The Unbelief of Jesus’ Brothers
1#Jn 4:3; 7:19After these things Jesus walked in Galilee. He would not walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill Him. 2#Zec 14:16–19Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. 3#Mt 12:46; Jn 7:5His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You do. 4#Jn 18:20For no one does anything in secret, while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, reveal Yourself to the world.” 5#Mk 3:21For even His brothers did not believe in Him.
6#Jn 2:4; 7:8Therefore Jesus told them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always fitting. 7#Jn 3:19; 15:18–19The world cannot hate you. But it hates Me, because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil. 8#Jn 7:6You go up to this feast. I am not going up to this feast yet, because My time has not yet fully come.” 9Having said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.
Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles
10However, after His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He also went up, not publicly, but secretly. 11#Jn 11:56Then the Jews looked for Him at the feast, and said, “Where is He?”
12#Jn 7:40–43; 9:16There was much complaining among the people concerning Him. For some said, “He is a good Man.”
Others said, “No, He deceives the people.” 13#Jn 9:22; 19:38Yet no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
14#Jn 7:28Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. 15#Mt 13:54; Lk 2:47The Jews marveled, saying, “How has this Man become educated, having never been taught?”
16#Jn 3:11; 14:24Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17#Jn 8:43; 8:31–32If any man desires to do His will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18#Jn 5:41He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory. But He who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19#Jn 1:17; Mt 12:14Did Moses not give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”
20#Jn 8:48; 10:20The people answered and said, “You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?”
21Jesus answered them, “I did one work, and you all marvel. 22#Lev 12:3; Ge 17:10–14Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision, you circumcise a man on the Sabbath day (although it did not come from Moses, but from the Patriarchs). 23If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath day, so that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry at Me because I completely healed a man on the Sabbath day? 24#Jn 8:15; Dt 1:16–17Do not judge according to appearance, but practice righteous judgment.”
Is He the Christ?
25Then some of them from Jerusalem said, “Is this not He whom they seek to kill? 26#Jn 7:48Look! He speaks publicly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers indeed know that this is really the Christ? 27#Jn 6:42; Lk 4:22But we know where this Man is from. When the Christ comes, no one will know where He is from.”
28#Jn 8:42; 7:14Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple, cried out, “You know Me and you likewise know where I am from. I have not come on My own authority, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29#Jn 8:55; Mt 11:27But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.”
30#Jn 10:39; 7:6So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31#Jn 12:42; Mt 12:23Still, many of the people believed in Him and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”
Officials Sent to Arrest Jesus
32The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning Him. So the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.
33#Jn 13:33; 16:5Then Jesus said to them, “I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me. 34You will look for Me and you will not find Me. And where I am, you cannot come.”
35#Jas 1:1; 1Pe 1:1The Jews said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36#Jn 7:34What kind of saying is this which He said, ‘You will look for Me and you will not find Me. And where I am, you cannot come’? ”
Rivers of Living Water
37#Isa 55:1; Lev 23:36; Nu 29:35On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38#Isa 58:11; Jn 4:14He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.” 39#Ac 2:17; Joel 2:28; Ac 2:33By this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him would receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Division Among the People
40#Mt 21:11; Jn 1:21Therefore when they heard these words, many of the people said, “Truly, this is the Prophet.”
41#Jn 1:46; 7:52Others said, “This is the Christ.”
But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? 42#Mic 5:2; Mt 2:5Has the Scripture not said that the Christ comes from the seed of David, out of the town of Bethlehem where David was?” 43#Jn 9:16; 10:19So there was a division among the people because of Him. 44#Jn 7:30Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
The Unbelief of Those in Authority
45#Jn 7:32Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?”
46The officers answered, “No man has ever spoken like this Man.”
47#Jn 7:12Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48#Jn 12:42; 7:26Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49Not at all. This crowd who does not know the law is accursed.”
50#Jn 19:39Nicodemus, being one of them who came to Jesus by night, said to them, 51#Pr 18:13“Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?”
52#Jn 7:41; 1:46They answered him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.”
The Woman Caught in Adultery
53Then everyone went to his own house.#The earliest Gk. manuscripts lack 7:53–8:11.