John 7:38-48 NLT

38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”a

References for John 7:38

    • 7:38 - Or “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from the heart of anyone who believes in me.’”
      39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given,b because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)

      References for John 7:39

        • 7:39 - Several early manuscripts read But as yet there was no Spirit. Still others read But as yet there was no Holy Spirit.
          40 When the crowds heard him say this, some of them declared, “Surely this man is the Prophet we’ve been expecting.”c

          References for John 7:40

            • 7:40 - See Deut 18:15, 18; Mal 4:5-6 .
              41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others said, “But he can’t be! Will the Messiah come from Galilee?
              42 For the Scriptures clearly state that the Messiah will be born of the royal line of David, in Bethlehem, the village where King David was born.”d

              References for John 7:42

                • 7:42 - See Mic 5:2 .
                  43 So the crowd was divided about him.
                  44 Some even wanted him arrested, but no one laid a hand on him.
                  45 When the Temple guards returned without having arrested Jesus, the leading priests and Pharisees demanded, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”
                  46 “We have never heard anyone speak like this!” the guards responded.
                  47 “Have you been led astray, too?” the Pharisees mocked.
                  48 “Is there a single one of us rulers or Pharisees who believes in him?