Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1After these things, Yeshua was walking in Galilee, for he did not want to walk in Judea, because the Judeans were seeking to kill him. 2And the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near. 3And his brothers said to Yeshua: "Remove yourself from here and go to Judea, that your disciples may see the works that you do." 4"For no man does anything in secret and wants it done openly. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world." 5For his brothers also did not believe in Yeshua. 6Yeshua said to them: "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready." 7"The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I am testifying about it, that its servants are evil." 8"You go up to this feast; I am not going up now to this feast, because my time is not yet finished." 9He said these things and he remained in Galilee.
10But when his brothers went up to the feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as secretly. 11But the Judeans were seeking him in the feast and they were saying, "Where is he?" 12And there was much murmuring in the crowd because of him, for there were those who said, "He is good", and others were saying, "No, but he deceives the people." 13But no man spoke openly about him, for fear of the Judeans.
14But when the midpoint of the feast had arrived, Yeshua came up to The Temple and he taught. 15And the Judeans were astonished and were saying, "How does this man know the scrolls, having not learned?" 16Yeshua answered and said: "My teaching is not Mine, but from him who sent Me." 17"Whoever is willing to do his will understands my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak for my own pleasure." 18"Whoever speaks for the pleasure of his own mind is seeking glory for himself, but he who seeks glory for the one who sent him is faithful and there is no evil in his heart."
19"Was it not Moses who gave you The Written Law? Yet no one among you keeps The Written Law." 20"Why are you seeking to kill me?" The crowds answered and were saying, "A demon is in you. Who is seeking to kill you?" 21Yeshua answered and said to them, "I have done one work, and all of you are astonished." 22"For this reason Moses gave you circumcision, not that it is from Moses but because it is from the forefathers, and you circumcise a son on the Sabbath." 23"And if a son is circumcised on the Sabbath day because The Written Law of Moses should not be broken, do you complain about me because I have completely healed a man on the Sabbath day?" 24"Do not judge with partiality, but judge just judgment."
25And the men from Jerusalem were saying, "Is This not he whom they seek to kill?" 26"And behold, he speaks openly and they say nothing to him. Is it possible the Elders know that This is truly The Messiah?" 27"But we know from where This One is. When The Messiah comes, no one will know from where he is." 28And Yeshua lifted up his voice as he taught in The Temple and he said, "You know me and from where I am, and I have not come of my own pleasure, but he who has sent me is true, whom you do not know." 29"But I do know him, because I am from unity with him, and he has sent Me." 30And they sought to seize him, and no man laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31But many from the crowds trusted in him and they were saying, "When The Messiah comes, will he do more miracles than these which This One has done?"
32And the Pharisees heard the crowds speaking these things about him and they and the Chief Priests sent guards to seize him. 33And Yeshua said, "A little longer I am with you, and I will go join him who has sent Me." 34"And you will seek me and you will not find me, and wherever I am, you cannot come." 35The Judeans were saying among themselves, "Where is This Man prepared to go that we cannot be, indeed to a region of the Gentiles? Is he prepared to go teach the pagans?" 36"What is this statement that he spoke: 'You will seek me and will not find me, and wherever I am, you are not able to come?' "
37But at the great day, which is the last of the feast, Yeshua stood and he proclaimed and said: "If a man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink." 38"Everyone who trusts in me, just as the scriptures have said, rivers of living water shall flow from within him." 39But this he spoke about The Spirit, Whom those who were trusting in him were being prepared to receive; for The Spirit had not yet been given, because Yeshua had not yet been glorified.
40But many from the crowds who heard his words were saying, "This is truly The Prophet." 41Others were saying, "This One is The Messiah." Others were saying, "Can The Messiah come from Galilee?" 42"Has not the scripture said that The Messiah is coming from the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the village of David?" 43And there was division among the crowd because of him. 44And there were people among them who wanted to seize him, but no man put hands on him.
45And those guards came to the Chief Priests, and the Pharisees and the Priests said to them, "Why have you not brought him?" 46The guards were saying to them, "Never in this way has a man spoken as This Man speaks." 47The Pharisees were saying to them, "Have you also been deceived?" 48"Have men of the leaders or of the Pharisees trusted in him?" 49"However, this people who do not know The Written Law are damned." 50Nicodemus said to them (he is one of them who had come to Yeshua at night): 51"Does our Written Law condemn a man unless one shall hear him first and know what he has done?" 52They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and see that a Prophet will not arise from Galilee."* 53Then everyone went to his house.