Jesus at the Feast of Booths

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because (A)the Jews[a] were seeking to kill him. Now (B)the Jews' Feast of (C)Booths was at hand. (D)So his brothers[b] said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, (E)show yourself to the world.” (F)For not even (G)his brothers believed in him. Jesus said to them, (H)“My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but (I)it hates me because I testify about it that (J)its works are evil. You go up to the feast. I am not[c] going up to this feast, for (K)my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

10 But after (L)his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 (M)The Jews (N)were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12 And there was much (O)muttering about him among the people. (P)While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, (Q)he is leading the people astray.” 13 Yet (R)for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

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Footnotes

  1. John 7:1 Or Judeans; Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time
  2. John 7:3 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 10
  3. John 7:8 Some manuscripts add yet

How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
    O (A)noble daughter!
Your rounded thighs are like (B)jewels,
    the work of (C)a master hand.
Your navel is a rounded bowl
    that never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat,
    encircled with (D)lilies.
(E)Your two breasts are like two fawns,
    twins of a gazelle.
Your (F)neck is like an ivory tower.
Your (G)eyes are pools in (H)Heshbon,
    by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of (I)Lebanon,
    which looks toward (J)Damascus.
Your head crowns you like (K)Carmel,
    and your (L)flowing locks are like purple;
    a king is held captive in the tresses.

(M)How beautiful and (N)pleasant you are,
    O loved one, with all your delights![a]
Your stature is like a palm tree,
    and your breasts are like its clusters.
I say I will climb the palm tree
    and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like (O)clusters of the vine,
    and the scent of your breath like apples,
and your (P)mouth[b] like the best wine.

She

It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
    gliding over lips and teeth.[c]

10 (Q)I am my beloved's,
    (R)and his desire is for me.

The Bride Gives Her Love

11 (S)Come, my beloved,
    let us go out into the fields
    and lodge in the villages;[d]
12 let us go out early to the vineyards
    (T)and see whether the vines have budded,
whether (U)the grape blossoms have opened
    and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
13 (V)The mandrakes give forth fragrance,
    and beside our doors are all choice fruits,
(W)new as well as old,
    which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.

Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 7:6 Or among delights
  2. Song of Solomon 7:9 Hebrew palate
  3. Song of Solomon 7:9 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak, or gliding over the lips of those who sleep
  4. Song of Solomon 7:11 Or among the henna plants

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