7:1 After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:1 After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He did not wish to go about in Judea because the Jews were looking for an opportunity to kill him.

7:2 Now the Jews' feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
7:2 Now the Jewish festival of Booths was near.

7:3 So his brothers said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples may see the works you are doing.
7:3 So his brothers said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea so that your disciples also may see the works you are doing;

7:4 For no man works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world."
7:4 for no one who wants to be widely known acts in secret. If you do these things, show yourself to the world."

7:5 For even his brothers did not believe in him.
7:5 (For not even his brothers believed in him.)

7:6 Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here.
7:6 Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here.

7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil.

7:8 Go to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come."
7:8 Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come."

7:9 So saying, he remained in Galilee.
7:9 After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

7:10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private.
7:10 But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not publicly but as it were in secret.

7:11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?"
7:11 The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, "Where is he?"

7:12 And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man," others said, "No, he is leading the people astray."
7:12 And there was considerable complaining about him among the crowds. While some were saying, "He is a good man," others were saying, "No, he is deceiving the crowd."

7:13 Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
7:13 Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews.

7:14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
7:14 About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.

7:15 The Jews marveled at it, saying, "How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?"
7:15 The Jews were astonished at it, saying, "How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?"

7:16 So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me;
7:16 Then Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.

7:17 if any man's will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
7:17 Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own.

7:18 He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.
7:18 Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.

7:19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?"
7:19 "Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why are you looking for an opportunity to kill me?"

7:20 The people answered, "You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?"
7:20 The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who is trying to kill you?"

7:21 Jesus answered them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel at it.
7:21 Jesus answered them, "I performed one work, and all of you are astonished.

7:22 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man upon the sabbath.
7:22 Moses gave you circumcision (it is, of course, not from Moses, but from the patriarchs), and you circumcise a man on the sabbath.

7:23 If on the sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the sabbath I made a man's whole body well?
7:23 If a man receives circumcision on the sabbath in order that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I healed a man's whole body on the sabbath?

7:24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment."
7:24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment."

7:25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, "Is not this the man whom they seek to kill?
7:25 Now some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, "Is not this the man whom they are trying to kill?

7:26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ?
7:26 And here he is, speaking openly, but they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Messiah?

7:27 Yet we know where this man comes from; and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from."
7:27 Yet we know where this man is from; but when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from."

7:28 So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know.
7:28 Then Jesus cried out as he was teaching in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I am from. I have not come on my own. But the one who sent me is true, and you do not know him.

7:29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me."
7:29 I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me."

7:30 So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.
7:30 Then they tried to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.

7:31 Yet many of the people believed in him; they said, "When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?"
7:31 Yet many in the crowd believed in him and were saying, "When the Messiah comes, will he do more signs than this man has done?"

7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd thus muttering about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering such things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent temple police to arrest him.

7:33 Jesus then said, "I shall be with you a little longer, and then I go to him who sent me;
7:33 Jesus then said, "I will be with you a little while longer, and then I am going to him who sent me.

7:34 you will seek me and you will not find me; where I am you cannot come."
7:34 You will search for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come."

7:35 The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we shall not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
7:35 The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

7:36 What does he mean by saying, `You will seek me and you will not find me,' and, `Where I am you cannot come'?"
7:36 What does he mean by saying, 'You will search for me and you will not find me' and 'Where I am, you cannot come'?"

7:37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.
7:37 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,

7:38 He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, `Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'"
7:38 and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, 'Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water.'"

7:39 Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7:39 Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

7:40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the prophet."
7:40 When they heard these words, some in the crowd said, "This is really the prophet."

7:41 Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
7:41 Others said, "This is the Messiah." But some asked, "Surely the Messiah does not come from Galilee, does he?

7:42 Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"
7:42 Has not the scripture said that the Messiah is descended from David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"

7:43 So there was a division among the people over him.
7:43 So there was a division in the crowd because of him.

7:44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
7:44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

7:45 The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"
7:45 Then the temple police went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why did you not arrest him?"

7:46 The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!"
7:46 The police answered, "Never has anyone spoken like this!"

7:47 The Pharisees answered them, "Are you led astray, you also?
7:47 Then the Pharisees replied, "Surely you have not been deceived too, have you?

7:48 Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him?
7:48 Has any one of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him?

7:49 But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed."
7:49 But this crowd, which does not know the law--they are accursed."

7:50 Nicode'mus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,
7:50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus before, and who was one of them, asked,

7:51 "Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?"
7:51 "Our law does not judge people without first giving them a hearing to find out what they are doing, does it?"

7:52 They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee."
7:52 They replied, "Surely you are not also from Galilee, are you? Search and you will see that no prophet is to arise from Galilee."

7:53 They went each to his own house,
7:53 Then each of them went home,