1After this Jesus travel ed round Galilee; he could not travel round Judaea, because the Jews wereseeking to kil him. 2As the Jewish feast of Shelters drew near, 3his brothers said to him, 'Leave this place and go to Judaea, so that your disciples, too, can see the works you are doing; 4no one who wants to be publicly known acts in secret; if this is what you are doing, you should revealyourself to the world.' 5Not even his brothers had faith in him. 6Jesus answered, 'For me the right time has not come yet, but for you any time is the right time. 7The world cannot hate you, but it does hate me, because I give evidence that its ways are evil. 8Go up to the festival yourselves: I am not going to this festival, because for me the time is not ripe yet.' 9Having said that, he stayed behind in Galilee. 10However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went up as well, not publicly but secretly. 11At the festival the Jews were on the look-out for him: 'Where is he?' they said. 12There was a great deal of talk about him in the crowds. Some said, 'He is a good man'; others, 'No, heis leading the people astray.' 13Yet no one spoke about him openly, for fear of the Jews. 14When the festival was half over, Jesus went to the Temple and began to teach. 15The Jews were astonished and said, 'How did he learn to read? He has not been educated.' 16Jesus answered them: 'My teaching is not from myself: it comes from the one who sent me; 17anyone who is prepared to do his wil , wil know whether my teaching is from God or whether I speakon my own account. 18When someone speaks on his own account, he is seeking honour for himself; but when he is seekingthe honour of the person who sent him, then he is true and altogether without dishonesty. 19Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law! 20The crowd replied, 'You are mad! Who wants to kil you?' 21Jesus answered, 'One work I did, and you are all amazed at it. 22Moses ordered you to practise circumcision -- not that it began with him, it goes back to the patriarchs-- and you circumcise on the Sabbath. 23Now if someone can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses is not broken, why areyou angry with me for making someone completely healthy on a Sabbath? 24Do not keep judging according to appearances; let your judgement be according to what is right.' 25Meanwhile some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, 'Isn't this the man they want to kil ? 26And here he is, speaking openly, and they have nothing to say to him! Can it be true the authoritieshave recognised that he is the Christ? 27Yet we al know where he comes from, but when the Christ appears no one wil know where he comesfrom.' 28Then, as Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he cried out: You know me and you know where I camefrom. Yet I have not come of my own accord: but he who sent me is true; You do not know him, 29but I know him because I have my being from him and it was he who sent me. 30They wanted to arrest him then, but because his hour had not yet come no one laid a hand on him. 31There were many people in the crowds, however, who believed in him; they were saying, 'When theChrist comes, wil he give more signs than this man has?' 32Hearing that talk like this about him was spreading among the people, the Pharisees sent the Templeguards to arrest him. 33Then Jesus said: For a short time I am with you stil ; then I shal go back to the one who sent me. 34You will look for me and wil not find me; where I am you cannot come. 35So the Jews said to one another, 'Where is he intending to go that we shal not be able to find him? Ishe intending to go abroad to the people who are dispersed among the Greeks and to teach the Greeks? 36'Why do you want to kil me?' What does he mean when he says: "You will look for me and wil not findme; where I am, you cannot come?" ' 37On the last day, the great day of the festival, Jesus stood and cried out: 'Let anyone who is thirstycome to me! 38Let anyone who believes in me come and drink! As scripture says, "From his heart shal flow streamsof living water." ' 39He was speaking of the Spirit which those who believed in him were to receive; for there was no Spiritas yet because Jesus had not yet been glorified. 40Some of the crowd who had been listening said, 'He is indeed the prophet,' 41and some said, 'He is the Christ,' but others said, 'Would the Christ come from Galilee? 42Does not scripture say that the Christ must be descended from David and come from Bethlehem, thevil age where David was?' 43So the people could not agree about him. 44Some wanted to arrest him, but no one actual y laid a hand on him. 45The guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees who said to them, 'Why haven't you broughthim?' 46The guards replied, 'No one has ever spoken like this man.' 47'So,' the Pharisees answered, 'you, too, have been led astray? 48Have any of the authorities come to believe in him? Any of the Pharisees? 49This rabble knows nothing about the Law -- they are damned.' 50One of them, Nicodemus -- the same man who had come to Jesus earlier -- said to them, 51'But surely our Law does not al ow us to pass judgement on anyone without first giving him a hearingand discovering what he is doing?' 52To this they answered, 'Are you a Galilean too? Go into the matter, and see for yourself: prophets donot arise in Galilee.' 53They al went home,
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