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1Jesus reproves the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen;
10goes up from Galilee to the feast of tabernacles;
14teaches in the temple.
40Divers opinions of him among the people.
45The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.
 
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Chapter 7

Verse 1
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.


A. M. 4037. A.D. 33. walked
4:3,54; 10:39,40; 11:54; Luke 13:31-33; Acts 10:38
Jewry
Jewry, or Judea, as distinguished from Galilee and Samaria, contained the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Simeon, and Dan, being bounded on the north by the village Annach or Dorceus, on the borders of Samaria; on the south by a village called Jarda in Arabia; and extending in breadth from the river Jordan to Joppa and the Mediterranean, having Jerusalem in its centre.
because
19,25; 5:16-18; Matthew 10:23; 21:38

Verse 2
Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
Exodus 23:16,17; Leviticus 23:34-43; Numbers 29:12-38; Deuteronomy 16:13-16; 1 Kings 8:2,65; 2 Chronicles 7:9,10; Ezra 3:4; Nehemiah 8:14-18; Zechariah 14:16-19

Verse 3
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
brethren
5; Matthew 12:46,47; Mark 3:31; Luke 8:19; Acts 2:14
Depart
Genesis 37:5-11,20; 1 Samuel 17:28; Jeremiah 12:6; Matthew 22:16,17

Verse 4
For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
there
Proverbs 18:1,2; Matthew 6:1,2,5,16; 23:5; Luke 6:45
shew
18:20; 1 Kings 22:13; Matthew 4:6; Acts 2:4-12

Verse 5
For neither did his brethren believe in him.
1:11-13; Micah 7:5,6; Mark 3:21

Verse 6
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
My time
8,30; 2:4; 8:20; 13:1; 17:1; Psalms 102:13; Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; Acts 1:7

Verse 7
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
world
15:19; Luke 6:26; James 4:4; 1 John 4:5
but
15:18,19,23-25; 17:14; Proverbs 8:36; Isaiah 49:7; Zechariah 11:8; Romans 8:7; 1 John 3:12,13
because
3:19; 1 Kings 21:20; 22:8; Proverbs 9:7,8; 15:12; Isaiah 29:21; Jeremiah 20:8; Amos 7:7-13; Malachi 3:5; Luke 11:39-54; Acts 5:28-33; 7:51-54; Galatians 4:16; Revelation 11:5-11

Verse 8
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
I go not
6,30; 8:20,30; 11:6,7; 1 Corinthians 2:15,16

Verse 10
But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
then
Psalms 26:8; 40:8; Matthew 3:15; Galatians 4:4
not
11:54; Isaiah 42:2,3; Amos 5:13; Matthew 10:16

Verse 11
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
Jews
11:56

Verse 12
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
murmuring
32; 9:16; Philippians 2:14
some
25-27,40-43; 6:14; 9:16; 10:19-21; Matthew 10:25; 16:13-16; 21:46; Luke 7:16
is a
Luke 6:45; 18:19; 23:47,50; Acts 11:24; Romans 5:7
deceiveth
47,52; Matthew 27:63

Verse 13
Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
spake
3:2; 9:22,34; 12:42,43; 19:38; 20:19; Proverbs 29:25; Galatians 2:12,13; 2 Timothy 2:9-13; Revelation 2:13

Verse 14
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
the midst
2,37; Numbers 29:12,13,17,20,23-40
the temple
5:14; 8:2; 18:20; Haggai 2:7-9; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12; Luke 19:47

Verse 15
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
marvelled
46; Matthew 7:28,29; 22:22,33; Luke 2:47
How
Matthew 13:54; Mark 6:2,3; Luke 4:22; Acts 2:7-13; 4:11,12
letters
or, learning.
Amos 7:14,15

Verse 16
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
My
3:11,31; 8:28; 12:49,50; 14:10,24; 17:8,14; Revelation 1:1
but
5:23,24,30; 6:38-40,44

Verse 17
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
1:46-49; 8:31,32,43,47; Psalms 25:8,9,12; 119:10,101,102; Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 31:33,34; Hosea 6:3; Micah 4:2; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 6:22; Luke 8:15; Acts 10:1-6; Acts 11:13,14; 17:11; Philippians 3:15,16

Verse 18
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
that speaketh
5:41; 8:49,50; 1 Corinthians 10:31-33; Galatians 6:12-14; Philippians 2:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 1 Peter 4:11
seeketh his glory
3:26-30; 11:4; 12:28; 13:31,32; 17:4,5; Exodus 32:10-13; Numbers 11:29; Proverbs 25:27; Matthew 6:9

Verse 19
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
not
1:17; 5:45; 9:28,29; Exodus 24:2,3; Deuteronomy 33:41:17; Acts 7:38; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 3:3-5
yet
Matthew 23:2-4; Romans 2:12,13,17-29; 3:10-23; Galatians 6:13
Why
25; 5:16,18; 10:31,32,39; 11:53; Psalms 2:1-6; Matthew 12:14; 21:38; Mark 3:4,6

Verse 20
The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
Thou
8:48,52; 10:20; Matthew 10:25; 11:18,19; 12:24; Mark 3:21,22,30; Acts 26:24

Verse 21
Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
I have
5:9-11

Verse 22
Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
circumcision
Genesis 17:10-14; Leviticus 12:3; Romans 4:9-11; Galatians 3:17

Verse 23
If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
that the law of Moses should not be broken
or, without breaking the law of Moses.
Matthew 12:5
I have made
Rather, "I have healed a whole man" [holos anthropos
5:8,9,14-16

Verse 24
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
8:15; Deuteronomy 1:16,17; 16:18,19; Psalms 58:1,2; 82:2; 94:20,21; Proverbs 17:15; Proverbs 24:23; Isaiah 5:23; 11:3,4; James 2:1,4,9

Verse 25
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
of Jerusalem
10,11
Is not

Verse 26
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
he speaketh
Psalms 40:9,10; 71:15,16; Proverbs 28:1; Isaiah 42:4; 50:7,8; Matthew 22:16; Acts 4:13; Ephesians 6:19,20; Philippians 1:14; 2 Timothy 1:7,8
Do
48; 9:22; 11:47-53; 12:42; Luke 7:30

Verse 27
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
we know
15; 6:42; Matthew 13:54-57; Mark 6:3; Luke 4:22
no man
41,42; Isaiah 11:1; 53:8; Jeremiah 23:5; 30:21; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5,6; Acts 8:33

Verse 28
Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
Ye both
1:46; 8:14; Matthew 2:23; Luke 2:4,11,39,51
and I
3:2; 5:43; 8:16,42; 10:36; 12:49; 14:10,31
is true
3:33; 5:32; 8:26; Romans 3:4; 2 Corinthians 1:18; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; 1 John 5:10
whom
8:19,54,55; 16:3; 17:3,25; 1 Samuel 2:12; Psalms 9:10; Proverbs 2:3-5; Jeremiah 9:6; Jeremiah 31:34; Hosea 4:1; 5:4; 6:3-6; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; Acts 17:23; Romans 1:28; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 John 2:3,4

Verse 29
But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
I
1:18; 8:55; 10:15; 17:25,26
for
3:16,17; 13:3; 16:27,28; 17:18; 1 John 1:2; 4:9,14

Verse 30
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
they
19,32; 8:37,59; 10:31,39; 11:57; Mark 11:18; Luke 19:47,48; 20:19
but
6,8,44-46; 8:20; 9:4; 11:9,10; Psalms 76:10; Isaiah 46:10; Luke 13:32,33; Luke 22:53

Verse 31
And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
believed
2:23,24; 4:39; 6:14,15; 8:30-32; 12:42; Matthew 12:23; Luke 8:13; Acts 8:13; James 2:26
When
3:2; 6:2; 9:16; 10:41,42; Matthew 11:3-6

Verse 32
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
Pharisees heard
47-53; 11:47,48; 12:19; Matthew 12:23,24; 23:13
sent
45,46; 18:3; Luke 22:52,53; Acts 5:26

Verse 33
Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
Yet
12:35,36; 13:1,3,33; 16:5,16-22; 17:11,13; Mark 16:19

Verse 34
Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
8:21-24; 13:33-36; 14:3,6; 17:24; Proverbs 1:24-31; Hosea 5:6; Matthew 23:39; Luke 13:24,25,34,35; 17:22,23

Verse 35
Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
the dispersed
Isaiah 11:12; 27:12,13; Zephaniah 3:10; Acts 21:21; James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1
Gentiles
or, Greeks. teach.
Psalms 67:1,2; 98:2,3; Isaiah 11:10; 49:6; Matthew 12:21; Luke 2:32; Acts 11:18; Acts 13:46-48; 22:21; Ephesians 3:8; Colossians 1:27; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11

Verse 36
What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
manner
3:4,9; 6:41,52,60; 12:34; 16:17,18
Ye shall
34; 1 Corinthians 2:14

Verse 37
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
the last
Leviticus 23:36,39; Numbers 29:35; 1 Kings 8:65,66
and cried
28; 1:23; Proverbs 1:20; 8:1,3; 9:3; Isaiah 40:2,6; 55:1; 58:1; Jeremiah 2:2; Micah 6:9; Matthew 3:3
If
4:10; 6:35; Psalms 36:8,9; 42:2; 63:1; 143:6; Isaiah 12:3; 41:17,18; 44:3; Isaiah 55:1; Amos 8:11-13; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,17
let
5:40; 6:37; 14:6; Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 16:19; Matthew 11:28
drink
6:55; Song of Solomon 5:1; Zechariah 9:15; 1 Corinthians 10:4,21; 11:25; 12:13; Ephesians 5:18

Verse 38
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
He that
Deuteronomy 18:15
out
4:14; Job 32:18,19; Proverbs 10:11; 18:4; Isaiah 12:3; 44:3; 58:11; 59:21; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Zechariah 14:8; Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 5:9

Verse 39
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
this spake
14:16,17,26; Proverbs 1:23; Isaiah 12:3; 32:15; 44:3; Joel 2:28; Luke 3:16; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:4,17,38; 4:31; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14; 4:30
for
16:7; Psalms 68:18; Isaiah 32:15; Acts 2:17,33; 2 Corinthians 3:8
glorified
12:16; 13:31,32; 14:13; 17:5; Acts 3:13
Of
12; 1:21,25; 6:14; Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Matthew 16:14; 21:11; Luke 7:16; Acts 3:22,23

Verse 41
Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
This is
31; 1:41,49; 4:25,29,42; 6:69; Matthew 16:14-16
Shall
52; 1:46

Verse 42
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
not
27; Psalms 132:11; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5; Luke 2:4,11
where
1 Samuel 16:1,4,11-13,18; 17:58

Verse 43
So there was a division among the people because of him.
12; 9:16; 10:19; Matthew 10:35; Luke 12:51; Acts 14:4; 23:7-10

Verse 44
And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
no man
30; 8:20; 18:5,6; Acts 18:10; 23:11; 27:23-25

Verse 45
Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
the officers
32; Acts 5:21-27

Verse 46
The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
Never
26; Matthew 7:29; Luke 4:22

Verse 47
Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
Are
12; 9:27-34; 2 Kings 18:29,32; 2 Chronicles 32:15; Matthew 27:63; 2 Corinthians 6:8

Verse 48
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
26,50; 12:42; Jeremiah 5:4,5; Matthew 11:25; Acts 6:7; 1 Corinthians 1:20,22-28; 2:8

Verse 49
But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
9:34,40; Isaiah 5:21; 28:14; 29:14-19; 65:5; 1 Corinthians 1:20,21; 3:18-20; James 3:13-18

Verse 50
Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
he that
3:1,2; 19:39
to Jesus
Gr. to him.

Verse 51
Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
Deuteronomy 1:17; 17:8-11; 19:15-19; Proverbs 18:13

Verse 52
They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
Art
9:34; Genesis 19:9; Exodus 2:14; 1 Kings 22:24; Proverbs 9:7,8
Search
41; 1:46; Isaiah 9:1,2; Matthew 4:15,16

Verse 53
And every man went unto his own house.
Job 5:12,13; Psalms 33:10; 76:5,10


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