|Return to Index||Henry's Commentary|
|1||After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.|
|2||Now the Jew's feast of atabernacles was at hand.|
His 1brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
|4||For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.|
For neither did his 1brethren believe in him.
|6||Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway 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 full come.|
|9||When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.|
|10||But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also 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: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.|
|13||Howbeit no man spake 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 marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?|
|16||Jesus answered them, and said, 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 of God, or whether I speak of myself.|
|18||He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory 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.|
Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the 1sabbath day circumcise a man.
|23||If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, 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 of 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||Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.|
|28||Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know 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 was not yet come.|
|31||And many of the people believed on 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 said the Jews 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||In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.|
|38||He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.|
|39||(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)|
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the 1Prophet.
|41||Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?|
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
Micah 5:2 Matt 2:6
|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; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?|
The officers answered, 1Never man spake like this man.
|47||Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?|
|48||Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?|
|49||But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.|
|50||Nicodemus saith 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 of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.|
|53||And every man went unto his own house.|
|Notes on Chapter 7|
(a) "tabernacles" = a tent.
Strongs #4634 skenopegia - the Festival of Tabernacles (so called from the custom of erecting booths for temporary homes).
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