John 7:14-24 (ESV)

Teaching and Understanding

14: About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching.

15: The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”

16: So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.

17: If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

Law and Judgement

18: The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.

19: Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?”

20: The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?”

21: Jesus answered them, “I did one work, and you all marvel at it.

22: Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.

23: If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man’s whole body well?

24: Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”