14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up (A)into the temple and began teaching. 15 The Jews therefore (B)marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning,[a] when he has never studied?” 16 So Jesus answered them, (C)“My teaching is not mine, but his (D)who sent me. 17 (E)If anyone's will is to do God's[b] will, (F)he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I (G)am speaking on my own authority. 18 The one who speaks on his own authority (H)seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19 (I)Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. (J)Why do you seek to kill me?” 20 The crowd answered, (K)“You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?” 21 Jesus answered them, “I did (L)one work, and you all marvel at it. 22 (M)Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but (N)from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, (O)are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? 24 (P)Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 7:15 Or this man knows his letters
  2. John 7:17 Greek his

Longing for Her Beloved

Oh that you were like a brother to me
    who nursed at my mother's breasts!
If I found you outside, I would kiss you,
    and none would despise me.
I would lead you and (A)bring you
    into the house of my mother—
    she who used to teach me.
I would give you (B)spiced wine to drink,
    the juice of my pomegranate.
(C)His left hand is under my head,
    and his right hand embraces me!
I (D)adjure you, O (E)daughters of Jerusalem,
    (F)that you not stir up or awaken love
    until it pleases.

(G)Who is that coming up from the wilderness,
    leaning on her beloved?

Under the apple tree I awakened you.
There your mother was in labor with you;
    there she who bore you was in labor.

Set me as a seal upon your heart,
    as (H)a seal upon your arm,
for (I)love is strong as death,
    (J)jealousy[a] is fierce as the grave.[b]
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
    the very (K)flame of the Lord.
Many waters cannot quench love,
    neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love
    all the wealth of his (L)house,
    he[c] would be utterly despised.

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 8:6 Or ardor
  2. Song of Solomon 8:6 Hebrew as Sheol
  3. Song of Solomon 8:7 Or it

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