Bible: John 7:14-24

Teaching in the Temple

7:14 When the feast was half over, Jesus went up to the temple courts 1  and began to teach. 2  7:15 Then the Jewish leaders 3  were astonished 4  and said, “How does this man know so much when he has never had formal instruction? 5  7:16 So Jesus replied, 6 My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me. 7  7:17 If anyone wants to do God’s will, 8  he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority. 9  7:18 The person who speaks on his own authority 10  desires 11  to receive honor 12  for himself; the one who desires 13  the honor 14  of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, 15  and there is no unrighteousness in him. 7:19 Hasn’t Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps 16  the law! Why do you want 17  to kill me?

7:20 The crowd 18  answered, “You’re possessed by a demon! 19  Who is trying to kill you? 20  7:21 Jesus replied, 21 I performed one miracle 22  and you are all amazed. 23  7:22 However, because Moses gave you the practice of circumcision 24  (not that it came from Moses, but from the forefathers), you circumcise a male child 25  on the Sabbath. 7:23 But if a male child 26  is circumcised 27  on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken, 28  why are you angry with me because I made a man completely well 29  on the Sabbath? 7:24 Do not judge according to external appearance, 30  but judge with proper 31  judgment.”

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