John 7:34

34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”

John 7:34 in Other Translations

34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
34 You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come."
34 You will search for me but not find me. And you cannot go where I am going.”
34 You will look for me, but you won't find me. Where I am, you can't come."
34 You will look for Me, but you will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come."

John 7:34 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:34

Ye shall seek me
That is, the Messiah, who he was; meaning, that after his departure they should be in great distress, and be very much on the inquiry after, and solicitous for the coming of the Messiah, to be a Redeemer and Deliverer of them out of their troubles:

and shall not find [me];
no Messiah will appear, no Saviour will be sent, no Redeemer will come to relieve them; they shall inquire, and look for one in vain, as they did.

And where I am, [thither] ye cannot come;
intimating hereby, that not only their temporal estate and condition would be very distressed and miserable, but also their eternal estate; since they should not be able to come where he would be in his human nature, and where he now was as a divine person, namely, in heaven.

John 7:34 In-Context

32 The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.
33 Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me.
34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”
35 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 scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
36 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’?”

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 36; John 8:21; John 13:33
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