast of tabernacles was at hande. John 7:3 Hys brethren therfore sayde vnto him: get the hence, and go into Iewry, that thy disciples also maye se thy worckes that thou doest. John 7:4 For ther is no man that doeth eny thynge in secret, and he hym selfe seketh to be knowne openlye. If thou do soch thinges, shewe thy selfe to þe world. John 7:5 For his brethren beleued not in him. John 7:6 Then Iesus sayde vnto them: My tyme is not yet come: but youre tyme is all waye ready. John 7:7 The worlde cannot hate you. But me it hateth: because I testify of it, that the workes therof are euill. John 7:8 Go ye vp vnto this feast, I will not go vp yet vnto this feast, for my tyme is not yet full come. John 7:9 whan he had sayde these wordes vnto them he abode styll in Galile.
goeth up from Galilee to the feast of Tabernacles:
John 7:10 But as sone as his brethren were come, then went he also vp vnto the feast not openly: but as it were preuely. John 7:11 Then sought him the Iewes at the feast, & sayde: where is he? John 7:12 And moch murmuringe was ther of him amonge þe people. For some sayde: He is good, other sayde naye, but he deceaueth the people. John 7:13 How be it no man spake openly of him, for feare of the Iewes.
teacheth in the Temple.
John 7:14 Now whan halfe of þe feast was done, Iesus went vp into the temple, and taught. John 7:15 And the Iewes marueyled, saying: How knoweth he the scriptures, seynge þt he neuer learned? John 7:16 Iesus answered them, & sayde: My doctryne hys not myne: but his þt sent me. John 7:17 If eny man wyll be obedient vnto his wyll, he shall knowe of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speake of my selfe. John 7:18 He þt speaketh of him selfe, seketh his awne prayse. But he that seketh hys prayse that sent him, the same is true, & no vnryghtewesnes is in him. John 7:19 Dyd not Moses geue you a lawe, & yet none of you kepeth þe lawe? Why go ye about to kyll me? John 7:20 The people answered and sayde: thou hast the deuyll: who goeth aboute to kyll the? John 7:21 Iesus answered, and sayde vnto them: I haue done one worcke, and ye all maruayle. John 7:22 Moses therfore gaue vnto you þe circuncisyon: not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers: And yet ye on the Saboth daye, circuncyse a man. John 7:23 If a man on the Saboth daye receaue circumcysion without breakynge of the lawe of Moses: disdayne ye at me, because I haue made a man euery whit whoale on the Saboth daye? John 7:24 Iudge not after the vtter aperaunce, but iudge with a ryghtewes iudgement. John 7:25 Then sayde some of them of Ierusalem: is not this he, whom they go about to kyll? John 7:26 But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they saye nothing to him. Do the rulers knowe in dede, þt this is very Christ? John 7:27 Howbeit we knowe this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. John 7:28 Then cryed Iesus in þe temple (as he taught) saying: ye both knowe me, and whence I am ye knowe. And I am not come of my selfe: but he that sent me is true, whom ye knowe not. John 7:29 But I knowe him for I am of him, & he hath sent me. John 7:30 Then they sought to take him: but no man layde handes on him, because his houre was not yet come John 7:31 Many of the people beleued on hym & sayde: when Christ commeth, will he do moo myracles then these, that this man hath done?
John 7:32 The Pharises hearde that the people murmured suche thinges concernyng him And the pharises and hye prestes sent ministres to take him. John 7:33 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: Yet am I a lytell whyle with you, and then go I vnto him that sent me. John 7:34 Ye shall seke me, and shall not fynde me: & where I am, thyther can ye not come. John 7:35 Then sayde the Iewes among them selues: whither wyll he go, that we shall not fynde him? Wyll he go amonge the gentyls (whych are scattered abroade) and teach the gentyls: John 7:36 What maner of saying is this that he sayd: ye shall seke me, & shall not finde me: and where I am, thyther can ye not come? John 7:37 In the last daye, that great daye of þe feast Iesus stode, and cryed, sayinge: If eny man thyrst, lett him come vnto me, & drincke. John 7:38 He that beleueth on me (as sayeth the scripture) out of his belly shall flowe ryuers of water of lyfe. John 7:39 But this spake he of þe sprete, whych they that beleue on him, shulde receaue. For þe 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 therfore (when they hearde this saying) sayd of a trueth this is a prophet: John 7:41 but other sayde this is Christ. But some sayde: shal Christ come out of Galile: John 7:42 Sayeth not þe scripture, þt Christ shall come of þe seed of Dauid: and out of þe towne of Bethleem where Dauid was? John 7:43 So was ther dissencion amonge the people because of him. John 7:44 And some of them wolde haue taken him but no man layed handes of him.
The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.
John 7:45 Then came the mynisters to the hye prestes and Pharises. And they sayed vnto them: why haue ye not brought him? John 7:46 The mynisters answered: neuer man spake as this man doeth, John 7:47 Then answered them þe Pharises: are ye also disceaued? John 7:48 Doth eny of the rulers or of the Pharises beleue on him? John 7:49 But this comen people whych knowe not the lawe, are cursed, John 7:50 Nicodemus sayeth vnto them (he that came to Iesus by nyght, & 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 sayd vnto him: art þu also of Galile? Search & loke, For out of Galile aryseth no Prophete. John 7:53 And euery man went vnto his awne house.