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John 7:37-53 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

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

Who Is He?

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

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

Rejected by the Authorities

45 Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?”

46 The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!”

47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”

50 Nicodemus (he who came to [d]Jesus [e]by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?”

52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet [f]has arisen out of Galilee.”

An Adulteress Faces the Light of the World

53 [g]And everyone went to his own house.

Footnotes:

  1. John 7:39 NU who believed
  2. John 7:39 NU omits Holy
  3. John 7:40 NU some
  4. John 7:50 Lit. Him
  5. John 7:50 NU before
  6. John 7:52 NU is to rise
  7. John 7:53 NU brackets 7:53 through 8:11 as not in the original text. They are present in over 900 mss. of John.
New King James Version (NKJV)

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ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 7:37-53 1894 Scrivener New Testament (TR1894)

37 εν δε τη εσχατη ημερα τη μεγαλη της εορτης ειστηκει ο ιησους και εκραξεν λεγων εαν τις διψα ερχεσθω προς με και πινετω

38 ο πιστευων εις εμε καθως ειπεν η γραφη ποταμοι εκ της κοιλιας αυτου ρευσουσιν υδατος ζωντος

39 τουτο δε ειπεν περι του πνευματος ου εμελλον λαμβανειν οι πιστευοντες εις αυτον ουπω γαρ ην πνευμα αγιον οτι ο ιησους ουδεπω εδοξασθη

40 πολλοι ουν εκ του οχλου ακουσαντες τον λογον ελεγον ουτος εστιν αληθως ο προφητης

41 αλλοι ελεγον ουτος εστιν ο χριστος αλλοι δε ελεγον μη γαρ εκ της γαλιλαιας ο χριστος ερχεται

42 ουχι η γραφη ειπεν οτι εκ του σπερματος δαβιδ και απο βηθλεεμ της κωμης οπου ην δαβιδ ο χριστος ερχεται

43 σχισμα ουν εν τω οχλω εγενετο δι αυτον

44 τινες δε ηθελον εξ αυτων πιασαι αυτον αλλ ουδεις επεβαλεν επ αυτον τας χειρας

45 ηλθον ουν οι υπηρεται προς τους αρχιερεις και φαρισαιους και ειπον αυτοις εκεινοι διατι ουκ ηγαγετε αυτον

46 απεκριθησαν οι υπηρεται ουδεποτε ουτως ελαλησεν ανθρωπος ως ουτος ο ανθρωπος

47 απεκριθησαν ουν αυτοις οι φαρισαιοι μη και υμεις πεπλανησθε

48 μη τις εκ των αρχοντων επιστευσεν εις αυτον η εκ των φαρισαιων

49 αλλ ο οχλος ουτος ο μη γινωσκων τον νομον επικαταρατοι εισιν

50 λεγει νικοδημος προς αυτους ο ελθων νυκτος προς αυτον εις ων εξ αυτων

51 μη ο νομος ημων κρινει τον ανθρωπον εαν μη ακουση παρ αυτου προτερον και γνω τι ποιει

52 απεκριθησαν και ειπον αυτω μη και συ εκ της γαλιλαιας ει ερευνησον και ιδε οτι προφητης εκ της γαλιλαιας ουκ εγηγερται

53 και επορευθη εκαστος εις τον οικον αυτου

John 7:37-53 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

37 And in the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, `If any one doth thirst, let him come unto me and drink;

38 he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;'

39 and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

40 Many, therefore out of the multitude, having heard the word, said, `This is truly the Prophet;'

41 others said, `This is the Christ;' and others said, `Why, out of Galilee doth the Christ come?

42 Did not the Writing say, that out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem -- the village where David was -- the Christ doth come?'

43 A division, therefore, arose among the multitude because of him.

44 And certain of them were willing to seize him, but no one laid hands on him;

45 the officers came, therefore, unto the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, `Wherefore did ye not bring him?'

46 The officers answered, `Never so spake man -- as this man.'

47 The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, `Have ye also been led astray?

48 did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees?

49 but this multitude, that is not knowing the law, is accursed.'

50 Nicodemus saith unto them -- he who came by night unto him -- being one of them,

51 `Doth our law judge the man, if it may not hear from him first, and know what he doth?'

52 They answered and said to him, `Art thou also out of Galilee? search and see, that a prophet out of Galilee hath not risen;'

53 and each one went on to his house, but Jesus went on to the mount of the Olives.

John 7:37-53 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

Division of People over Jesus

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

45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” 46 The officers answered, “Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks.” 47 The Pharisees then answered them, “You have not also been led astray, have you? 48 No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he? 49 But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed.” 50 Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) *said to them, 51 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, “You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.” 53 [[f]Everyone went to his home.

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
  6. John 7:53 Later mss add the story of the adulterous woman, numbering it as John 7:53-8:11
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