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some said, He is a goad man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit, no man spake openly of him* for fear of the Jews.
Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters," having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, " My doctrine is not "mine, but his that sent me/ If any man "will do his will, he shall know of the doo "trine, whether it be of God, or whether I "speak of myself, He that speaketh of him"self seeketh his own glory; but he that seek"eth his glory that sent him, the same is true, "and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not "Moses give 3^011 the law,d and yet none of "you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to "kill me ?" the people answered and said, Thou hast a devil/ who goeth about to kill thee? Je-. sus answered and said unto them, " I have done
one work/ and ye all marvel. Moses there"fore gave unto you circumcision; (not be^ "cause it is of Moses, but of the fathers,) and "ye on the sabbath day circumcise.a man/ If "a man on the sabbath day receive ciscumci"sion/ that the law of Moses should not be "broken; are ye angry at me, because I have
'His friends durst not praise him. b How hath he got learning?
c Is not the effect of human learning, but comes from God.
d Exod. iv. iii. t Thou art teside thyself.
f Cured the impotent man at the pool of Bethesda on the sabbath day. . * . . -. >: .
* A male child, on that day, if it be the eighth after its, birth. h Levit. xii. 3. Gen. xvii, 10.. «
"made a man every whit whole on the sab"bath day? Judge not according to the ap"pearance, but judge righteous judgment." Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? but, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? Howbeit, we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. 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. But I know "him: for I am from him, and he hath sent "me"
Then they sought to take him; but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. 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? the Pharisees heard that the people murmured' such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
Then said Jesus unto them, "Yet a little 'r while am I with you, and then I go unto him "that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not "find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot "come." Then said the Jews among them-r selves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? 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?" 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. He that believeth on ** me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly u shall flow rivers of living water." (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
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee ?c hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem/ where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also de
* It was customary on the last day of this festival to draw water from the fountain of Siloam, and offer it as a drink offering to God, in memory of Moses smiting the rock in the wilderness.
b The Holy Ghost was not poured out till after Christ's ascension.
1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem, though reputed a Nazarene
. of Galilee.
ceived? have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? but this people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicod'emus' saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth our law judgeany man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? they answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. And every man went unto his own house. Place. And Jesus went unto the mount
c c*r Olive*.
82. A woman taken in adultery is brought before
And early in the morning he came Place. again into the temple, and all the ^'JJJJjJjJ1. people came unto him: and he sat down, and taught them. And the Scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law" commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou ? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, " He that is without sin among you, let
* Levit. xx. 10.
"him first cast a stone at her." And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her/ "Woman, where are those thine accusers? ** hath no man condemned thee?" she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, ** Neither do lb condemn thee: go, and sin no "more/'
83. Jesus * discourses with the Scribes and Pharisees, with those who believed in him, and with the unbelieving Jews.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, fi 1 am the light of the world: he that followeth "me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have
the light of life." The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. 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. Ye judge "after the flesh :c 1 judge no man. And yet "if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am ** not alone, but X and the Father that sent me.
'Knowing the sincerity of her repentance.
k As a temporal judge.
f According to human appearance.