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John 7:1-53

Jesus Goes to the Festival of Tabernacles

1After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want7:1 Some manuscripts not have authority to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

6Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8You go to the festival. I am not7:8 Some manuscripts not yet going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 9After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.

10However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”

12Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”

Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 13But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.

Jesus Teaches at the Festival

14Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 15The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”

16Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. 17Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. 18Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. 19Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”

20“You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”

21Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed. 22Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath. 23Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? 24Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

Division Over Who Jesus Is

25At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? 26Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah? 27But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”

28Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, 29but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.”

30At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”

32The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

33Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me. 34You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”

35The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?”

37On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”7:37,38 Or me. And let anyone drink 38 who believes in me.” As Scripture has said, “Out of him (or them) will flow rivers of living water.” 39By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

40On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.”

41Others said, “He is the Messiah.”

Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 44Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders

45Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”

46“No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.

47“You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted. 48“Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.”

50Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51“Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?”

52They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”

[The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53—8:11. A few manuscripts include these verses, wholly or in part, after John 7:36, John 21:25, Luke 21:38 or Luke 24:53.]

53Then they all went home,

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Yokaana 7:1-53

Yesu ne Baganda be

17:1 a Yk 1:19 b Yk 5:18Oluvannyuma lw’ebyo, Yesu n’alaga e Ggaliraaya, kubanga teyayagala kubeera mu Buyudaaya, kubanga Abayudaaya baali bamunoonya okumutta. 27:2 Lv 23:34; Ma 16:16Naye embaga y’Abayudaaya eyitibwa ey’Ensiisira yali eneetera okutuuka. 37:3 Mat 12:46Baganda ba Yesu ne bamugamba nti, “Vva wano, olage mu Buyudaaya, abayigirizwa bo balabe ebyamagero by’okola. 4Tosobola kwatiikirira nga weekwese. Kale obanga, okola ebintu ebyo, weerage eri ensi.” 57:5 Mak 3:21Baganda be nabo tebaamukkiriza. 67:6 Mat 26:18Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Ekiseera kyange eky’okugenda tekinnatuuka. Naye mmwe muyinza okugenda mu kiseera kyonna we mwagalira. 77:7 a Yk 15:18, 19 b Yk 3:19, 20Mmwe ensi teyinza kubakyawa, naye Nze enkyawa kubanga ngitegeeza ebikolwa byayo ebibi. 87:8 nny 6Mmwe mwambuke ku mbaga. Nze sijja kwambuka ku mbaga eno, kubanga ekiseera kyange tekinnatuuka.” 9Bwe yamala okubagamba ebyo n’asigala mu Ggaliraaya.

Yesu ku Mbaga ey’Ensiisira

10Baganda be bwe bamala okwambuka ku mbaga naye n’ayambuka, mu kyama so si mu lwatu. 117:11 Yk 11:56Awo Abayudaaya ne bamunoonya ku mbaga nga beebuuza nti, “Omusajja oli, ali ludda wa?”

127:12 nny 40, 43Ne wabaawo oluvuuvuumo lungi mu bantu. Abamu ne bagamba nti, “Mulungi.” Naye abalala nga bagamba nti, “Nedda, alimba abantu.” 137:13 Yk 9:22; 12:42; 19:38Kyokka olw’okutya Abayudaaya, tewaaliwo amwogerako mu lwatu.

Yesu Ayigiriza ku Mbaga

147:14 nny 28; Mat 26:55Awo mu makkati g’embaga Yesu n’ayambuka mu Yeekaalu n’ayigiriza. 157:15 a Yk 1:19 b Bik 26:24 c Mat 13:54Abakulembeze b’Abayudaaya ne beewuunya nga bagamba nti, “Omuntu ono ayinza atya okumanya okusoma so nga tasomangako?”

167:16 Yk 3:11; 14:24Awo Yesu kwe kubaddamu nti, “Nze sibayigiriza byange ku bwange, wabula eby’oyo eyantuma. 177:17 Zab 25:14; Yk 8:43Buli ayagala okukola Katonda by’ayagala, ategeera obanga bye njigiriza byange ku bwange oba bya Katonda. 187:18 Yk 5:41; 8:50, 54Ayogera ku bubwe anoonya kitiibwa kye, naye oyo anoonya ekitiibwa ky’oyo eyantuma wa mazima so n’obutali butuukirivu tebuba mu ye. Musa teyabawa amateeka? 197:19 a Yk 1:17 b nny 1; Mat 12:14Ku mmwe tekuliiko n’omu akwata mateeka. Kale lwaki musala amagezi okunzita?”

207:20 Yk 8:48; 10:20Ekibiina ky’abantu ne baddamu nti, “Oliko dayimooni! Ani asala amagezi okukutta?” 21Yesu n’addamu nti, “Nakola ekikolwa kimu ku Ssabbiiti buli muntu ne yeewuunya. 227:22 a Lv 12:3 b Lub 17:10-14Musa kyeyava abalagira okukomolebwa, okukomolebwa tekwatandikira ku Musa wabula kwatandikira ku bajjajjammwe; ne ku Ssabbiiti mukomola omuntu. 23Obanga mukomola ku Ssabbiiti etteeka lya Musa lireme okumenyebwa, kale lwaki Nze munsunguwalira olw’okuwonya omuntu ku Ssabbiiti, n’aba mulamu ddala? 247:24 Is 11:3, 4; Yk 8:15Temusalanga musango okusinziira ku ndabika, naye musalenga omusango ogw’ensonga.”

Yesu ye Kristo

25Awo abantu abamu ab’omu Yerusaalemi ne beebuuzaganya nga bagamba nti, “Ono si ye muntu gwe banoonya okutta? 267:26 nny 48Kale wuuno ayigiriza lwatu, ate tebaliiko kye bamugambako. Osanga abakulembeze bategedde nti omuntu ono ye Kristo! 277:27 Mat 13:55; Luk 4:22Naye tumanyi omuntu ono gy’ava; so nga Kristo bw’alijja tewaliba n’omu amanya gy’ava.”

287:28 a nny 14 b Yk 8:14 c Yk 8:26, 42Awo Yesu bwe yali ng’akyayigiriza mu Yeekaalu n’akangula ku ddoboozi n’agamba nti, “Ddala mummanyi ne gye nva mumanyiiyo. Sajja ku bwange wabula ekituufu nti oyo eyantuma gwe mutamanyi. 297:29 Mat 11:27Nze mmumanyi, kubanga nava gy’ali, era ye yantuma.”

307:30 nny 32, 44Awo ne basala amagezi okumukwata, kyokka tewaali amukwatako, kubanga ekiseera kye kyali tekinnaba kutuuka. 317:31 a Yk 8:30 b Yk 2:11Naye bangi mu bibiina by’abantu ne bamukkiriza, ne bagamba nti, “Kale Kristo bw’alijja, alikola eby’amagero ebisinga eby’ono byakoze?”

32Awo Abafalisaayo ne bawulira abantu nga boogera ku Yesu mu bwama. Awo bakabona abakulu n’Abafalisaayo ne batuma abaweereza baabwe okumukwata. 337:33 a Yk 13:33; 16:16 b Yk 16:5, 10, 17, 28Awo Yesu n’agamba nti, “Nzija kumala nammwe ebbanga ttono, ndyoke nzireyo eri oyo eyantuma. 347:34 Yk 8:21; 13:33Mulinnoonya, naye temugenda kundaba, nga gye ndi, mmwe temuyinza kutuukayo.”

357:35 a Yak 1:1 b Yk 12:20; 1Pe 1:1Awo Abayudaaya ne beebuuzaganya nti, “Omuntu ono alaga wa gye tutalimulabira? Ayagala kugenda eri abo abaasaasaanira mu Buyonaani, ayigirize Abayonaani? 36Ategeeza ki bw’agamba nti, ‘Mulinnoonya, naye temulindaba?’ Era nti, ‘Gye ndaga temuyinza kutuukayo?’ ”

Ensulo z’Amazzi amalamu

377:37 a Lv 23:36 b Is 55:1Awo ku lunaku olw’embaga olusembayo, olusingira ddala obukulu, Yesu n’ayimirira n’ayogera n’eddoboozi ery’omwanguka n’agamba nti, “Buli alina ennyonta, ajje gye ndi anywe! 387:38 a Is 58:11 b Yk 4:10 c Yk 4:14Ng’Ekyawandiikibwa bwe kigamba nti buli akkiriza Nze emigga egy’amazzi amalamu girikulukuta nga gifuluma mu mutima gwe!” 397:39 a Yo 2:28 b Yk 20:22 c Yk 12:23; 13:31, 32Yesu yali ayogera ku Mwoyo Mutukuvu, abamukkiriza gwe baali bagenda okufuna, kubanga Mwoyo oyo yali tannagabibwa, kubanga Yesu yali tannaba kugulumizibwa.

407:40 Mat 21:11; Yk 1:21Abantu abamu mu kibiina bwe baawulira ng’ayogera bw’atyo, ne bagamba nti, “Ddala omuntu ono ye Nnabbi.” 417:41 nny 52; Yk 1:46Abalala ne bagamba nti, “Omuntu ono ye Kristo.” Naye abalala ne bagamba nti, “Nedda, Kristo tayinza kuba ng’ava mu Ggaliraaya.” 427:42 a Mat 1:1 b Mi 5:2; Mat 2:5, 6Kubanga Ekyawandiikibwa kigamba nti: Kristo wa kuva mu zzadde lya Dawudi, era nga wa kuzaalibwa mu Besirekemu, ekibuga kya Dawudi mwe yali. 437:43 Yk 9:16; 10:19Awo ekibiina ne kyesalamu olwa Yesu. 447:44 nny 30Abamu ne baagala okumukwata, kyokka ne wabulawo amukwatako.

Obutakkiriza bw’Abakulembeze b’Abayudaaya

45Awo abaweereza b’abakabona abakulu n’Abafalisaayo ne baddayo eri bakabona abakulu n’Abafalisaayo. Abakulembeze Ne bababuuza nti, “Lwaki temumuleese?” 467:46 Mat 7:28Abaweereza ne baddamu nti, “Ebigambo by’ayogera bya kitalo, tetubiwulirangako.” 477:47 nny 12Abafalisaayo ne babagamba nti, “Era nammwe abakyamizza? 487:48 Yk 12:42Waliwo n’omu ku bakulembeze wadde ku Bafalisaayo eyali akkiririzza mu muntu oyo? 49Naye ekibiina ky’abantu bano abatamanyi mateeka, bakolimiddwa!”

507:50 Yk 3:1; 19:39Awo Nikodemo, omu ku bo eddako eyagenda eri Yesu, n’abuuza nti, 51“Amateeka gaffe gakkiriza okusalira omuntu omusango nga tannaba kuwozesebwa okutegeera ky’akoze?” 527:52 nny 41Ne bamuddamu nti, “Naawe wava Ggaliraaya? Nnoonyereza, ojja kulaba nti e Ggaliraaya teva nnabbi.”

53Awo ne baabuka, buli omu n’addayo eka.