Yokhanan 7 – יוחנן ז


1After these things, Yeshua travelled in the Galil; for He did not wish to travel in Y’hudah because the Y’hudim wanted to kill Him.  2Now Khag Sukkot of the Yehudim, was at hand.  3And His brothers said to Yeshua, “Depart from here and go to Y’hudah, so that your Talmidim may see the works that you do.  4For there is no man who does anything in secret and yet wants it to become known. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the people.”  5For not even His own brothers trusted in Yeshua.  6Yeshua said to them, “My time has not yet come; but your time is always here.  7The world cannot hate you; but it hates me, because I testify against it, that its works are evil.  8You go up to this Khag; I am not going just now to this Khag, for my time is not yet come.”  9He said these things, and remained in the Galil.  10But when His brothers had gone up to the Khag, then He also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret.  11The Y’hudim were looking for Him at the Khag and said, “Where is He?”  12And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him; for some said, “He is good;” and others said, “No, but He just deceives the people.”  13But no man spoke openly about Him, because of the fear of the Y’hudim.

14Now about the middle period of the Khag, Yeshua went up to the Heikhal and taught.  15And the Y’hudim marveled, saying, “How does this man know the scrolls when He has not studied them?”  16Yeshua answered, saying, “My doctrine is not mine, but His who sent me.  17He who desires to do His will can understand if my doctrine is from Elohim, or if I am just speaking of my own accord.  18He who speaks of his own accord seeks glory for himself; but He who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and there is no deception in His heart.  19Did not Moshe give you the Torah? And yet none of you obeys the Torah. Why do you want to kill me?” 20The people answered, saying, “You are crazy; who wants to kill you?”  21Yeshua answered, saying to them, “I have done one work, and all of you marvel.  22Moshe gave you circumcision, not because it is from Moshe, but because it is from the forefathers; and yet you circumcise a man on Shabbat.  23So if a man is circumcised on Yom Shabbat, that the Torah of Moshe may not be broken, yet you murmur at me because I healed a man on Yom Shabbat?  24Do not judge by partiality, but judge a just judgment.”  25Then some of the men of Yerushalayim were saying, “Is not this the man whom they want to kill?  26And yet He speaks openly, but they say nothing to Him. Perhaps our elders have found out that He is the Mashi’akh?  27But we know from where He comes; but when the Mashi’akh comes, no man will know from where He comes.”  28Yeshua then lifted up his voice as He taught in the Heikhal, saying, “You know me, and you know from where I come; and yet I have not come of my own accord, but He who sent me is true, whom you do not know.  29But I know Him; because I am from Him, and He sent me.”  30So they wanted to seize Him; and no man laid hands on Him, because His time had not yet come.  31But a great many of the people trusted in Him and said, “When the Mashi’akh comes, will he do greater wonders than this man does?”  32The P’rushim heard the people talking about Him; so they and the chief Kohanim sent soldiers to arrest Him.  33And Yeshua said, “I am with you just a short while, and I am going to Him who sent me.  34You will seek me, but you will not find me; and where I am you cannot come.”  35Then the Y’hudim said among themselves, “Where is He going, that we cannot find Him? Is he planning to go to the countries of the Goyim to teach the pagans?  36What does this word mean which He said,  ‘You will seek me and you will not find me, and where I am you cannot come?’”

37Now on Yom HaGadol, which is the last day of the Khag, Yeshua stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  38Whoever trusts in me, just as the scriptures have said, the rivers of Mayim Khayim shall flow from within him.”  39He said this concerning HaRu’akh, which they who believe in Him were to receive; for HaRu’akh was not yet given, because Yeshua was not yet glorified.  40Many of the people who heard His words were saying, “This man truly is a navi.”  41Others were saying, “He is the Mashi’akh;” but others said, “Is it possible that Mashi’akh should come from the Galil?  42Does not the scripture say that Mashi’akh will come from the seed of David and from Beit Lekhem, the town of David?”  43So the people were divided because of Him.  44And there were some men among them who wanted to seize Him; but no man laid hands on Him.

45And the soldiers returned to the chief Kohanim and the P’rushim; and the Kohanim said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?  46The soldiers said to them, “Never a man has spoken as this man speaks.”  47The P’rushim said to them, “What, have you also been deceived?  48Have any of the leaders or of the P’rushim trusted in Him, 49except this cursed people who do not know the Torah?”  50Nicodemus, one of them, who had come to Yeshua at night, said to them, 51“Does our Torah convict a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he has done?”  52They answered, saying to him, “What, are you also from the Galil? Search and see that no navi will rise up from the Galil.”  53So everyone went to his own house.

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