ᎣᏍᏛ ᎧᏃᎮᏛ ᏣᏂ ᎤᏬᏪᎳᏅᎯ 7 Cherokee New Testament (CHR)
7 ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᏂᏙᎸ ᏥᏌ ᎨᎵᎵ ᎤᏪᏙᎸᎩ; ᎥᏝᏰᏃ ᏳᏚᎵᏍᎨ ᏧᏗᏱ ᎤᏪᏓᏍᏗᏱ, ᏅᏓᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬᎩ ᎠᏂᏧᏏ ᎠᎾᏁᎶᏗᏍᎬ ᎬᏩᎯᏍᏗᏱ.
2 ᎠᏂᏧᏏ ᏕᎦᎵᏦᏛᎢ-ᏧᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗᏱ ᎤᏍᏆᎸᎯᏗᏒᎩ.
3 ᎠᎾᎵᏅᏟᏃ ᎯᎠ ᏂᎬᏩᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᎨᏣᏍᏓᏩᏗᏙᎯ ᎾᏍᏉ ᎠᏂᎪᎲᎭ ᏄᏍᏛ ᏕᏣᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲᎢ.
4 ᎥᏝᏰᏃ ᎩᎶ ᎠᏥᎦᏔᎯ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗᏱ ᏧᏚᎵᏍᎪᎢ ᎤᏕᎵᏛ ᏱᏚᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎰᎢ. ᎢᏳᏃ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎿᏛᏁᎮᏍᏗ, ᎡᎶᎯ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏂᏯᏛᏂᏏ.
5 ᎠᎾᎵᏅᏟᏰᏃ ᎥᏝ ᏱᎬᏬᎯᏳᎲᏍᎨᎢ.
6 ᎿᏉᏃ ᏥᏌ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᎥᏝ ᎠᏏ ᏯᎩᏍᏆᎸᎡᎭ; ᏂᎯᏍᎩᏂ ᏂᎪᎯᎸᏉ ᎢᏥᏍᏆᎸᎡᎰᎢ.
7 ᎡᎶᎯ ᎥᏝ ᎢᏥᏍᎦᎩ ᏱᏅᎦᎵᏍᏓ; ᎠᏴᏍᎩᏂ ᎠᎩᏍᏕᎦ, ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᎭ ᏥᏥᏃᎮᎭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏚᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲ ᎤᏲᎢᏳ ᎨᏒᎢ.
8 ᏂᎯ ᏙᏗᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᎲᏍᎬ ᎢᏤᎾ; ᎥᏝ ᎠᏏ ᎠᏴ ᏙᏗᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᎲᏍᎬ ᏴᏓᎨᏏ; ᎥᏝᏰᏃ ᎠᏏ ᏯᎩᏍᏆᎸᎡᎸ.
9 ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᏪᏎᎸ, ᎠᏏᏉ ᎤᏪᏙᎸᎩ ᎨᎵᎵ.
10 ᎠᏎᏃ ᎠᎾᎵᏅᏟ ᎤᏁᏅᏛ ᏂᎨᏐᎢ, ᎿᏉ ᎾᏍᏉ ᏙᏗᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᎲᏍᎬ ᎤᏪᏅᏒᎩ, ᎥᏝ ᎬᏂᎨᏒᎢ, ᎤᏕᎵᏛᏉᏍᎩᏂ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ.
11 ᎿᏉᏃ ᎠᏂᏧᏏ ᎬᏩᏲᎸᎩ ᎬᏩᏲᎸᎩ ᏓᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᎲᏍᎬᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎭᏢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎡᏙᎭ?
12 ᎤᏣᏛᏃ ᎤᏕᎵᏛ ᏓᎾᎵᏃᎮᎵᏙᎲᎩ ᏴᏫ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏩᏃᎮᏍᎬᎢ; ᎢᎦᏛᏰᏃ ᎯᎠ ᎾᏂᏪᏍᎬᎩ; ᎣᏏᏳ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ; ᎢᎦᏛᏃ, ᎥᏝ ᏕᎦᎶᏄᎮᏉ ᏴᏫ, ᎠᎾᏗᏍᎬᎩ.
13 ᎠᏎᏃ ᎥᏝ ᎩᎶ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏳᏃᎮᏍᎨᎢ, ᎤᏓᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬᎩ ᏓᏂᎾᏰᏍᎬ ᎠᏂᏧᏏ.
14 ᎿᏉᏃ ᎠᏰᎵ ᎢᏴᏛ ᎠᎵᏰᎢᎵᏒ ᏓᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᏍᎬᎢ ᏥᏌ ᎤᏛᏅ-ᏗᎦᎳᏫᎢᏍᏗᏱ ᎤᏴᎸᎩ, ᎠᎴ ᏚᏕᏲᏅᎩ.
15 ᎠᏂᏧᏏᏃ ᎤᏂᏍᏆᏂᎪᏒᎩ, ᎠᎴ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎦᏙ ᎤᎵᏍᏙᏔᏅ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎪᏪᎵ ᏗᏏᎾᏏᏳ ᏥᎩ, ᏧᏕᎶᏆᎥᎯᏃ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ?
16 ᏥᏌ ᏚᏁᏤᎸᎩ, ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏒᎩ; ᏥᏕᎦᏕᏲᏍᎦ, ᎥᏝ ᎠᏆᏤᎵᎦ ᏱᎩ, ᎤᏤᎵᎦᏍᎩᏂ ᏅᏛᎩᏅᏏᏛ.
17 ᎢᏳᏃ ᎩᎶ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏄᏍᏛ ᎤᏚᎵᏍᎬ ᏧᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗᏱ, ᎠᏎ ᎤᏙᎴᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏥᏕᎦᏕᏲᎲᏍᎦ ᎤᏁᎳᏅᎯ ᏅᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅᎯ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᏥᏬᏂᏍᎬ ᎠᏋᏒᏉ ᎠᏆᏓᏅᏖᎸᎯ ᎢᎨᏎᏍᏗ.
18 ᎩᎶ ᎤᏩᏒ ᎤᏓᏅᏖᏛ ᏥᎦᏬᏂᏍᎪᎢ, ᎤᏩᏒᏉ ᎠᏥᎸᏉᏗᏳ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗᏱ ᎤᏲᎰᎢ; ᎩᎶᏍᎩᏂ ᏅᏓᏳᏅᏏᏛ ᎠᏥᎸᏉᏗᏳ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗᏱ ᏧᏲᎰᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᎨᏐᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᎥᏝ ᎠᏠᎾᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ ᏳᏓᏑᏲᎢ.
19 ᏝᏍᎪ ᏱᏏ ᏱᏥᏁᎴ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ? ᎠᏎᏃ ᎥᏝ ᎩᎶ ᏳᏓᏑᏯ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏂᎦᏪᏍᎬ ᏱᎾᏛᏁᎭ. ᎦᏙᏃ ᎢᏣᏚᎵ ᏍᎩᎢᏍᏗᏱ?
20 ᎤᏂᏣᏘ ᎤᏂᏁᏨᎩ, ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎠᏍᎩᎾ ᏣᏯᎠ; ᎦᎪ ᎤᏚᎵ ᏣᎯᏍᏗᏱ?
21 ᏥᏌ ᎤᏁᏨᎩ, ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᏑᏓᎴᎩ ᏓᎩᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎸ, ᏂᏥᎥᏃ ᎢᏥᏍᏆᏂᎪᏍᎦ.
22 ᎼᏏ ᎠᎱᏍᏕᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎢᏥᏁᎸᎩ; ᎥᏝᏍᎩᏂᏃᏅ ᎼᏏ ᎤᎾᏄᎪᏫᏒᎯ ᏱᎩ, ᎠᏂᎦᏴᎵᎨᏍᎩᏂ ᎤᏂᎾᏄᎪᏫᏒᎯ; ᏂᎯᏃ ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᎬᏃ ᎢᎡᏥᎤᏍᏕᏎᎰ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ.
23 ᎢᏳᏃ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᎬ ᎢᎦ ᏯᏥᏅᏍᏕᏎᎭ, ᏱᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᎭ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎼᏏ ᎤᏤᎵ ᎤᏲᎢᏍᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎨᏒᎢ, ᏥᎪ ᎢᏍᎩᏍᎦᎦ ᏅᏗᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᎭ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᏂᎬ ᎠᏰᎸ ᏥᏥᏅᏩᏅ ᎤᎾᏙᏓᏆᏍᎬ ᎢᎦ?
24 ᏞᏍᏗ ᏕᏣᎧᏂᏍᎬᏉ ᏱᏗᏧᎪᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ, ᏚᏳᎪᏛᏍᎩᏂ ᏕᏧᎪᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ.
25 ᎿᏉᏃ ᎢᎦᏛ ᏥᎷᏏᎵᎻ ᎠᏁᎯ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ, ᏝᏍᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ Ꮎ ᎯᎠ ᏱᎩ ᏧᎾᏚᎵ ᎤᏂᎯᏍᏗᏱ?
26 ᎬᏂᏳᏉᏃ ᎾᏍᎦᎢᎲᎾ ᎦᏬᏂᎭ, ᎠᎴ ᎥᏝ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏯᏃᏎᎭ. ᏥᏌ ᎤᏂᎬᏫᏳᎯ ᎤᏙᎯᏳᎯ ᎠᏂᎦᏔᎭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏙᎯᏳᎯᏯ ᎦᎶᏁᏛ ᎨᏒᎢ?
27 ᎠᏎᏃ ᎢᏗᎦᏔᎭ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏍᎦᏯ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᎢ, ᎦᎶᏁᏛᏍᎩᏂ ᎦᎷᏨᎭ ᎥᏝ ᎩᎶ ᏱᎬᎦᏔᎮᏍᏗ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᎢ.
28 ᎿᏉᏃ ᏥᏌ ᎤᏪᎷᏅᎩ ᎤᏛᏅᏗᎦᎳᏫᎢᏍᏗᏱ ᏓᏕᏲᎲᏍᎬᎢ, ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏒᎩ; ᏍᎩᎦᏔᎭ, ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᏉ ᎢᏥᎦᏔᎭ ᏗᏆᏓᎴᏅᎢ; ᎠᎴ ᎥᏝ ᎠᏋᏒᏉ ᎠᏆᏓᏅᏖᏛ ᏯᎩᎷᏨ, ᏅᏛᎩᏅᏏᏛᏍᎩᏂ ᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᏁᏥᎦᏔᎲᎾ ᏥᎩ.
29 ᎠᏴᏍᎩᏂ ᏥᎦᏔᎭ, ᎾᎿᏰᏃ ᏅᏛᏆᏓᎴᏅᎯ, ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏗᎩᏅᏒ.
30 ᎿᏉᏃ ᎤᎾᏓᏅᏖᎸᎩ ᎬᏩᏂᏴᏗᏱ: ᎠᏎᏃ ᎥᏝ ᎩᎶ ᏳᏏᏔᏕᎢ, ᏅᏓᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬᎩ ᎠᏏ ᏄᏍᏆᎸᎡᎸᎾ ᎨᏒᎢ.
31 ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᏣᏛᎩ ᎬᏬᎯᏳᏅᎩ, ᎠᎴ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎦᎶᏁᏛ ᎦᎷᏨᎭ, ᏥᎪᎤᏟ ᎢᎦᎢ ᎤᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗ ᏙᏓᏳᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎵ, ᎡᏍᎦᏉ ᎯᎠ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏥᏚᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎸ?
32 ᎠᏂᏆᎵᏏ ᎤᎾᏛᎦᏅᎩ ᎤᏂᏣᏘ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏩᏃᎮᏍᎬ ᎤᏕᎵᏛ ᏓᎾᎵᏃᎮᎵᏙᎲᎢ. ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏆᎵᏏ ᏄᏂᎬᏫᏳᏒᏃ ᎠᏥᎸ-ᎠᏁᎶᎯ ᏚᏂᏅᏒᎩ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏭᏂᏂᏴᏗᏱ.
33 ᎿᏉᏃ ᏥᏌ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᎠᏏ ᏞᎦ ᎢᏨᏰᎳᏗᏙᎭ, ᎿᏉᏃ ᏅᏛᎩᏅᏏᏛ ᏧᏬᎸ ᏮᏛᏥᎶᏏ.
34 ᏍᎩᏲᎮᏍᏗ, ᎠᏎᏃ ᏓᏍᎩᏯᏠᏥ; ᎠᎴ ᏫᎨᎥ ᎥᏝ ᏰᎵ ᏫᏴᎨᏥᎷᎩ.
35 ᎿᏉᏃ ᎠᏂᏧᏏ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᎾᏓᏪᏎᎸᎩ, ᎭᏢ ᏮᏓᎦᎶᏏ, ᎦᏰᏗᏩᏛᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᎢᎨᏎᏍᏗ? ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅᏛᏍᎪ ᏴᏫ ᏓᏁᏩᏗᏒ ᎤᎾᏗᎦᎴᏲᏨᎯ ᏙᏛᏩᏛᎮᏏ, ᎠᎴ ᏫᏙᏓᎨᏲᏂ ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅᏛ ᏴᏫ?
36 ᎦᏙ ᎦᏛᎦ ᎯᎠ ᏥᏄᏪᏒ; ᏍᎩᏲᎮᏍᏗ ᎠᏎᏃ ᏓᏍᎩᏯᏠᏥ, ᎠᎴ ᏫᎨᎥᎢ ᎥᏝ ᏫᏴᎨᏥᎷᎩ?
37 ᎤᎵᏍᏆᎸᏗᏃ ᎢᎦ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᎸᏉᏗ ᎢᎦ ᎨᏒ ᏓᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᎲᏍᎬᎢ, ᏥᏌ ᏚᎴᏅᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏪᎷᏅᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏒᎩ; ᎢᏳᏃ ᎩᎶ ᎤᏔᏕᎩᏍᎨᏍᏗ, ᎠᏴ ᏩᎩᎷᏥ, ᎠᎴ ᏩᏗᏔ.
38 ᎩᎶ ᎠᏉᎯᏳᎲᏍᎨᏍᏗ, ᎤᏍᏉᎵᏱ ᏕᎦᎾᏄᎪᎨᏍᏗ ᎡᏉᏂ ᎬᏂᏛ ᎠᎹ ᏕᎨᏰᏍᏗ; ᎾᏍᎩᏯ ᏥᏂᎦᏪ ᎪᏪᎵ.
39 ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏪᏒ, ᎤᏪᏛᏨᎩ ᎠᏓᏅᏙ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏬᎯᏳᎲᏍᎩ ᎨᏥᏁᏗ ᎨᏒᎢ; ᏝᏰᏃ ᎠᏏ ᎦᎸᏉᏗᏳ ᎠᏓᏅᏙ ᏱᎦᎾᏄᎪᎨᎢ, ᏅᏓᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬᎩ ᏥᏌ ᎠᏏ ᎾᏥᎸᏉᏗᏍᎬᎾ ᎨᏒᎢ.
40 ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏣᏛ ᏴᏫ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎤᎾᏛᎦᏅ, ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎤᏙᎯᏳᎯᏯ ᎯᎠ ᎾᏍᎩ Ꮎ ᎠᏙᎴᎰᏍᎩ.
41 ᎢᎦᏛᏃ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎯᎠ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᎶᏁᏛ. ᎠᏎᏃ ᎢᎦᏛ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᏥᎪ ᎦᎶᏁᏛ ᎨᎵᎵ ᏅᏏᏳᎾᏄᎪᎢᏍᏗ?
42 ᏝᏍᎪ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎯᎠ ᏱᏂᎦᏪᎭ? ᎦᎶᏁᏛ ᏕᏫ ᎤᏁᏢᏔᏅᏛ ᎨᏒ ᎤᎾᏄᎪᎢᏍᏗ, ᎠᎴ ᎦᏚᏱ ᎦᏚᎲᎢ ᏕᏫ ᎤᏕᏅᎢ?
43 ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᏔᎵ ᏄᎾᏓᏛᎩ ᏴᏫ, ᏅᏓᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᏍᎬᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎬᏩᏍᏛᏗᏍᎬᎢ.
44 ᎠᎴ ᎢᎦᏛ ᎤᎾᏓᏑᏴᎩ ᎤᎾᏚᎵᏍᎬᎩ ᎬᏩᏂᏴᏗᏱ; ᎠᏎᏃ ᎥᏝ ᎩᎶ ᏳᏏᎳᏕᎢ.
45 ᎿᏉᏃ ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎬᏩᏂᎷᏤᎸᎩ ᏄᏂᎬᏫᏳᏒ ᎠᏥᎸ-ᎠᏁᎶᎯ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏆᎵᏏ. ᎯᎠᏃ ᏂᏚᏂᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᎦᏙᏃ Ꮭ ᏴᎡᏣᏘᏃᎦ?
46 ᏗᎾᏓᏂᏱᏍᎩ ᎤᏂᏁᏨ ᎯᎠ ᏄᏂᏪᏒᎩ; ᎥᏝ ᎢᎸᎯᏳ ᎩᎶ ᏱᎬᏩᏬᏂᏐ ᎾᏍᎩᏯ ᎯᎠ ᏂᎦᏪᏍᎬ ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎬᎢ.
47 ᎿᏉᏃ ᎠᏂᏆᎵᏏ ᎤᏂᏁᏨ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᏂᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᏥᎪ ᏂᎯ ᎾᏍᏉ ᎡᏥᎶᏄᎡᎸ?
48 ᏥᎪ ᎩᎶ ᏄᏂᎬᏫᏳᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏆᎵᏏ ᎬᏬᎯᏳᏅ?
49 ᎯᎠᏍᎩᏂ ᏴᏫ ᏗᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᎾᏂᎦᏔᎲᎾ ᏥᎩ ᎨᏥᏍᎩᏅᏛᎯ.
50 ᏂᎦᏗᎹᏏ,-ᏥᏌ ᏒᏃᏱ ᎤᎷᏤᎸᎯ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎨᎸᎩ,-ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᏂᏚᏪᏎᎸᎩ;
51 ᏥᎪ ᏗᎩᎧᎿᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏚᏭᎪᏓᏁᎰ ᎩᎶ ᎠᏏ ᎾᎦᏛᎦᏁᎸᎾ ᏥᎨᏐᎢ, ᎠᎴ ᏚᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎲ ᎠᏙᎴᎰᏒᎯ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᏥᎨᏐᎢ?
52 ᎤᏂᏁᏨ ᎯᎠ ᏅᎬᏩᏪᏎᎸᎩ; ᏥᎪ ᎾᏍᏉ ᏂᎯ ᎨᎵᎵ ᎮᎯ? ᏣᏲᎦ ᎠᎴ ᎭᎦᏌᏯᏍᏓ, ᏝᏰᏃ ᎨᎵᎵ ᎤᎾᏄᎪᎢᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ ᎠᏙᎴᎰᏍᎩ.
53 ᏂᎦᏛᏃ ᏙᏧᏁᏅᏒ ᏫᏙᎤᏂᎶᏒᎩ.
John 7 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Goes to the Festival of Tabernacles
7 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want[a] to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not[b] going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”
12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”
Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
Jesus Teaches at the Festival
14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. 15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”
16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. 17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. 18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
20 “You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”
21 Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed. 22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath. 23 Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? 24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
Division Over Who Jesus Is
25 At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? 26 Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah? 27 But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”
28 Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, 29 but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.”
30 At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31 Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”
32 The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.
33 Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me. 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”
35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36 What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?”
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”[c] 39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.”
41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.”
Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 44 Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
45 Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”
46 “No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.
47 “You mean he has deceived you also?” the Pharisees retorted. 48 “Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? 49 No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law—there is a curse on them.”
50 Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, 51 “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?”
52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”
[The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53—8:11. A few manuscripts include these verses, wholly or in part, after John 7:36, John 21:25, Luke 21:38 or Luke 24:53.]
53 Then they all went home,