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King James 2000 Bible
Jesus' Brothers Do Not Believe in Him
1After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
2Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
3His brothers therefore said unto him, Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see the works that you do.
4For there is no man that does anything in secret, when he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.
5For neither did his brothers believe in him.
6Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready.
7The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
8Go you up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet fully come.
9When he had said these words unto them, he remained still in Galilee.
10But when his brothers were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
11Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
12And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceives the people.
13However no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Jesus Teaches in the Temple
14Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
15And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?
16Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
18He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why go you about to kill me?
20The people answered and said, You have a demon: who goes about to kill you?
21Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and you all marvel.
22Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and you on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23If 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 every bit whole on the sabbath day?
24Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Is Jesus the Very Christ?
25Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
26But, lo, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
27However we know this man where he is from: but when Christ comes, no man knows where he is from.
28Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know where I am from: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom you know not.
29But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.
30Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
31And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ comes, will he do more miracles than these which this man has done?
32The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
33Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
34You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come.
35Then said the Jews among themselves, Where will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
36What manner of saying is this that he said, You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come?
The Holy Spirit Is Promised
37In 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.
38He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.
39(But this spoke he of the Spirit, whom they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
41Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
42Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes as the descendant of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
43So there was a division among the people because of him.
44And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
The Jewish Rulers Reject Jesus
45Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have you not brought him?
46The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man.
47Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived?
48Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
49But this people who know not the law are cursed.
50Nicodemus said unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
51Does our law judge any man, before it hears him, and knows what he does?
52They answered and said unto him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee arises no prophet.
53And every man went unto his own house.