John 7:36

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’?”

John 7:36 in Other Translations

KJV
36 What manner of saying is this that he said,Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: andwhere I am, thither ye cannot come?
ESV
36 What does he mean by saying, 'You will seek me and you will not find me,' and, 'Where I am you cannot come'?"
NLT
36 What does he mean when he says, ‘You will search for me but not find me,’ and ‘You cannot go where I am going’?”
MSG
36 What is he talking about, anyway: 'You will look for me, but you won't find me,' and 'Where I am, you can't come'?"
CSB
36 What is this remark He made: 'You will look for Me, and you will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come' ?"

John 7:36 Meaning and Commentary

John 7:36

What [manner] of saying is this that he said
It is not easy to be understood; and if that is not meant, which is suggested, what should he mean by saying,

ye shall seek me, and shall not find me, and where I am, thither ye
cannot come?
repeating the words of Christ just now expressed by him.

John 7:36 In-Context

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’?”
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

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