37 Now on (A)the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, [a](B)If anyone is thirsty, [b]let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, (C)as the Scripture said, ‘From [c]his innermost being will flow rivers of (D)living water.’” 39 But this He spoke (E)of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for (F)the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet (G)glorified.

Division of People over Jesus

40 Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is (H)the Prophet.” 41 Others were saying, “This is [d]the Christ.” Still others were saying, “(I)Surely [e]the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from (J)the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So (K)a division occurred in the crowd because of Him. 44 (L)Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

45 The (M)officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” 46 The (N)officers answered, “(O)Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.” 47 The Pharisees then answered them, “(P)You have not also been led astray, have you? 48 (Q)No one of (R)the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he? 49 But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.” 50 (S)Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) *said to them, 51 (T)Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?” 52 They answered him, “(U)You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 7:37 Vv 37-38 may also be read: If anyone is thirsty,...let him come..., he who believes in me as...
  2. John 7:37 Or let him keep coming to Me and let him keep drinking
  3. John 7:38 Lit out of his belly
  4. John 7:41 I.e. the Messiah
  5. John 7:41 I.e. the Messiah