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The New King James Version

John 7:37–52

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Christ Reveals the “Living Water”

37 rOn the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, s“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 tHe who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, uout of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 vBut this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those 7believing in Him would receive; for the 8Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet wglorified.

Israel is Divided over Christ

40 Therefore 9many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is xthe Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is ythe Christ.”

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

The Sanhedrin is Confused Over Christ

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, d“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 e(he who came to 1Jesus 2by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 f“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 gno prophet 3has arisen out of Galilee.”

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