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Jesus' discussion with his brethren. (vv. 1-9)

Jesus is in Galilee now because the Jews sought to kill him. (v.1)
The feast of the tabernacles is at hand and Jesus brothers want him to go to Jerusalem and do miracles. They don't believe in him. (v.2-61)
Jesus says that He can't go because His time is not yet come. (v.8)
Jesus sends His brothers to Jerusalem but He stays in Galilee.


Jesus goes to the feast. (vv. 10-13)

After His brothers go up to the feast, Jesus goes up secretly. (v.10)
There is mixed opinion of Christ at the feast. Some say He is a good man and some say that he deceives the people. (v.12)
Everyone fears the Jews, so no one speaks of Him openly. (v.13)


Jesus teaches in the temple. (vv. 14-44)

During the feast, Jesus goes into the temple to teach. (v.14)
The Jews were marvelled because he knew letters but Jesus answers that His doctrine is not His but His who sent Him. (vv.15,16)
Christ says that He can be believed because He does not seek His own glory but the glory of the one that sent Him. (v.18)
Jesus accuses them of breaking the Law of Moses because they were trying to kill Him. (v.19)
They say "Thou hast a devil" meaning basically, "You're crazy." And ask who is trying to kill Him.
Jesus argues that it is alright to circumcise on the Sabbath day and it is alright to heal a man on the Sabbath day.
Those of Jerusalem say that they know where Jesus is from so He can't be the Christ. They say that when the Christ comes they will not know from whence He comes (this is not true but it is what they said. v.27).
Jesus says that they know Him and where He is from but they do not know the One who sent Him. (vv.28-29)
When He says this, they try to take Him but no man can lay hands on Him because His hour is not yet come. (v.30)
Jesus knows that the Jews are trying to get Him and He says that in a while He will return to the one who sent Him and they will not be able to follow. (vv.33,34)
On the last day of the feast, Jesus says, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.". (v.37)
He says that those who believe on Him, out of their bellies will flow rivers of living water. Speaking of the Holy Ghost which had not been given yet. (vv.38,39)
Some believe but others say that He is from Galilee and they know that the Christ will be from Bethlehem. (vv.41-42)
There is a great division among the people. (v.44)


Nicodemus defends Jesus. (vv. 45-53)

The chief priests and Pharisees want to know why the officers had not brought them Christ. (v.45)
They say because, "Never man spake like this man.". (v.46)
The Pharisees argue that none of the educated people believe on Him. (v.48)
Nicodemus argues that they cannot condemn a man before they hear Him. (v.50,51)
The other Pharisees insult him by asking if he is from Galilee too. (v.52)

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