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John 7 (WEBP)

[1] After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn’t walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
[2] Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was at hand.
[3] His brothers therefore said to him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.
[4] For no one does anything in secret while he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world.”
[5] For even his brothers didn’t believe in him.
[6] Jesus therefore said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
[7] The world can’t hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.
[8] You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled.”
[9] Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
[10] But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.
[11] The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, “Where is he?”
[12] There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others said, “Not so, but he leads the multitude astray.”
[13] Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.
[14] But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
[15] The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, having never been educated?”
[16] Jesus therefore answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
[17] If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God or if I am speaking from myself.
[18] He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
[19] Didn’t Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me?”
[20] The multitude answered, “You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?”
[21] Jesus answered them, “I did one work and you all marvel because of it.
[22] Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.
[23] If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a man completely healthy on the Sabbath?
[24] Don’t judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
[25] Therefore some of them of Jerusalem said, “Isn’t this he whom they seek to kill?
[26] Behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is truly the Christ?
[27] However, we know where this man comes from, but when the Christ comes, no one will know where he comes from.”
[28] Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know me, and know where I am from. I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you don’t know.
[29] I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”
[30] They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
[31] But of the multitude, many believed in him. They said, “When the Christ comes, he won’t do more signs than those which this man has done, will he?”
[32] The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
[33] Then Jesus said, “I will be with you a little while longer, then I go to him who sent me.
[34] You will seek me and won’t find me. You can’t come where I am.”
[35] The Jews therefore said among themselves, “Where will this man go that we won’t find him? Will he go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
[36] What is this word that he said, ‘You will seek me, and won’t find me;’ and ‘Where I am, you can’t come’?”
[37] Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!
[38] He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.”
[39] But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus wasn’t yet glorified.
[40] Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, “This is truly the prophet.”
[41] Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “What, does the Christ come out of Galilee?
[42] Hasn’t the Scripture said that the Christ comes of the offspring§ of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
[43] So a division arose in the multitude because of him.
[44] Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.
[45] The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, “Why didn’t you bring him?”
[46] The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!”
[47] The Pharisees therefore answered them, “You aren’t also led astray, are you?
[48] Have any of the rulers or any of the Pharisees believed in him?
[49] But this multitude that doesn’t know the law is cursed.”
[50] Nicodemus (he who came to him by night, being one of them) said to them,
[51] “Does our law judge a man unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?”
[52] They answered him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.”
[53] Everyone went to his own house,

John 7:42a or, seed
John 7:42b 2 Samuel 7:12
John 7:42c Micah 5:2
John 7:52 See Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:13-16

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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John 7 (KJVS)

[1] G2532 After G3326 these things G5023 Jesus G2424 walked G4043 (ImpfActInd) in G1722 Galilee G1056: for G1063 he would G2309 (ImpfActInd) not G3756 walk G4043 (PresActInf) in G1722 Jewry G2449, because G3754 the Jews G2453 sought G2212 (ImpfActInd) to kill G615 (AorActInf) him G846.
[2] Now G1161 the Jews G2453’ feast G1859 of tabernacles G4634 was G2258 (ImpfInd) at hand G1451.
[3] His G846 brethren G80 therefore G3767 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 him G846, Depart G3327 (Aor2ActImpr) hence G1782, and G2532 go G5217 (PresActImpr) into G1519 Judaea G2449, that G2443 thy G4675 disciples G3101 also G2532 may see G2334 (AorActSubj) the works G2041 that G3739 thou G4675 doest G4160 (PresActInd).
[4] For G1063 [there is] no man G3762 [that] doeth G4160 (PresActInd) any thing G5100 in G1722 secret G2927, and G2532 he himself G846 seeketh G2212 (PresActInd) to be G1511 (PresInf) known openly G1722 G3954. If G1487 thou do G4160 (PresActInd) these things G5023, shew G5319 (AorActImpr) thyself G4572 to the world G2889.
[5] For G1063 neither G3761 did G4100 his G846 brethren G80 believe G4100 (ImpfActInd) in G1519 him G846.
[6] Then G3767 Jesus G2424 said G3004 (PresActInd) unto them G846, My G1699 time G2540 is G3918 not yet G3768 come G3918 (PresInd): but G1161 your G5212 time G2540 is G2076 (PresInd) alway G3842 ready G2092.
[7] The world G2889 cannot G3756 G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) hate G3404 (PresActInf) you G5209; but G1161 me G1691 it hateth G3404 (PresActInd), because G3754 I G1473 testify G3140 (PresActInd) of G4012 it G846, that G3754 the works G2041 thereof G846 are G2076 (PresInd) evil G4190.
[8] Go G305 ye G5210 up G305 (Aor2ActImpr) unto G1519 this G5026 feast G1859: I G1473 go G305 not G3768 up G305 (PresActInd) yet G3768 unto G1519 this G5026 feast G1859; for G3754 my G1699 time G2540 is G4137 not yet G3768 full come G4137 (PerfPasInd).
[9] When G1161 he had said G2036 (Aor2ActPtc) these words G5023 unto them G846, he abode G3306 (AorActInd) [still] in G1722 Galilee G1056.
[10] But G1161 when G5613 his G846 brethren G80 were gone up G305 (Aor2ActInd), then G5119 went G305 he G846 also G2532 up G305 (Aor2ActInd) unto G1519 the feast G1859, not G3756 openly G5320, but G235 as it were G5613 in G1722 secret G2927.
[11] Then G3767 the Jews G2453 sought G2212 (ImpfActInd) him G846 at G1722 the feast G1859, and G2532 said G3004 (ImpfActInd), Where G4226 is G2076 (PresInd) he G1565?
[12] And G2532 there was G2258 (ImpfInd) much G4183 murmuring G1112 among G1722 the people G3793 concerning G4012 him G846: for some G3303 said G3004 (ImpfActInd), G3754 He is G2076 (PresInd) a good man G18: others G1161 G243 said G3004 (ImpfActInd), Nay G3756; but G235 he deceiveth G4105 (PresActInd) the people G3793.
[13] Howbeit G3305 no man G3762 spake G2980 (ImpfActInd) openly G3954 of G4012 him G846 for G1223 fear G5401 of the Jews G2453.
[14] Now G2235 about G1161 the midst of G3322 (PresActPtc) the feast G1859 Jesus G2424 went up G305 (Aor2ActInd) into G1519 the temple G2411, and G2532 taught G1321 (ImpfActInd).
[15] And G2532 the Jews G2453 marvelled G2296 (ImpfActInd), saying G3004 (PresActPtc), How G4459 knoweth G1492 (PerfActInd) this man G3778 letters G1121, having G3129 never G3361 learned G3129 (PerfActPtc)?
[16] Jesus G2424 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd) them G846, and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), My G1699 doctrine G1322 is G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 mine G1699, but G235 his that sent G3992 (AorActPtc) me G3165.
[17] If G1437 any man G5100 will G2309 (PresActSubj) do G4160 (PresActInf) his G846 will G2307, he shall know G1097 (FutMidDepInd) of G4012 the doctrine G1322, whether G4220 it be G2076 (PresInd) of G1537 God G2316, or G2228 [whether] I G1473 speak G2980 (PresActInd) of G575 myself G1683.
[18] He that speaketh G2980 (PresActPtc) of G575 himself G1438 seeketh G2212 (PresActInd) his own G2398 glory G1391: but G1161 he that seeketh G2212 (PresActPtc) his glory G1391 that sent G3992 (AorActPtc) him G846, the same G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) true G227, and G2532 no G3756 unrighteousness G93 is G2076 (PresInd) in G1722 him G846.
[19] Did G1325 not G3756 Moses G3475 give G1325 (PerfActInd) you G5213 the law G3551, and G2532 [yet] none G3762 of G1537 you G5216 keepeth G4160 (PresActInd) the law G3551? Why G5101 go ye about G2212 (PresActInd) to kill G615 (AorActInf) me G3165?
[20] The people G3793 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd) and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Thou hast G2192 (PresActInd) a devil G1140: who G5101 goeth about G2212 (PresActInd) to kill G615 (AorActInf) thee G4571?
[21] Jesus G2424 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd) and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto them G846, I have done G4160 (AorActInd) one G1520 work G2041, and G2532 ye G2296 all G3956 marvel G2296 (PresActInd).
[22] Moses G3475 therefore G1223 G5124 gave G1325 (PerfActInd) unto you G5213 circumcision G4061; (not G3756 because G3754 it is G2076 (PresInd) of G1537 Moses G3475, but G235 of G1537 the fathers G3962;) and G2532 ye G4059 on G1722 the sabbath day G4521 circumcise G4059 (PresActInd) a man G444.
[23] If G1487 a man G444 on G1722 the sabbath day G4521 receive G2983 (PresActInd) circumcision G4061, that G3363 the law G3551 of Moses G3475 should G3089 not G3363 be broken G3089 (AorPasSubj); are ye angry G5520 (PresActInd) at me G1698, because G3754 I have made G4160 (AorActInd) a man G444 every whit G3650 whole G5199 on G1722 the sabbath day G4521?
[24] Judge G2919 (PresActImpr) not G3361 according to G2596 the appearance G3799, but G235 judge G2919 (AorActImpr) righteous G1342 judgment G2920.
[25] Then G3767 said G3004 (ImpfActInd) some G5100 of G1537 them of Jerusalem G2415, Is G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 this G3778 he, whom G3739 they seek G2212 (PresActInd) to kill G615 (AorActInf)?
[26] But G2532, lo G2396, he speaketh G2980 (PresActInd) boldly G3954, and G2532 they say G3004 (PresActInd) nothing G3762 unto him G846. Do G1097 the rulers G758 know G1097 (Aor2ActInd) indeed G3379 G230 that G3754 this G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) the very G230 Christ G5547?
[27] Howbeit G235 we know G1492 (PerfActInd) this man G5126 whence G4159 he is G2076 (PresInd): but G1161 when G3752 Christ G5547 cometh G2064 (PresMidPasDepSubj), no man G3762 knoweth G1097 (PresActInd) whence G4159 he is G2076 (PresInd).
[28] Then G3767 cried G2896 (AorActInd) Jesus G2424 in G1722 the temple G2411 as he taught G1321 (PresActPtc), G2532 saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Ye both G2504 know me G1492 (PerfActInd), and G2532 ye know G1492 (PerfActInd) whence G4159 I am G1510 (PresInd): and G2532 I am G2064 not G3756 come G2064 (Perf2ActInd) of G575 myself G1683, but G235 he that sent G3992 (AorActPtc) me G3165 is G2076 (PresInd) true G228, whom G3739 ye G5210 know G1492 (PerfActInd) not G3756.
[29] But G1161 I G1473 know G1492 (PerfActInd) him G846: for G3754 I am G1510 (PresInd) from G3844 him G846, and he G2548 hath sent G649 (AorActInd) me G3165.
[30] Then G3767 they sought G2212 (ImpfActInd) to take G4084 (AorActInf) him G846: but G2532 no man G3762 laid G1911 (Aor2ActInd) hands G5495 on G1909 him G846, because G3754 his G846 hour G5610 was G2064 not yet G3768 come G2064 (PlupfActInd).
[31] And G1161 many G4183 of G1537 the people G3793 believed G4100 (AorActInd) on G1519 him G846, and G2532 said G3004 (ImpfActInd), G3754 When G3752 Christ G5547 cometh G2064 (Aor2ActSubj), will he do G3385 G4160 (FutActInd) more G4119 miracles G4592 than these G5130 which G3739 this G3778 [man] hath done G4160 (AorActInd)?
[32] The Pharisees G5330 heard G191 (AorActInd) that the people G3793 murmured G1111 (PresActPtc) such things G5023 concerning G4012 him G846; and G2532 the Pharisees G5330 and G2532 the chief priests G749 sent G649 (AorActInd) officers G5257 to G2443 take G4084 (AorActSubj) him G846.
[33] Then G3767 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) Jesus G2424 unto them G846, Yet G2089 a little G3398 while G5550 am I G1510 (PresInd) with G3326 you G5216, and G2532 [then] I go G5217 (PresActInd) unto G4314 him that sent G3992 (AorActPtc) me G3165.
[34] Ye shall seek G2212 (FutActInd) me G3165, and G2532 shall G2147 not G3756 find G2147 (FutActInd) [me]: and G2532 where G3699 I G1473 am G1510 (PresInd), [thither] ye G5210 cannot G3756 G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) come G2064 (Aor2ActInf).
[35] Then G3767 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) the Jews G2453 among G4314 themselves G1438, Whither G4226 will G3195 (PresActInd) he G3778 go G4198 (PresMidPasDepInf), that G3754 we G2249 shall G2147 not G3756 find G2147 (FutActInd) him G846? will G3361 G3195 (PresActInd) he go G4198 (PresMidPasDepInf) unto G1519 the dispersed G1290 among the Gentiles G1672, and G2532 teach G1321 (PresActInf) the Gentiles G1672?
[36] What G5101 [manner of] saying G3056 is G2076 (PresInd) this G3778 that G3739 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Ye shall seek G2212 (FutActInd) me G3165, and G2532 shall G2147 not G3756 find G2147 (FutActInd) [me]: and G2532 where G3699 I G1473 am G1510 (PresInd), [thither] ye G5210 cannot G3756 G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) come G2064 (Aor2ActInf)?
[37] G1161 In G1722 the last G2078 day G2250, that great G3173 [day] of the feast G1859, Jesus G2424 stood G2476 (PlupfActInd) and G2532 cried G2896 (AorActInd), saying G3004 (PresActPtc), If G1437 any man G5100 thirst G1372 (PresActSubj), let him come G2064 (PresMidPasDepImpr) unto G4314 me G3165, and G2532 drink G4095 (PresActImpr).
[38] He that believeth G4100 (PresActPtc) on G1519 me G1691, as G2531 the scripture G1124 hath said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), out of G1537 his G846 belly G2836 shall flow G4482 (FutActInd) rivers G4215 of living G2198 (PresActPtc) water G5204.
[39] (But G1161 this G5124 spake he G2036 (Aor2ActInd) of G4012 the Spirit G4151, which G3739 they that believe G4100 (PresActPtc) on G1519 him G846 should G3195 (ImpfActInd) receive G2983 (PresActInf): for G1063 the Holy G40 Ghost G4151 was G2258 (ImpfInd) not yet G3768 [given]; because G3754 that Jesus G2424 was G1392 not yet G3764 glorified G1392 (AorPasInd).)
[40] Many G4183 of G1537 the people G3793 therefore G3767, when they heard G191 (AorActPtc) this saying G3056, said G3004 (ImpfActInd), Of a truth G230 this G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) the Prophet G4396.
[41] Others G243 said G3004 (ImpfActInd), This G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) the Christ G5547. But G1161 some G243 said G3004 (ImpfActInd), G1063 Shall G3361 Christ G5547 come G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd) out of G1537 Galilee G1056?
[42] Hath not G3780 the scripture G1124 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), That G3754 Christ G5547 cometh G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd) of G1537 the seed G4690 of David G1138, and G2532 out of G575 the town G2968 of Bethlehem G965, where G3699 David G1138 was G2258 (ImpfInd)?
[43] So G3767 there was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) a division G4978 among G1722 the people G3793 because G1223 of him G846.
[44] And G1161 some G5100 of G1537 them G846 would G2309 (ImpfActInd) have taken G4084 (AorActInf) him G846; but G235 no man G3762 laid G1911 (Aor2ActInd) hands G5495 on G1909 him G846.
[45] Then G3767 came G2064 (Aor2ActInd) the officers G5257 to G4314 the chief priests G749 and G2532 Pharisees G5330; and G2532 they G1565 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto them G846, Why G1302 have ye G71 not G3756 brought G71 (Aor2ActInd) him G846?
[46] The officers G5257 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd), Never G3763 man G444 spake G3779 G2980 (AorActInd) like G5613 this G3778 man G444.
[47] Then G3767 answered G611 (AorMidDepInd) them G846 the Pharisees G5330, Are G4105 ye G5210 also G2532 deceived G4105 (PerfPasInd) G3361?
[48] Have any G3387 of G1537 the rulers G758 or G2228 of G1537 the Pharisees G5330 believed G4100 (AorActInd) on G1519 him G846?
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[53] And G2532 every man G1538 went G4198 (AorPasDepInd) unto G1519 his own G846 house G3624.

Young’s Literal Translation

John 7 (YLT)

[1] And Jesus was walking after these things in Galilee, for he did not wish to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him,
[2] and the feast of the Jews was nigh-that of tabernacles-
[3] his brethren, therefore, said unto him, ‘Remove hence, and go away to Judea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works that thou dost;
[4] for no one in secret doth anything, and himself seeketh to be in public; if thou dost these things-manifest thyself to the world;’
[5] for not even were his brethren believing in him.
[6] Jesus, therefore, saith to them, ‘My time is not yet present, but your time is always ready;
[7] the world is not able to hate you, but me it doth hate, because I testify concerning it that its works are evil.
[8] Ye-go ye up to this feast; I do not yet go up to this feast, because my time hath not yet been fulfilled;’
[9] and saying these things to them, he remained in Galilee.
[10] And when his brethren went up, then also he himself went up to the feast, not manifestly, but as in secret;
[11] the Jews, therefore, were seeking him, in the feast, and said, ‘Where is that one?’
[12] and there was much murmuring about him among the multitudes, some indeed said-‘He is good;’ and others said, ‘No, but he leadeth astray the multitude;’
[13] no one, however, was speaking freely about him, through fear of the Jews.
[14] And it being now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple, and he was teaching,
[15] and the Jews were wondering, saying, ‘How hath this one known letters-not having learned?’
[16] Jesus answered them and said, ‘My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me;
[17] if any one may will to do His will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is of God, or-I do speak from myself.
[18] ‘He who is speaking from himself his own glory doth seek, but he who is seeking the glory of him who sent him, this one is true, and unrighteousness is not in him;
[19] hath not Moses given you the law? and none of you doth the law; why me do ye seek to kill?’
[20] The multitude answered and said, ‘Thou hast a demon, who doth seek to kill thee?’
[21] Jesus answered and said to them, ‘One work I did, and ye all wonder,
[22] because of this, Moses hath given you the circumcision-not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers-and on a sabbath ye circumcise a man;
[23] if a man doth receive circumcision on a sabbath that the law of Moses may not be broken, are ye wroth with me that I made a man all whole on a sabbath?
[24] judge not according to appearance, but the righteous judgment judge.’
[25] Certain, therefore, of the Jerusalemites said, ‘Is not this he whom they are seeking to kill?
[26] and, lo, he doth speak freely, and they say nothing to him; did the rulers at all know truly that this is truly the Christ?
[27] but this one-we have known whence he is; and the Christ, when he doth come, no one doth know whence he is.’
[28] Jesus cried, therefore, in the temple, teaching and saying, ‘Ye have both known me, and ye have known whence I am; and I have not come of myself, but He who sent me is true, whom ye have not known;
[29] and I have known Him, because I am from Him, and He did send me.’
[30] They were seeking, therefore, to seize him, and no one laid the hand on him, because his hour had not yet come,
[31] and many out of the multitude did believe in him, and said-‘The Christ-when he may come-will he do more signs than these that this one did?’
[32] The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they may take him;
[33] Jesus, therefore, said to them, ‘Yet a little time I am with you, and I go away unto Him who sent me;
[34] ye will seek me, and ye shall not find; and where I am, ye are not able to come.’
[35] The Jews, therefore, said among themselves, ‘Whither is this one about to go that we shall not find him?-to the dispersion of the Greeks is he about to go? and to teach the Greeks;
[36] what is this word that he said, Ye will seek me, and ye shall not find? and, Where I am, ye are not able to come?’
[37] And in the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, ‘If any one doth thirst, let him come unto me and drink;
[38] he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;’
[39] and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
[40] Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, ‘This is truly the Prophet;’
[41] others said, ‘This is the Christ;’ and others said, ‘Why, out of Galilee doth the Christ come?
[42] Did not the Writing say, that out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem-the village where David was-the Christ doth come?’
[43] A division, therefore, arose among the multitude because of him.
[44] And certain of them were willing to seize him, but no one laid hands on him;
[45] the officers came, therefore, unto the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, ‘Wherefore did ye not bring him?’
[46] The officers answered, ‘Never so spake man-as this man.’
[47] The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, ‘Have ye also been led astray?
[48] did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees?
[49] but this multitude, that is not knowing the law, is accursed.’
[50] Nicodemus saith unto them-he who came by night unto him-being one of them,
[51] ‘Doth our law judge the man, if it may not hear from him first, and know what he doth?’
[52] They answered and said to him, ‘Art thou also out of Galilee? search and see, that a prophet out of Galilee hath not risen;’
[53] and each one went on to his house, but Jesus went on to the mount of the Olives.