At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him,1 because his time had not yet come.2
Still, many in the crowd put their faith in him.3 They said, "When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs4 than this man?"
The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.
Jesus said, "I am with you for only a short time,5 and then I go to the one who sent me.6
You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come."7
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered8 among the Greeks,9 and teach the Greeks?
What did he mean when he said, 'You will look for me, but you will not find me,' and 'Where I am, you cannot come'?"10
On the last and greatest day of the Feast,11 Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.12
Whoever believes13 in me, as the Scripture has said,14 streams of living water15 will flow from within him."16
By this he meant the Spirit,17 whom those who believed in him were later to receive.18 Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.19
On hearing his words, some of the people said, "Surely this man is the Prophet."20