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71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, 15 being 16 'one of the twelve.

CHAP. VII. 1 Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen : 10 goeth up from Galilee to the feast of tabernacles: 14 teacheth in the temple : 40 divers opinions of him among the people : 45 the Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.

AFTER these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, 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 Judæa, 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, 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 alway ready.

15 had thoughts of betraying him. Dod. 16 though he was. Gen. * John, xiii. 27 : After the sop, Satan entered into him.

CHAP. VII. John, v. 16, 18: Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

• Lev. xxiii. 34: Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. c See on Mat. xii. 46.

MARK, iii. 21: When his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

e Ver. viii. 30, JOHN, ii. 4: Mine hour is not yet come. do. viii. 20: No man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

: 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 g 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,2 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.

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f John, xv. 19: If ye were of the world, the world would love his own : but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

& JOHN, iii. 19: This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

h John, viii. 20: The words under ver. 6.

· John, xi. 56: Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?

k Ver. 43, John, ix. 16: Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. do.x. 19: There was a division therefore again among the

Jews for these sayings. 1 Ver. 40, MAT. xxi. 46: When they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet. Luke, vii. 16: There came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us. John, vi. 14: This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

in Pro. xxix. 25: The fear of man bringeth a snare; but

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,3 "having never learned ?

16 Jesus answered them, and said, My odoctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

17 If any man will 'do4 his will, he shall know 3 the Scriptures. Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi. Gen. Pu. learning. A. V. 4 be determined to do. Dod. whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. John, iii. 2: The same came to Jesus by night. do. vii. 50: Nicodemus, that came to Jesus by night. do. ix. 22: These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews : for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. do. xii. 42: Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue. do. xix. 38: Joseph of Arimathæa, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. Acts, v. 13 : Of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

n Mat. xiii. 54: When he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Mark, vi. 2: When the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue; and

many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things ? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him ? LUKE, iv. 22: And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? Acts, ii. 7: And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans?

• John, iii. 11: We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen. do. viii. 28, 38: As my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. I speak that which I have seen with my Father. do. xii. 49: I have not spoken of myself; but as the Father that sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. do. xiv. 10, 24: The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself : but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. The word which

ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. PEcclus. xxi. 11: He that keepeth the law of the LORD, getteth the understanding thereof. John, viii. 31, 32, 43.

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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 ‘keepth the law? Why go ye about to 'kill me?

20 The people answered and said, "Thou hast a devil :5 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 circumci

5 demon. Wh. 9 John, v. 41: I receive not honour from men. do. viii. 50.

Exod. xxiv. 3: Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments. DEUT. xxxiii. 4: Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. John, i. 17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Acts, vii. 35, &c: This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush, &c. Gal. iii. 19: Wherefore then serveth the law? it was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

MAT. xv. 6: Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Acts, vii. 53: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

t Mat. xii. 14: Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. MARK, ii. 6: And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. JOHN, v. 16, 18: The words under ver. 1. do. 31,39 : Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. They sought again to take him, but he escaped out of their hand. do. xi. 53: From that day forth, they took counsel together for to put him to death.

u See on Mat. ix. 34.

Lev. xii. 3: In the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

sion; (not because it is of Moses, but of the "fathers ;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise

a man.

23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken ;6 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

6 without breaking the law of Moses. A. V. 'perfectly cured a man. Wh. 8 after the outer appearance. Ud. 'openly. Gen. Rh. Wh. wGen. xvii. 10 : This is my covenant, which


shall keep, between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.

* John, v. 8, 9, 16: Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

y See on James, ii. 1.
2 See on ver. 19.
a Ver. 48.
b See on John, vi. 42.

John, viii. 14: Ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. i. e. Ye know my person, parentage, and country, but ye know not my Divine mission and commission from heaven : which sense reconciles the seeming difference between John, vii. 28, and viii. 14.

a John, v. 43: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not. do. viii. 42.

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