John 7:28-53 Darby’s Translation

28  Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me and ye know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye do not know. 29  I know him, because I am from him, and he has sent me. 30  They sought therefore to take him; and no one laid his hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come. 31  But many of the crowd believed on him, and said, Will the Christ, when he comes, do more signs than those which this [man] has done?

Officers Sent to Arrest Jesus

32  The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring these things concerning him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers that they might take him. 33  Jesus therefore said, Yet a little while I am with you, and I go to him that has sent me. 34  Ye shall seek me and shall not find [me], and where I am ye cannot come. 35  The Jews therefore said to one another, Where is he about to go that we shall not find him? Is he about to go to the dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36  What word is this which he said, Ye shall seek me and shall not find [me]; and where I am ye cannot come?

Rivers of Living Water

37  In the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying, If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. 38  He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39  But this he said concerning the Spirit, which they that believed on him were about to receive; for [the] Spirit was not yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Division among the People

40  [Some] out of the crowd therefore, having heard this word, said, This is truly the prophet. 41  Others said, This is the Christ. Others said, Does then the Christ come out of Galilee? 42  Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes of the seed of David, and from the village of Bethlehem, where David was? 43  There was a division therefore in the crowd on account of him. 44  But some of them desired to take him, but no one laid hands upon him.

The Unbelief of Those in Authority

45  The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, Why have ye not brought him? 46  The officers answered, Never man spoke thus, as this man [speaks]. 47  The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also deceived? 48  Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees? 49  But this crowd, which does not know the law, are accursed. 50  Nicodemus says to them (being one of themselves), 51  Does our law judge a man before it have first heard from himself, and know what he does? 52  They answered and said to him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search and look, that no prophet arises out of Galilee.

The Woman Caught in Adultery

53  And every one went to his home.


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