5 His brothers spoke like this because they didnt believe in him. 6 Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always here.
7 The world cannot hate you
9 Jesus spoke like this and remained in Galilee. 10 But after his brothers had gone to the festival, he also went up, not publicly but in secret. 11 The Jews were looking for him at the festival and asked, Where is he? 12 There was a lot of talk about him among the people. Some said, He is a good man, but others replied, No, he is misleading the people. 13 For fear of the Jews no one spoke openly about him.
14 When the festival was half over, Jesus went to the Temple and began to teach. 15 The Jews marveled and said, How is it that he knows Scrip tures when he has had no teacher?
16 And Jesus answered them, My teaching is not mine, but it comes from the One who sent me. 17 Any one who does the will of God shall know whether my teaching is from God or whether I speak on my own authority.
18 Those who speak on their own authority wish to gain honor for themselves. But the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is truthful and there is no reason to doubt him.
18 vv. 19-24 have been placed after chapter 5. See footnote there.
:B:25 Some of the people of Jeru salem said, Is this not the man they want to kill? 26 And here he is speaking freely, and they dont say a word to him? Can it be that the rulers know that this is really the Christ? 27 Yet we know where this man comes from
28 So Jesus announced in a loud voice in the Temple court where he was teaching, You say that you know me and know where I come from! I have not come of myself
30 They would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him because his time had not yet come. 31 Many people in the crowd, however, believed in him and said, When the Christ comes, will he give more signs than this man?
32 The Pharisees heard all these rumors among the people
35 The Jews said to one another, Where does this man intend to go where we shall not find him? Will he go abroad to the Jews dispersed among the Greek nations and teach the Greeks also? 36 What does he mean when he says: You will look for me and not find me, and: Where I am going you cannot come?
The promise of living water
:B:37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, Let anyone who is thirsty, come to me
39 Jesus was referring to the Spirit which those who believe in him were to receive
Dispute on the origin of Christ
40 Many who had been listening to these words began to say, This is the Prophet. 41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some wondered, Would the Christ come from Ga li lee? 42 Doesnt Scripture say that the Christ is a descendant ofDavid and from Bethlehem, the city of David? 43 The crowd was divided over him. 44 Some wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
45 The officers of the Temple went back to the chief priests who asked them, Why didnt you bring him? 46 The officers answered, No one ever spoke like this man. 47 The Phari sees then said, So you, too, have been led astray! 48 Have any of the rulers or any of the Pharisees be lieved in him? 49 Only these cursed people, who have no knowledge of the Law!
50 Yet one of them, Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier, spoke out, 51 Does our law condemn people without first hearing them and knowing the facts? 52 They replied, Do you, too, come from Galilee? Look it up and see for yourself that no prophet is to come from Galilee.