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John 7:1
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Jesus Goes to the Festival of Tabernacles

After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want[a] to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders(a) there were looking for a way to kill him.(b)
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John 7:2
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But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles(c) was near,
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John 7:3
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Jesus' brothers(d) said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.
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John 7:4
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No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."
John 7:5
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For even his own brothers did not believe in him.(e)
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John 7:6
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Therefore Jesus told them, "My time(f) is not yet here; for you any time will do.
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John 7:7
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The world cannot hate you, but it hates me(g) because I testify that its works are evil.(h)
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John 7:8
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You go to the festival. I am not[b] going up to this festival, because my time(i) has not yet fully come."
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John 7:9
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After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
John 7:10
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However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
John 7:11
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Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus(j) and asking, "Where is he?"
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John 7:12
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Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others replied, "No, he deceives the people."(k)
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John 7:13
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But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.(l)
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John 7:14
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Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.(m)
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John 7:15
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The Jews(n) there were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning(o) without having been taught?"(p)
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John 7:16
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Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.(q)
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John 7:17
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Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out(r) whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
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John 7:18
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Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory,(s) but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
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John 7:19
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Has not Moses given you the law?(t) Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"(u)
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John 7:20
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"You are demon-possessed,"(v) the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
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John 7:21
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Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle,(w) and you are all amazed.
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John 7:22
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Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision(x) (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs),(y) you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath.
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John 7:23
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Now 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?
John 7:24
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Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."(z)
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John 7:25
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At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, "Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?(aa)
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John 7:26
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Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities(ab) really concluded that he is the Messiah?(ac)
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John 7:27
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But we know where this man is from;(ad) when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from."
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