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The New King James Version

John 7:14–37

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Christ’s Authority from the Father

14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and ntaught. 15 oAnd the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”

16 3Jesus answered them and said, p“My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 qIf anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 rHe who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who sseeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and tno unrighteousness is in Him. 19 uDid not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? vWhy do you seek to kill Me?”

20 The people answered and said, w“You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?”

21 Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 xMoses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, ybut from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because zI made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 aDo not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Christ’s Origin from the Father

25 Now some of them from Jerusalem said, “Is this not He whom they seek to bkill? 26 But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. cDo the rulers know indeed that this is 4truly the Christ? 27 dHowever, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from.”

28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, e“You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and fI have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me gis true, hwhom you do not know. 29 5But iI know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

30 Therefore jthey sought to take Him; but kno one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31 And lmany of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”

Christ’s Departure to the Father

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33 Then Jesus said 6to them, m“I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I ngo to Him who sent Me. 34 You owill seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you pcannot come.”

35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to qthe Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36 What is this thing that He said, ‘You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come’?”

Christ Reveals the “Living Water”

37 rOn the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, s“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.

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