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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,

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Johanu 7:1-53

Jesu lọ sí àjọ ìpàgọ́

1Lẹ́yìn nǹkan wọ̀nyí Jesu ń rìn ní Galili: nítorí tí kò fẹ́ rìn ní Judea, nítorí àwọn Júù ń wá a láti pa. 27.2: Le 23.34; De 16.16.Àjọ àwọn Júù tí í ṣe àjọ àgọ́ súnmọ́ etílé tan. 37.3: Mk 3.21,31; Mt 12.46.Nítorí náà, àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ wí fún un pé, “Lọ kúrò níhìn-ín-yìí, kí o sì lọ sí Judea, kí àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn rẹ pẹ̀lú lè fi iṣẹ́ rẹ hàn fún aráyé. 4Nítorí pé kò sí ẹnikẹ́ni tí í ṣe ohunkóhun níkọ̀kọ̀, tí òun tìkára rẹ̀ sì ń fẹ́ kí a mọ òun ní gbangba. Bí ìwọ bá ń ṣe nǹkan wọ̀nyí, fi ara rẹ hàn fún aráyé.” 5Nítorí pé àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ pàápàá kò tilẹ̀ gbà á gbọ́.

67.6: Mt 26.18; Jh 2.4; 7.30.Nítorí náà ni Jesu wí fún wọn pé, “Àkókò gan an fún mi kò tí ì dé; fún ẹ̀yin, gbogbo àkókò ni ó dára fún yín. 77.7: Jh 15.18-21.Ayé kò lè kórìíra yín; ṣùgbọ́n èmi ni ó kórìíra, nítorí tí mo jẹ́rìí gbé é pé, iṣẹ́ rẹ̀ burú. 8Ẹ̀yin ẹ gòkè lọ sí àjọ yìí: èmi kì yóò tí ì gòkè lọ sí àjọ yìí; nítorí tí àkókò mi kò ì tí ì dé.” 9Nígbà tí ó ti sọ nǹkan wọ̀nyí fún wọn tan, ó dúró ní Galili síbẹ̀.

10Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ gòkè lọ tan, nígbà náà ni òun sì gòkè lọ sí àjọ náà pẹ̀lú, kì í ṣe ní gbangba, ṣùgbọ́n bí ẹni pé níkọ̀kọ̀. 11Nígbà náà ni àwọn Júù sì ń wá a kiri nígbà àjọ wí pé, “Níbo ni ó wà?”

127.12: Jh 7.40-43.Ìkùnsínú púpọ̀ sì wà láàrín àwọn ìjọ ènìyàn nítorí rẹ̀: nítorí àwọn kan wí pé, “Ènìyàn rere ní í ṣe.”

Àwọn mìíràn wí pé, “Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, ṣùgbọ́n òun ń tan ènìyàn jẹ ni.” 137.13: Jh 19.38; 20.19.Ṣùgbọ́n kò sí ẹnìkan tí ó sọ̀rọ̀ rẹ̀ ní gbangba nítorí ìbẹ̀rù àwọn Júù.

Jesu kọ́ àwọn ènìyàn

14Nígbà tí àjọ dé àárín; Jesu gòkè lọ sí tẹmpili ó sì ń kọ́ni. 15Ẹnu sì ya àwọn Júù, wọ́n wí pé, “Ọkùnrin yìí ti ṣe mọ ìwé, nígbà tí kò kọ́ ẹ̀kọ́?”

16Jesu dáhùn, ó sì wí pé, “Ẹ̀kọ́ mi kì í ṣe tèmi, bí kò ṣe ti ẹni tí ó rán mi. 17Bí ẹnikẹ́ni bá fẹ́ láti ṣe ìfẹ́ rẹ̀ yóò mọ̀ ní ti ẹ̀kọ́ náà, bí ìbá ṣe ti Ọlọ́run, tàbí bí èmi bá sọ ti ara mi. 18Ẹni tí ń sọ ti ara rẹ̀ ń wá ògo ara rẹ̀: ṣùgbọ́n ẹni tí ń wá ògo ẹni tí ó rán an, òun ni olóòtítọ́, kò sì sí àìṣòdodo nínú rẹ̀. 197.19: Jh 1.17.Mose kò ha fi òfin fún yín, kò sí ẹnikẹ́ni nínú yín tí ó pa òfin náà mọ́? Èéṣe tí ẹ̀yin fi ń wá ọ̀nà láti pa mí?”

207.20: Jh 8.48; 10.20; Mt 11.18; Mk 3.22.Ìjọ ènìyàn dáhùn, wọ́n sì wí pé, “Ìwọ ní ẹ̀mí èṣù: Ta ni ń wá ọ̀nà láti pa ọ́?”

217.21: Jh 5.2-9.Jesu dáhùn ó sì wí fún wọn pé, “Kìkì iṣẹ́ ààmì kan ni mo ṣe, ẹnu sì ya gbogbo yín. 227.22: Le 12.3; Gẹ 17.10; 21.4.Síbẹ̀, nítorí pé Mose fi ìkọlà fún yín (kò tilẹ̀ kúkú wá láti ọ̀dọ̀ Mose bí kò ṣe láti ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn baba ńlá yín); nítorí náà ẹ sì ń kọ ènìyàn ní ilà ní ọjọ́ ìsinmi. 237.23: Mk 3.5; Lk 13.12; 14.4.Bí ènìyàn bá ń gba ìkọlà ní ọjọ́ ìsinmi, kí a má ba à rú òfin Mose, ẹ ha ti ṣe ń bínú sí mi, nítorí mo mú ènìyàn kan láradá ní ọjọ́ ìsinmi? 247.24: Jh 8.15; Isa 11.3; Sk 7.9.Ẹ má ṣe ìdájọ́ nípa ti ara, ṣùgbọ́n ẹ máa ṣe ìdájọ́ òdodo.”

Ṣé Jesu ni Kristi?

25Nígbà náà ni àwọn kan nínú àwọn ará Jerusalẹmu wí pé, “ẹni tí wọ́n ń wá ọ̀nà láti pa kọ́ yìí? 26Sì wò ó, ó ń sọ̀rọ̀ ní gbangba, wọn kò sì wí nǹkan kan sí i. Àwọn olórí ha mọ̀ nítòótọ́ pé, èyí ni Kristi náà? 277.27: Jh 6.42; 7.41; 9.29.Ṣùgbọ́n àwa mọ ibi tí ọkùnrin yí gbé ti wá: ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí Kristi bá dé, kò sí ẹni tí yóò mọ ibi tí ó gbé ti wá.”

287.28: Jh 8.42.Nígbà náà ni Jesu kígbe ní tẹmpili bí ó ti ń kọ́ni, wí pé, “Ẹ̀yin mọ̀ mí, ẹ sì mọ ibi tí mo ti wá: èmi kò sì wá fún ara mi, ṣùgbọ́n olóòtítọ́ ni ẹni tí ó rán mi, ẹni tí ẹ̀yin kò mọ̀. 297.29: Jh 8.55; 17.25; Mt 11.27.Ṣùgbọ́n èmi mọ̀ ọ́n: nítorí pé lọ́dọ̀ rẹ̀ ni mo ti wá, òun ni ó rán mi.”

307.30: Jh 7.44; 10.39; Mk 12.12; Jh 8.20.Nítorí náà wọ́n ń wá ọ̀nà à ti mú un: ṣùgbọ́n kò sí ẹnìkan tí ó gbé ọwọ́ lé e, nítorí tí wákàtí rẹ̀ kò tí ì dé. 317.31: Jh 8.30; 10.42; 11.45.Ọ̀pọ̀ nínú ìjọ ènìyàn sì gbà á gbọ́, wọ́n sì wí pé, “Nígbà tí Kristi náà bá dé, yóò ha ṣe iṣẹ́ ààmì jù wọ̀nyí, tí ọkùnrin yìí ti ṣe lọ?”

32Àwọn Farisi gbọ́ pé, ìjọ ènìyàn ń sọ nǹkan wọ̀nyí lábẹ́lẹ̀ nípa rẹ̀; àwọn Farisi àti àwọn olórí àlùfáà sì rán àwọn oníṣẹ́ lọ láti mú un.

337.33: Jh 8.21; 12.35; 13.33; 14.19; 16.16-19.Nítorí náà Jesu wí fún wọn pé, “Níwọ́n ìgbà díẹ̀ ni èmi yóò wà pẹ̀lú yín, èmi yóò lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ ẹni tí ó rán mi. 34Ẹ̀yin yóò wá mi, ẹ̀yin kì yóò sì rí mi: àti ibi tí èmi bá wà, ẹ̀yin kì yóò le wà.”

357.35: Jk 1.1; 1Pt 1.1; Jh 12.20; Ap 11.20.Nítorí náà ni àwọn Júù ń bá ara wọn sọ pé, “Níbo ni ọkùnrin yìí yóò gbé lọ tí àwa kì yóò fi rí i? Yóò ha lọ sí àárín àwọn Helleni tí wọ́n fọ́n káàkiri, kí ó sì máa kọ́ àwọn Helleni bí. 36Ọ̀rọ̀ kín ni èyí tí ó sọ yìí, ẹ̀yin yóò wá mi, ẹ kì yóò sì rí mi, àti ibi tí èmi bá wà ẹ̀yin kì yóò le wà?”

377.37: Le 23.36; Jh 4.10,14.Lọ́jọ́ tó kẹ́yìn, tí í ṣe ọjọ́ ńlá àjọ, Jesu dúró, ó sì kígbe wí pé, “Bí òǹgbẹ bá ń gbẹ ẹnikẹ́ni, kí ó tọ̀ mí wá, kí ó sì mu. 387.38: Isa 44.3; 55.1; 58.11.Ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá gbà mí gbọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìwé mímọ́ ti wí, láti inú rẹ̀ ni odò omi ìyè yóò ti máa sàn jáde wá.” 397.39: Jh 20.22; 12.23.(Ṣùgbọ́n ó sọ èyí ní ti ẹ̀mí, tí àwọn tí ó gbà á gbọ́ ń bọ̀ wá gbà: nítorí a kò tí ì fi ẹ̀mí mímọ́ fún ni; nítorí tí a kò tí ì ṣe Jesu lógo.)

407.40: Jh 1.21; Mt 21.11.Nítorí náà nígbà tí ọ̀pọ̀ nínú ìjọ ènìyàn gbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ wọ̀nyí, wọ́n wí pé, “Lóòótọ́ èyí ni wòlíì náà.”

41Àwọn mìíràn wí pé, “Èyí ni Kristi náà.”

Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn kan wí pé kínla, “Kristi yóò ha ti Galili wá bí? 427.42: Mt 5.2; Mt 1.1; Lk 2.4.Ìwé mímọ́ kò ha wí pé, Kristi yóò ti inú irú-ọmọ Dafidi wá, àti Bẹtilẹhẹmu, ìlú tí Dafidi ti wá?” 43Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ìyapa wà láàrín ìjọ ènìyàn nítorí rẹ̀. 447.44: Jh 7.30; 10.39.Àwọn mìíràn nínú wọn sì fẹ́ láti mú un; ṣùgbọ́n kò sí ẹnìkan tí ó gbé ọwọ́ lé e.

Àìgbàgbọ́ àwọn adarí Júù

45Ní ìparí, àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ tẹmpili padà tọ àwọn olórí àlùfáà àti àwọn Farisi lọ, wọ́n sì wí fún wọn pé, “Èéṣe tí ẹ̀yin kò fi mú un wá?”

467.46: Mt 7.28.Àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ dáhùn wí pé, “Kò sí ẹni tí ó tí ì sọ̀rọ̀ bí ọkùnrin yìí rí!”

47Nítorí náà àwọn Farisi dá wọn lóhùn pé, “A ha tan ẹ̀yin jẹ pẹ̀lú bí? 48Ǹjẹ́ nínú àwọn ìjòyè, tàbí àwọn Farisi ti gbà á gbọ́ bí? 49Ṣùgbọ́n ìjọ ènìyàn yìí, tí ko mọ òfin di ẹni ìfibú.”

507.50: Jh 3.1; 19.39.Nikodemu ẹni tí ó tọ Jesu wá lóru rí, tí ó sì jẹ́ ọ̀kan nínú wọn sì sọ fún wọn pé, 51“Òfin wa ha ń ṣe ìdájọ́ ènìyàn kí ó tó gbọ́ ti ẹnu rẹ̀ àti kí ó tó mọ ohun tí ó ṣe bí?”

527.52: 2Ọb 14.25.Wọ́n dáhùn wọ́n sì wí fún un pé, “Ìwọ pẹ̀lú wá láti Galili bí? Wá kiri, kí o sì wò nítorí kò sí wòlíì kan tí ó ti Galili dìde.”

53Wọ́n sì lọ olúkúlùkù sí ilé rẹ̀.