Bible: John 7:1-13

The Feast of Tabernacles

7:1 After this 1  Jesus traveled throughout Galilee. 2  He 3  stayed out of Judea 4  because the Jewish leaders 5  wanted 6  to kill him. 7:2 Now the Jewish feast of Tabernacles 7  was near. 8  7:3 So Jesusbrothers 9  advised him, “Leave here and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles that you are performing. 10  7:4 For no one who seeks to make a reputation for himself 11  does anything in secret. 12  If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 7:5 (For not even his own brothers believed in him.) 13 

7:6 So Jesus replied, 14 My time 15  has not yet arrived, 16  but you are ready at any opportunity! 17  7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil. 7:8 You go up 18  to the feast yourselves. I am not going up to this feast 19  because my time 20  has not yet fully arrived.” 21  7:9 When he had said this, he remained in Galilee.

7:10 But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then Jesus 22  himself also went up, not openly but in secret. 7:11 So the Jewish leaders 23  were looking for him at the feast, asking, “Where is he? 24  7:12 There was 25  a lot of grumbling 26  about him among the crowds. 27  Some were saying, “He is a good man,” but others, “He deceives the common people.” 28  7:13 However, no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jewish leaders. 29 

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