1 After this JesusI went aboutII in Galilee.III
He did not wishIV to go about in JudeaV because the JewsVI were looking forVII an opportunity to killVIII him.
2 Now the JewishIX FestivalX of BoothsXI wasXII near.
3 So his brothersXIII said to him, “LeaveXIV here and goXV to Judea so that your disciplesXVI also
may seeXVII the worksXVIII you are doing,XIX
4 for no one who wantsXX to be widely knownXXI actsXXII in secret.XXIII
If you do these things, showXXIV yourself to the world.”XXV 5 (For not even his brothers believedXXVI in him.)
6 Jesus saidXXVII to them, “My timeXXVIII has not yet come,XXIX but your time is alwaysXXX here.XXXI
7 The world cannotXXXII hateXXXIII you, but it hates me because I testifyXXXIV against it that its works are evil.XXXV
8 GoXXXVI to the festival yourselves. I am not goingXXXVII to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.”XXXVIII 9 After saying this, he remainedXXXIX in Galilee.
10 But after his brothers had goneXL to the festival, then he also went,XLI not publiclyXLII but, as it were, in secret. 11 The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, “Where is he?”
12 And there was considerableXLIII complainingXLIV about him among the crowds.XLV
While someXLVI were saying, “He is a goodXLVII man,” othersXLVIII were saying, “No, he is deceivingXLIX the crowd.”
13 YetL no one would speak openlyLI about him for fearLII of the Jews.
14 About the middleLIII of the festival Jesus went upLIV into the templeLV and began to teach.LVI
15 The Jews were astonishedLVII at it, saying, “How does this man have such learning,LVIII when he has never been taught?”LIX
16 Then Jesus answeredLX them, “My teachingLXI is not mine but his who sentLXII me.
17 Anyone who resolvesLXIII to do the willLXIV of God will knowLXV whether the teaching is from GodLXVI or whether I am speaking on my own.
18 Those who speak on their ownLXVII seek their own glory,LXVIII but the one who seeksLXIX the glory of him who sent him is true,LXX and there is nothing unjustLXXI in him.
19 “Did not MosesLXXII giveLXXIII you the law?LXXIV Yet none of you keepsLXXV the law. Why are you looking for an opportunity to kill me?”
20 The crowd answered, “You haveLXXVI a demon!LXXVII Who is tryingLXXVIII to kill you?”
21 Jesus answered them, “I performedLXXIX oneLXXX work, and allLXXXI of you are astonished.
22 Because of this Moses gave you circumcisionLXXXII (it is, of course, not from Moses but from the patriarchs),LXXXIII and you circumciseLXXXIV a manLXXXV on the Sabbath.LXXXVI
23 If a man receivesLXXXVII circumcision on the Sabbath in order that the law of Moses may not be broken,LXXXVIII are you angryLXXXIX with me because I healedXC a man’s wholeXCI body on the Sabbath?
24 Do not judgeXCII by appearances,XCIII but judge with rightXCIV judgment.”XCV
25 Now some of the people of JerusalemXCVI were saying, “Is not this the man whom they are trying to kill? 26 And hereXCVII he is, speaking openly, but they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authoritiesXCVIII reallyXCIX know that this is the Messiah?C
27 Yet we knowCI where this man is from, but when the Messiah comesCII no one will knowCIII where he is from.”
28 Then Jesus cried outCIV as he was teaching in the temple, “You knowCV me, and you knowCVI where I am from.
I have not comeCVII on my own. But the one who sent me is true,CVIII and you do not knowCIX him. 29 I knowCX him because I am from him, and he sentCXI me.”
30 Then they tried to arrestCXII him, but no one laidCXIII handsCXIV on him because his hourCXV had not yet come.CXVI
31 Yet manyCXVII in the crowd believed in him and were saying, “When the Messiah comes,CXVIII will he do moreCXIX signsCXX than this man has done?”
32 The PhariseesCXXI heardCXXII the crowd mutteringCXXIII such things about him,
and the chief priestsCXXIV and Pharisees sentCXXV temple policeCXXVI to arrest him.
33 Jesus then said, “I will be with you a littleCXXVII whileCXXVIII longer, and then I am goingCXXIX to him who sentCXXX me. 34 You will searchCXXXI for me, but you will not findCXXXII me, and where I am, you cannot come.”CXXXIII
35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intendCXXXIV to goCXXXV that we will not find him? Does he intend to goCXXXVI
to the dispersionCXXXVII among the GreeksCXXXVIII and teach the Greeks? 36 What does he meanCXXXIX by saying, ‘You will search for me, but you will not find me’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?”CXL
37 On the lastCXLI dayCXLII of the festival, the greatCXLIII day, while Jesus was standingCXLIV there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirstyCXLV comeCXLVI to me,
38 and let the one who believes in me drink.CXLVII As the scriptureCXLVIII has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heartCXLIX shall flowCL
riversCLI of livingCLII water.’”CLIII
39 Now he said this about the Spirit,CLIV which believersCLV in him were toCLVI receive, for as yet there was no Spirit because Jesus was not yet glorified.CLVII
40 When they heard these words,CLVIII some in the crowd said, “This is really the prophet.”CLIX
41 Others said, “This is the Messiah.”
But some asked, “Surely the Messiah does not comeCLX from Galilee, does he? 42 Has not the scripture said that the Messiah is descended fromCLXI DavidCLXII
and comesCLXIII from Bethlehem,CLXIV the villageCLXV where David lived?”
43 So there wasCLXVI a divisionCLXVII in the crowd because of him. 44 Some of them wantedCLXVIII to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
45 Then the temple police wentCLXIX back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why did you not arrestCLXX him?”
46 The police answered, “Never has anyoneCLXXI spoken like this!”CLXXII
47 Then the Pharisees replied,CLXXIII “Surely you have not been deceived, too, have you? 48 Has any one of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd, which does not knowCLXXIV the law, they are accursed.”CLXXV
50 Nicodemus,CLXXVI who had goneCLXXVII to Jesus before and who was one of them, asked, 51 “Our law does not judge peopleCLXXVIII
without firstCLXXIX giving them a hearingCLXXX to find outCLXXXI what they are doing, does it?”
52 They replied, “Surely you are not also from Galilee, are you? SearchCLXXXII and you will seeCLXXXIII that no prophet is to ariseCLXXXIV from Galilee.”
53 Then eachCLXXXV of them wentCLXXXVI home,CLXXXVII
Image credit: “Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man” by LUMO Project.