Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd (A)muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent (B)officers to arrest him. 33 Jesus then said, (C)“I will be with you a little longer, and then (D)I am going to him who sent me. 34 (E)You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come.” 35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? (F)Does he intend to go to (G)the Dispersion among (H)the Greeks and teach the Greeks? 36 What does he mean by saying, (I)‘You will seek me and you will not find me,’ and, ‘Where I am you cannot come’?”

Rivers of Living Water

37 (J)On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, (K)“If anyone thirsts, let him (L)come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, (M)as[a] the Scripture has said, (N)‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of (O)living water.’” 39 Now (P)this he said about the Spirit, (Q)whom those who believed in him were to receive, (R)for as yet the Spirit had not been (S)given, (T)because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Division Among the People

40 When they heard these words, (U)some of the people said, “This really is (V)the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is (W)the Christ.” But some said, (X)“Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes (Y)from the offspring of David, and comes (Z)from Bethlehem, the village (AA)where David was?” 43 So there was (AB)a division among the people over him. 44 (AC)Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

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Footnotes

  1. John 7:38 Or let him come to me, and let him who believes in me drink. As

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