25 So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this man not the one whom they are seeking to kill? 26 And yet look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. (A)The rulers do not really know that this is the [a]Christ, do they? 27 However, (B)we know where this man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from.” 28 Then Jesus cried out in the temple, (C)teaching and saying, (D)You both know Me and you know where I am from; and (E)I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. 29 (F)I do know Him, because (G)I am from Him, and (H)He sent Me.” 30 So they (I)were seeking to arrest Him; and yet no one laid a hand on Him, because His (J)hour had not yet come. 31 But (K)many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, “(L)When the [b]Christ comes, He will not perform more [c](M)signs than those which this man has done, will He?”

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent (N)officers to (O)arrest Him. 33 Therefore Jesus said, (P)For a little while longer I am going to be with you, and then (Q)I am going to Him who sent Me. 34 (R)You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.” 35 (S)The Jews then said to one another, “(T)Where does this man intend to go that we will not find Him? He does not intend to go to (U)the Dispersion among (V)the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, does He? 36 What is this statement that He said, (W)You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come’?”

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  1. John 7:26 I.e., Messiah
  2. John 7:31 I.e., Messiah
  3. John 7:31 I.e., confirming miracles

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