John 7-8 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
7 After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee, for He would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.
2 Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.
3 His brethren therefore said unto Him, “Depart hence and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
4 For no man doeth anything in secret if he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, show thyself to the world.”
5 For neither did His brethren believe in Him.
6 Then Jesus said unto them, “My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready.
7 The world cannot hate you, but Me it hateth, because I testify of it that the works thereof are evil.
8 Go ye up unto this feast. I go not up yet unto this feast, for My time is not yet fully come.”
9 When He had said these words unto them, He remained still in Galilee.
10 But when His brethren had gone up, then He also went up unto the feast, not openly but, as it were, in secret.
11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast and said, “Where is he?”
12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him. For some said, “He is a good man,” and others said, “Nay, for he deceiveth the people.”
13 Yet no man spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
14 Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, “How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?”
16 Jesus answered them, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent Me.
17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be from God, or whether I speak from Myself.
18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory; but He that seeketh the glory of Him that sent Him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill Me?”
20 The people answered and said, “Thou hast a devil. Who goeth about to kill thee?”
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, “I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and ye on the Sabbath day circumcise a man.
23 If a man receive circumcision on the Sabbath day, that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are ye angry at Me because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
25 Then said some of them from Jerusalem, “Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
26 But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
27 Yet we know from whence this man comes; but when Christ cometh, no man will know from whence He comes.”
28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple as He taught, saying, “Ye both know Me, and ye know from whence I am. And I am not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is true, whom ye know not.
29 But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He hath sent Me.”
30 Then they sought to take Him; but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
31 And many of the people believed in Him and said, “When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done?”
32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.
33 Then said Jesus unto them, “Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me.
34 Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come.”
35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Whither will he go that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
36 What manner of saying is this that he said, ‘Ye shall seek me and shall not find me; and where I am, thither ye cannot come’?”
37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.
38 He that believeth in Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
39 (But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believe in Him should receive; for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, “In truth this is the Prophet.”
41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
42 Hath not the Scripture said that Christ cometh out of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem where David was?”
43 So there was a division among the people because of Him.
44 And some of them would have taken Him, but no man laid hands on Him.
45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said unto them, “Why have ye not brought him?”
46 The officers answered, “Never did man speak like this man!”
47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are ye also deceived?
48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
49 But this people, who knoweth not the law, are cursed.”
50 Nicodemus said unto them (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them),
51 “Doth our law judge any man before it hear him and know what he doeth?”
52 They answered and said unto him, “Art thou also from Galilee? Search and look, for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.”
53 And every man went unto his own house.
8 Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
4 they said unto Him, “Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned but what sayest thou?”
6 This they said testing Him, that they might have cause to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He lifted Himself up and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the eldest even unto the last, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted Himself up and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, “Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?”
11 She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.”
12 Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto Him, “Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.”
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, “Though I bear record of Myself, yet My record is true, for I know whence I came and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come and whither I go.
15 Ye judge according to the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent Me.
17 It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am One that bear witness of Myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.”
19 Then they said unto Him, “Where is thy father?” Jesus answered, “Ye neither know Me, nor My Father. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also.”
20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury as He taught in the temple, and no man laid hands on Him, for His hour was not yet come.
21 Then Jesus said again unto them, “I go My way, and ye shall seek Me, and shall die in your sins. Whither I go, ye cannot come.”
22 Then said the Jews, “Will he kill himself, because he saith, ‘Whither I go ye cannot come’?”
23 And He said unto them, “Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.”
25 Then they said unto Him, “Who art thou?” And Jesus said unto them, “Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you, but He that sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him.”
27 They understood not that He spoke to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, “When ye have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things.
29 And He that sent Me is with Me. The Father hath not left Me alone, for I do always those things that please Him.”
30 As He spoke those words, many believed in Him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed in Him, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed.
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man. How sayest thou, ‘Ye shall be made free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever, but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed, but ye seek to kill Me, because My Word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with My Father, and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.”
39 They answered and said unto Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said unto them, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill Me, a Man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.”
42 Jesus said unto them, “If God were your Father, ye would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.
43 Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My Word!
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.
46 Which of you convicteth Me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe Me?
47 He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”
48 Then the Jews answered and said unto Him, “Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan and hast a devil?”
49 Jesus answered, “I have not a devil, but I honor My Father, and ye do dishonor Me.
50 And I seek not Mine own glory; there is One that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily I say unto you, if a man keep My saying, he shall never see death.”
52 Then said the Jews unto Him, “Now we know that thou hast a devil! Abraham is dead and the prophets; and thou sayest, ‘If a man keep my saying he shall never taste of death.’
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom makest thou thyself?”
54 Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father that honoreth Me, of whom ye say that He is your God.
55 Yet ye have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I should say, ‘I know Him not,’ I shall be a liar like unto you. But I know Him and keep His saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day; and He saw it and was glad.”
57 Then said the Jews unto Him, “Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am!”
59 Then they took up stones to cast at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.