Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen:
John 7:1 After that Iesus went about into Galile, and would not go about in Iewry, for the Iewes sought to kyll him. John 7:2 The Iewes tabernacle feaste was at hande. John 7:3 His brethren therfore sayde vnto hym: get the hence, & go into Iewry that thy disciples maye se thy workes that thou doest. John 7:4 For ther is no man that doeth any thing secretly, and he him selfe seketh to be knowen openly. If thou do such thinges shew thy selfe to the worlde. John 7:5 For as yet his brethren beleued not in him. John 7:6 Then Iesus sayde vnto them: My tyme is not yet come, your tyme is alway redye. John 7:7 The worlde can not hate you. But me it hateth: because I testifye of it, that the workes of it are euyll. John 7:8 Go ye vp vnto this feaste, I wyl not go yet vnto this feaste for my tyme is not yet full come. John 7:9 These wordes he sayde vnto them, and abode styll in Galyle.
goeth up from Galilee to the feast of Tabernacles:
John 7:10 But assone as his brethren were gone vp, he wente also vp vnto the feast: not openly, but as it were priuelye. John 7:11 Then sought him the Iewes at the feaste, and sayde: where is he? John 7:12 And much murmuringe was ther of him amonge the people. Some sayde: He is good. Other sayd nay, but he deceiued the people. John 7:13 How beit no man spake openlye of him, for feare of the Iewes.
teacheth in the Temple.
John 7:14 In the middes of the feaste, Iesus wente vp into the temple and taught John 7:15 And the Iewes maruayled saiynge: How knoweth he the scriptures, seiyng that he neuer learned? John 7:16 Iesus aunswered them, and sayde: My doctryne is not myne: but his that sent me: John 7:17 If any man wil do his wyll he shall knowe of the doctryne, whither it be of God, or whither I speake of my selfe. John 7:18 He that speaketh of him selfe, seketh his owne prayse. But he that seketh his prayse that sent him, the same is true and no vnrightuousnes is in him. John 7:19 Dyd not Moises geue you a lawe, and yet none of you kepeth the lawe? Why go ye about to kill me? John 7:20 The people aunswered and sayde: thou hast the deuyl: who goeth about to kyll the? John 7:21 Iesus aunswereth and saide to them: I haue done one worke, and ye all maruayle. John 7:22 Moyses therfore gaue vnto you circuncisyon: not because it is of Moises, but of the fathers. And yet ye on the Saboth daye, circumcyse a man. John 7:23 If a man on the Saboth daye receyue circumcisyon without breakinge of the lawe of Moyses: disdayne ye at me because I haue made a man euery whit whole on the Saboth daye? John 7:24 Iudge not after the vtter aperaunce: but iudge rightuouse iudgemente. John 7:25 Then sayde some of them of Hierusalem: is not this he whom they go aboute to kyll? John 7:26 Beholde he speaketh boldly, & they say nothinge to him: Do the rulers knowe in dede that this is very Christe? John 7:27 Howe be it we knowe this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man shall knowe whence he is. John 7:28 Then cried Iesus in the temple as he taught saiyng: ye knowe me, and whence I am ye knowe. And yet I am not come of my selfe, but he that sent me is true, whom ye knowe not. John 7:29 I knowe hym: for I am of hym, and he hath sent me. John 7:30 Then they sought to take hym: but no man layde handes on hym, because his tyme was not yet come. John 7:31 Many of the people beleued on him and sayd: when Christe cometh wyl he do mo miracles then this man hath done?
John 7:32 The pharyseis hearde that the people murmured such thinges about him. Wherfore the phariseis and hye priestes sente ministers forth to take him. John 7:33 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: Yet am I a lytle while with you, and then go I vnto hym that sent me. John 7:34 Ye shall seke, and shal not fynde me: and where I am, thither can ye not come. John 7:35 Then sayd the Iewes amonge them selues: whither wyll he go, that we shall not fynde him? Wyll he go amonge the gentyls which are scattered all abrode and teache the gentyls: John 7:36 What maner of saiynge is this that he saide: ye shall seke me, and shall not fynde me: and wher I am thither can ye not come? John 7:37 In the last day, that great daye of the feaste Iesus stode and cried saiynge: If a man thirste, let him come vnto me and drinke. John 7:38 He that beleueth on me, as sayeth the scripture, out of hys bellye shall flowe riuers of water of lyfe. John 7:39 This spake he of the spirite which they that beleueth on him, shoulde receyue. For the holye ghost was not yet because that Iesus was not yet gloryfyed.
Divers opinions of him among the people.
John 7:40 Manye of the people, when they hearde that saiynge sayed: of a truthe this is a Prophete, John 7:41 other sayeth: this is Christe, some saide: shal Christ come out of Galile? John 7:42 Saieth not the scriptuture þt Christ shal come of þe sede of Dauid, & out of the toune of Bethleem wher Dauid was? John 7:43 So was there dissencydu among þe people aboute hym? John 7:44 And some of them woulde haue taken him: but no man layed handes on hym.
The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.
John 7:45 Then came the ministers to the hye priestes and Phariseis. And they sayd vnto them: why haue ye not brought hym? John 7:46 The seruauntes aunswered: neuer man spake as thys man doth. John 7:47 Then aunswered them the Phariseis: are ye also deceyued? John 7:48 Doth anye of the rulers or the Phariseis beleue on hym? John 7:49 But the commune people whiche know not the lawe, are cursed. John 7:50 Nicodemus sayed vnto them. He that came to Iesus by night, and was one of them. John 7:51 Doeth our lawe iudge anye man, before it heare him and knowe what he hath done? John 7:52 They aunswered and sayed vnto hym: art thou also of Galile? Searche and loke, for oute of Galile aryseth no Prophete. John 7:53 And euery man wente vnto hys owne house.