(From: JOHN #17 - 7:14-36)
B. 7:14-36 OPPOSITION INTENSIFIES AS JESUS DECLARES HIMSELF
1. 7:14-24 JESUS SCORES ON INCONSISTENCY OF ADVERSARIES
a. 7:14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
Edede tes he-orTES meSOUses aNEbe'IeSOUS eis to hi-eRON, kai eDIda-sken .
b. 7:15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How does this manknow letters, not having learned?
eTHAUma-zon oun hoi IouDAIoi, LEgon-tes, Pos HOUtos GRAMma-ta OIden,me me-ma-theKOS ?
c. 7:16 JESUS CLARIFIES THE TRUE SOURCE OF HIS TEACHING
a-peKRItheoun auTOIS IeSOUS, kai EIpen,
Jesus therefore answered them, and said,
HeeMEdi-daCHEouk es-tin eME, alLA tou PEMpsanTOS me.
My :teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.
d. 7:17 CORRECTION BETWEEN PIETY AND KNOWLEDGE
eAN tis THEleto THEle-ma auTOU poiEIN, GNOse-tai peRI tes di-daCHES,
If any wills to do his will, he shall know of the teaching,
POte-ron ek tou TheOU es-tin, eeGO ap' e-mauTOU laLO.
whether it is of :God, or whetherI speak from myself.
e. 7:18 THE IDEAL - TO SPEAK AND REPRESENT ANOTHER
ho aph he-auTOU laLON ten DOxan ten iDIan zeTEI: ho de zeTON ten DOxan tou PAMpsan-tos auTON,
Who speaks from himself seeks this :own :glory: but who seeks the glory of him that sent him,
HOUtos a-leTHES es-tin, kai a-diKIa en auTO ouk es-tin.
the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
f. 7:19a Did not Moses give you the law, and none of you does the law?
ou Mo-uSES Edo-ken huMIN ton NOmon, kai ouDEIS ex huMON poiEI ton NOmon?
g. 7:19b Why do you seek to kill me? TI me zeTEIte a-pokTEInai ?
h. 7:20 The crowd answered, You have a demon: who seeks to kill you?
a-peKRItheho OCHlos, DaiMOni-on Echeis: TIS se zeTEI a-pokTEInai?
i. 7:21 Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work, and you all marvel.
a-peKRItheIeSOUS kai EIpen auTOIS, Hen ERgon ePOIe-sa, kai PANtes thauMAze-te.
j. 7:22 JESUS REASONS CONCERNING SABBATH BREAKING
diA TOUto Mo-uSES DEdo-ken huMIN ten pe-ri-toMEN 
Therefore Moses has given you :circumcision
(ouch HOti ek tou MoSEos esTIN all' ek ton paTEron); kai en sabBAto pe-riTEMne-te  ANthro-pon.
(not that it is of :Moses but of the fathers); and on a sabbath you circumcise a man.
k. 7:23 A CLEAR CONCLUSION
ei pe-ri-toMEN lamBAnei ho ANthro-pos en sabBAto,
If the man receives circumcision on a sabbath,
HIna me luTHE  ho NOmos Mo-uSEos; eMOI choLAte ,
that the law of Moses be not broken; are you angry with me,
HOti HOlon ANthro-pon hu-giE  ePOIe-sa en sabBAto?
because I made a man every whit whole on a sabbath?
l. 7:24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge :righteous judgment.
meKRIne-te kat Opsin , alLA ten diKAIan KRIsin KRIne-te.
2. 7:25-31 MURDER-PLANS EMERGE AS JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF
a. 7:25 Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?
Ele-gon OUN ti-nes ek ton Ie-ro-so-lu-meiTON, Ouch HOU-TOS es-tin hon zeTOUsin a-pokTEInai?
b. 7:26a And see, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him.
kai Ide, par-reSIa laLEI, kai ouDEN auTOLEgou-sin.
c. 7:26b Can it be that the rulers truly know that this is the Christ?
MEpo-te a-leTHOS EGno-san hoi ARchon-tes HOti HOU-TOS es-tin ho ChrisTOS?
d. 7:27 THE IGNORANCE OF CHRIST'S HEARERS
alLA TOUton OIda-men POthen esTIN:
But we know this manfrom where he is:
ho de ChrisTOS HOtan ERche-tai, ouDEIS giNOskei POthen esTIN.
but when the Christ comes, no one knows from where he is.
e. 7:28 JESUS REFERS BACK TO HIS FATHER'S COMMISSION
Ekra-xen oun en to hi-eRO diDAskon ho IeSOUS kai LEgon,
:Jesus therefore cried, teaching in the temple and saying,
Ka' 'ME OIda-te, kai OIda-te POthen eiMI; kai ap' emauTOU ouk eLElu-tha,
You both know me, and know from where I am; and I am not come of myself,
all' EStin a-le-thiNOS ho PEMpsas me, hon huMEIS ouk OIda-te.
but who sent me is true, whom you know not.
f. 7:29 I know him; because I am from him, and HE sent me.
eGOOIda auTON; HOti par' auTOU ei-mi, ka' 'KEI-NOS me aPEstei-len .
g. 7:30 JEWISH LEADERS WOULD ARREST jESUS
E-ZEtoun oun auTON piAsai : kai ouDEIS ePEba-len ep' auTON ten CHEIra,
They sought therefore to take him: and no one laid :hand on him,
HOti OUpo e-leLUthei  he HOra auTOU.
because his :hour was not yet come.
h. 7:31 JESUS' SIGNS CONVINCING THE CROWD
ek tou OCHlou de polLOI ePIsteu-san eis auTON kai Ele-gon, Ho ChrisTOS HOtan ELthe,
But of the crowd many believed unto him and said, When the Christ shall come,
me PLEIo-na  seMEIa  poiEsei hon HOUtos ePOIe-sen?
will he do more signs than what this manhas done?
3. 7:32-36 PLOTS INCREASE AS JESUS ANSWERS THE PHARISEES
a. 7:32 CROWD'S BELIEF PRECIPITATES ACTION BY LEADERS
Ekou-san hoi Pha-riSAIoi tou OCHlou gogGUzon-tos peRI auTOU TAUta;
The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these thingsconcerning him;
kai aPEstei-lan hoi ar-chi-eREIS , kai hoi Phar-riSAIoi hu-peREtas  HIna piAso-sin  auTON.
and the chief priests, and the Pharisees sent officers to take him.
b. 7:33 :Jesus therefore said, Yet a little time am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me.
EIpen oun ho IeSOUS, Eti CHROnon miKRON meth' huMON ei-mi, kai huPAgo pros ton PEMpsanTA me.
c. 7:34 You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, YOU cannot come.
zeTEseTE me, kai ouch heuREseTE me: kai HOpou eiMI eGO, huMEIS ou DUnas-the elTHEIN.
d. 7:35 THE DIASPORA - A POSSIBILITY?
EIpon oun hoi IouDAIoi pros he-auTOUS,
The Jews therefore said among themselves,
Pou HOUtos MELlei poREUes-thai HOti huMEIS ouch heuREso-men auTON? me eis ten
Where will this mango that WE shall not find him? will he go
di-as-poRAN  ton HelLEnon MELlei poREUes-thai, kai diDAskein tous HELle-nas?
unto the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
e. 7:36 CHRIST MAY BE SOUGHT TOO LATE
TIS es-tin ho LOgos HOUtos hon EIpe, ZeTEseTE me,
What is this :word that he said, You shall seek me,
kai ouch heuREseTE me; kai HOpou eiMI eGO huMEIS ou DUnas-the elTHEIN?
and shall not find me; and where I am YOU cannot come?
NOTE: Many of us have probably not heard of “Bill Borden of Yale '09”. It was a biography written by an author chosen by Bill's mother following his death at the age of 25. He was son and heir to the Borden Milk Company - very wealthy, very talented, and completely sold out to the Lord. He was studying Arabic in Egypt at the time of his death from “Encephalomyelitis” (brain fever). He was previous to this planning to go as a missionary to one of the most difficult Muslim fields in China, where he would then learn Chinese on top of Arabic. Following his death, his will of hundreds of thousands of dollars was released. It was so wisely written in endowments to worthy world missions, that it was published on the front page of leading newspapers of this nation.
When C.T. Studd learned of his death, he traveled through the major universities and seminaries of the US - telling of the life of Bill Borden, and challenging men to rise up and take his place. 1000 young men responded!
One of the favorite verses of Bill Borden was John 7:17 - “If anywill to do His will, he shall knowof the teaching, whether it is of God, or whetherI speak from myself.”Bill led countless numbers of university students to the Lord on the basis of reasoning from this verse.
Jesus in His earthly life, did notspeak from Himself. Everyword He spoke on earth, and everymiracle He performed, alloriginated with His Father. He was the perfectservant. Where the first Adam fell through self-will - Jesus not onceexercised His own will apart from His Father. And He says to us- “Follow Me!” And Paul the apostle says - “Follow me, as Ifollow Christ!”
So - on earth - the words of Jesus so glorified the Father, that “the world hated Him because He witnessed of it, that its :workswere evil!” This - they couldn't abide, and therefore plotted the death of the Son of God, God's perfect servant, who the Father sent to the world to save us by His Son's sacrificial death. Thisdeath fulfilled all the Levitical sacrifices: the whole burnt offering (Holocaust)! the sin offering; the trespass offering; the peace offering! Jesuson Calvary fulfilled them allfor you and me, that we might have plenteous Redemption, and Reconciliation with God, as the lost Adamic race.
Imagine - the religious leaders of Jesus' day accused Him of having a demon, when they at the very time in their hearts were plotting to kill Him!
Again - John 7:14-26 is full of absorbing lessons, that reading aloud, praying over and meditating upon - will bring forth rich insights. J.A.W.