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time when the Jewish people sought to kill Jesus, He spent time in
Galilee, the northern part of Israel. Jerusalem is in Judśa, which
is the southern region of Israel. Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles
was nearing, so Jesusí brothers said to Him, Leave here and go into
Judśa, so your disciples can also see the works that you do, because
there is no man that does anything in secret, and he himself seeks
to be known openly. If you do these works, show yourself to the
world. Did you catch that? Even Jesusí own brothers didnít believe
in Him and they were mocking Him. Well, as Jesus said before, a
prophet has no honor in his home country.
Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come: but your time is
The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it,
that the works of it are evil. You go to this feast. I wonít go yet,
because my time has not yet arrived. So Jesus remained in Galilee,
but when his brothers had gone, then He also went to the feast, not
openly, but in secret.
Then the Jews looked for Him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
There was much murmuring among the people concerning Him. Some said,
He is a good man: others said, No, He deceives the people. However,
nobody spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the Temple, and
taught. And the Jews were in awe, saying, How does this man know how
to teach, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My
doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me. If any man will do His
will, He will know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether
I speak of myself. He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory:
but he that seeks His glory that sent Him, he is true, and no
unrighteousness is in him. Didnít Moses give you the law, and yet
none of you keeps the law?
Why do you go about to kill me? The people answered, You have a devil,
who goes about to kill you? Jesus answered, I have done one work,
and you all marvel. Moses gave to you circumcision; (not because it
is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and you on the Sabbath day
circumcise a man. If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision,
that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me,
because I have made a man healed on the Sabbath day? Judge not
according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Then some of them of Jerusalem said, Isnít this He, whom they seek to
kill? But look, He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do
the rulers know for a fact that this is the very Christ? We know
where this man is from, but when Christ comes, no man will know
where He came from.
Then Jesus cried in the Temple as He taught, saying, You both know me,
and you know where Iím from, and I have not come of my own will, but
He that sent me is true, whom you know not. But I know Him, for I am
from Him, and He has sent me.
Then they sought to take Him: but no man laid hands on Him, because
His hour had not yet come. Many of the people believed in Him, and
said, When Christ comes, will He do more miracles than these which
this man has done?
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning
Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take
Him. Then Jesus said to them, For yet a little while I will be with
you, and then I go to Him that sent me.
You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you
The Jews said among themselves, Where will He go, that we shall not
find Him? Will he go to the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach
the Gentiles? What kind of talk is this that He said, You shall seek
me, and shall not find me, and where I am, there you cannot come?
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In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried
saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He that
believes in me, as the scripture (Deuteronomy
18:15) has said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water (Isaiah
was speaking of the Spirit, which they that believe in Him should
receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not
yet glorified.) Many of the people then, when they heard this saying
said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the
Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Doesnít the
scripture say that Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the
town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among
the people because of Him. And some of them wanted to take Him; but
no man laid hands on Him.
Then the officers went to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they
said to them, Why havenít you brought Him? The officers answered, No
man has ever spoken like this man. The Pharisees asked the officers,
Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees
believed in Him? But these people who donít know the law are cursed.
Then Nicodemus said to them (Nicodemus was the Pharisee that came to
Jesus by night, being one of them), Does our law judge any man,
before it hears him, and knows what he does? They answered him, Are
you also from Galilee? Search, and look, no prophet has ever arisen
out of Galilee. And every man went to his own house.
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