He that believes on me, as the scripture said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water ~John 7:38
CHAPTER 7: VERSE 1
After this Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in
Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
But the feast of the Jews, that of tabernacles, was near.
His brothers therefore said to him:
Depart hence and go into Judea,
that thy disciples also may see the
works that thou doest;
…for no one does any thing in
secret and desires himself to be
known openly. If thou doest these
things, make thyself manifest to
For neither did his brothers believe on him.
Jesus says to them:
My time is not yet present, but
your time is always ready.
The world cannot hate you, but me
it hates, because I testify of it
that its works are evil.
Do you go up to the feast: I go not
up to this feast, because my time
has not yet fully come.
Having said these things, he abode in Galilee.
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he
himself also went up, not openly, but in secret.
The Jews then sought for him at the feast, and said:
Where is he?
And there was much murmuring concerning him among the
multitude; some said:
He is a good man.
No, but he deceives the multitude.
No one, however, spoke boldly concerning him, for fear of
But now at the middle of the festival Jesus went up into
the, temple and taught.
The Jews therefore were astonished, saying:
How knows this man letters, not
Jesus then answered them and said:
My teaching is not mine, but his
that sent me:
…if anyone will do his will he
shall know of the teaching, whether
it is of God, or I speak of myself.
He that speaks of himself seeks his
own glory: he that seeks the glory
of him that sent him, he is true,
and unrighteousness is not in him.
Has not Moses given you the law?
And none of you does the law. Why
do you seek to kill me?
The multitude answered:
Thou hast a demon: who seekest to
Jesus answered and said to them:
One work I have done and you all
Moses has given you circumcision,
not that it is of Moses, but of the
fathers, and on the sabbath day you
circumcise a man.
If a man receives circumcision on
the sabbath, that the law of Moses
may not be broken. Are you angry
with me because I restored the
entire man to health on the sabbath?
Judge not, according to appearance,
but judge righteous judgment.
Then said some of those of Jerusalem:
Is not this he whom they seek to
And lo, he speaks boldly, and they
say nothing to him. Have the
rulers then certainly known that
this is the Christ?
However, we know this man, whence
he is; but when the Christ comes,
no one knows whence he is.
Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and
You both know me, and you know
whence I am; and I have not come of
myself, but he is true that sent
me, whom you know not:
I know him, because I am from him
and he sent me.
They therefore sought to take him, and no one laid his hand
on him, because his hour had not yet come.
But many of the multitude believed on him, and said:
When Christ comes, will he do more
signs than these that this man
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things
concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent
attendants that they might take him.
Therefore said Jesus:
Yet a little while I am with you,
and I go to him that sent me.
You shall seek me and shall not
find me, and where I am you cannot
The Jews therefore said one to another:
Whither does this man intend to go,
that we shall not find him? Does he
intend to go among the dispersion
of the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
What means this word that he spoke:
You shall seek me and shall not
find me, and where I am, you cannot
But on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood
and cried, saying:
If anyone thirst, let him come and
He that believes on me, as the
scripture said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water.
But this he spoke of the Spirit which those that believe on
him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet,
because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Some of the multitude therefore, hearing these words, said:
This is in truth the prophet;
This is the Christ;
Does the Christ then come out of
Has not the scripture said that the
Christ comes of the posterity of
David, and from Bethlehem, the town
where David was?
There was therefore a division among the multitude, because
But some of them wished to take him; no one, however, laid
hands on him.
The attendants therefore came to the chief priests and
Pharisees; and they said to them:
Why did you not bring him?
The attendants answered:
Never man so spoke, as this man
The Pharisees answered them:
Are you also deceived?
Has any one of the rulers believed
on him, or of the Pharisees?
But the multitude, that knows not
the law, are cursed.
Nicodemus, being one of them, says to them:
Does our law condemn the, man
unless it first hear from him and
know what he does?
They answered and said to him:
Art thou also of Galilee? Search and
see that out of Galilee a prophet