28 Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, (A)“You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and (B)I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me (C)is true, (D)whom you do not know. 29 [a]But (E)I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

30 Therefore (F)they sought to take Him; but (G)no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. 31 And (H)many of the people believed in Him, and said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?”

Jesus and the Religious Leaders

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33 Then Jesus said [b]to them, (I)“I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I (J)go to Him who sent Me. 34 You (K)will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you (L)cannot come.”

35 Then the Jews said among themselves, “Where does He intend to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to (M)the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36 What is this thing that He said, ‘You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come’?”

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

37 (N)On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, (O)“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 (P)He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, (Q)out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 (R)But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those [c]believing in Him would receive; for the [d]Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet (S)glorified.

Who Is He?

40 Therefore [e]many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is (T)the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is (U)the Christ.”

But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? 42 (V)Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, (W)where David was?” 43 So (X)there was a division among the people because of Him. 44 Now (Y)some of them wanted to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

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  1. John 7:29 NU, M omit But
  2. John 7:33 NU, M omit to them
  3. John 7:39 NU who believed
  4. John 7:39 NU omits Holy
  5. John 7:40 NU some

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