Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
John Chapter 7
7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in
Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
7:2 Now the Jew's feast of tabernacles was at hand.
7:3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into
Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
7:4 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
7:5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is
7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of
it, that the works thereof are evil.
7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my
time is not yet full come.
7:9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
7:10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the
feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
7:11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
7:12 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
7:13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
7:14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and
7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters,
having never learned?
7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his
that sent me.
7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether
it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
7:18 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.
7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the
law? Why go ye about to kill me?
7:20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to
7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all
7:22 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.
7:23 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?
7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous
7:25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek
7:26 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the
rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
7:27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no
man knoweth whence he is.
7:28 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.
7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
7:30 Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because
his hour was not yet come.
7:31 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?
7:32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning
him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
7:33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and
then I go unto him that sent me.
7:34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye
7:35 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?
7:36 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?
7:37 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.
7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water.
7:39 (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.)
7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of
a truth this is the Prophet.