Now the religious leaders were seeking Jesus at the feast, and said, "Where is He?" There was much stir about Him in the multitudes. Some said, "He is a good man;" others said, "Nay, but He misleadeth the multitude." No one, however, spake openly about Him, for fear of the religious leaders.
But when it was already the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. The religious leaders, therefore, wondered, saying, "How knoweth this Fellow letters, having never learned?" Jesus, therefore, answered them and said, "My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If any one desireth to do His will, he shall know the teaching, whether it is from God, or whether I speak from Myself. He that speaketh from himself, seeketh his own glory; but He that seeketh the glory of Him that sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Did not Moses give you the law? And not one of you keepeth the law? Why do ye seek to kill Me?"
The multitude answered, "Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill Thee?" Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work and ye all wonder because of it. Moses hath given you circumcision, (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers,) and on the Sabbath. ye circumcise a man. If a man receiveth circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye angry with Me, because I made a man entirely sound on the Sabbath? Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
Therefore some of those of Jerusalem said, "Is not this He whom they are seeking to kill? And behold, He speaketh publicly and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers then certainly know that this is the Christ? But we know this man, whence He is; but the Christ, when He cometh, no one knoweth whence He is."
Jesus, therefore, cried aloud in the temple, teaching and saying, "Ye both know Me, and know whence I am; and I have not come of Myself, but He is true Who sent Me, Whom ye know not. I know Him, because I am from Him and He sent Me." They sought therefore to take Him, and no one laid his hand upon Him, because His hour had not yet come.