Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 7

Introduction

1Jesus reproves the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen;
10goes up from Galilee to the feast of tabernacles;
14teaches in the temple.
40Divers opinions of him among the people.
45The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part.

Verse 1

After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
A. M. 4037. A.D. 33. walked
4:3,54; 10:39,40; 11:54; Luke 13:31-33; Acts 10:38
Jewry
Jewry, or Judea, as distinguished from Galilee and Samaria, contained the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Simeon, and Dan, being bounded on the north by the village Annach or Dorceus, on the borders of Samaria; on the south by a village called Jarda in Arabia; and extending in breadth from the river Jordan to Joppa and the Mediterranean, having Jerusalem in its centre.
because
19,25; 5:16-18; Matthew 10:23; 21:38
Reciprocal: Daniel 5:13 - Jewry;  Matthew 4:23 - Jesus;  Matthew 12:15 - he withdrew;  Luke 6:11 - communed;  John 8:37 - but;  Acts 12:17 - And he

Verse 2

Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
Exodus 23:16,17; Leviticus 23:34-43; Numbers 29:12-38; Deuteronomy 16:13-16; 1 Kings 8:2,65; 2 Chronicles 7:9,10; Ezra 3:4; Nehemiah 8:14-18; Zechariah 14:16-19
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:22 - feast of weeks;  Judges 21:19 - a feast;  2 Chronicles 7:8 - kept;  Ezekiel 45:25 - In the seventh;  Hosea 12:9 - as in;  John 7:14 - the midst

Verse 3

His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
brethren
5; Matthew 12:46,47; Mark 3:31; Luke 8:19; Acts 2:14
Depart
Genesis 37:5-11,20; 1 Samuel 17:28; Jeremiah 12:6; Matthew 22:16,17
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:4 - hated him;  Daniel 5:13 - Jewry;  Mark 3:21 - friends;  Mark 3:33 - or;  Luke 4:23 - do;  Luke 8:20 - thy brethren;  John 2:12 - and his brethren;  John 3:22 - these;  John 6:15 - take

Verse 4

For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
there
Proverbs 18:1,2; Matthew 6:1,2,5,16; 23:5; Luke 6:45
shew
18:20; 1 Kings 22:13; Matthew 4:6; Acts 2:4-12
Reciprocal: Matthew 6:3 - let;  Luke 4:23 - do;  John 6:15 - take;  John 11:54 - went

Verse 5

For neither did his brethren believe in him.
1:11-13; Micah 7:5,6; Mark 3:21
Reciprocal: Numbers 12:1 - Miriam;  2 Samuel 19:41 - Why have;  Psalm 69:8 - become;  Jeremiah 12:6 - thy brethren;  Matthew 12:46 - his;  John 7:3 - brethren

Verse 6

Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
My time
8,30; 2:4; 8:20; 13:1; 17:1; Psalms 102:13; Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; Acts 1:7
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:41 - Why have;  Psalm 31:15 - My times;  Psalm 75:2 - receive the congregation;  Matthew 26:18 - My time;  Luke 12:50 - and;  1 John 4:5 - are

Verse 7

The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
world
15:19; Luke 6:26; James 4:4; 1 John 4:5
but
15:18,19,23-25; 17:14; Proverbs 8:36; Isaiah 49:7; Zechariah 11:8; Romans 8:7; 1 John 3:12,13
because
3:19; 1 Kings 21:20; 22:8; Proverbs 9:7,8; 15:12; Isaiah 29:21; Jeremiah 20:8; Amos 7:7-13; Malachi 3:5; Luke 11:39-54; Acts 5:28-33; 7:51-54; Galatians 4:16; Revelation 11:5-11
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:2 - evil report;  Exodus 20:5 - of them;  Leviticus 13:10 - quick raw flesh;  Leviticus 26:43 - their soul;  2 Chronicles 18:7 - I hate him;  Nehemiah 6:19 - they reported;  Psalm 34:21 - they;  Proverbs 15:10 - grievous;  Proverbs 29:27 - GeneralIsaiah 26:18 - the inhabitants;  Isaiah 30:10 - speak;  Jeremiah 6:10 - the word;  Amos 5:10 - hate;  Micah 3:2 - hate;  Matthew 10:22 - shall be hated;  Matthew 21:46 - they sought;  Luke 6:22 - when men;  Luke 11:45 - thou;  Luke 21:17 - ye;  John 3:20 - every;  John 8:45 - GeneralRomans 1:30 - haters;  Romans 12:2 - be not;  2 Corinthians 6:14 - for;  Ephesians 2:2 - walked according;  Revelation 11:10 - these

Verse 8

Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
I go not
6,30; 8:20,30; 11:6,7; 1 Corinthians 2:15,16
Reciprocal: Exodus 12:41 - selfsame;  John 11:55 - before

Verse 10

But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
then
Psalms 26:8; 40:8; Matthew 3:15; Galatians 4:4
not
11:54; Isaiah 42:2,3; Amos 5:13; Matthew 10:16
Reciprocal: Matthew 12:46 - his;  Luke 12:50 - and;  John 7:25 - of Jerusalem

Verse 11

Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
Jews
11:56
Reciprocal: John 6:24 - seeking;  John 7:25 - of Jerusalem;  John 9:12 - Where

Verse 12

And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
murmuring
32; 9:16; Philippians 2:14
some
25-27,40-43; 6:14; 9:16; 10:19-21; Matthew 10:25; 16:13-16; 21:46; Luke 7:16
is a
Luke 6:45; 18:19; 23:47,50; Acts 11:24; Romans 5:7
deceiveth
47,52; Matthew 27:63
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:25 - that he came;  Matthew 12:32 - whosoever;  Matthew 16:14 - Elias;  Luke 7:39 - This man;  John 1:9 - every;  John 6:41 - murmured;  John 7:39 - Of;  John 7:43 - General2 Corinthians 6:8 - as;  Hebrews 12:3 - contradiction

Verse 13

Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
spake
3:2; 9:22,34; 12:42,43; 19:38; 20:19; Proverbs 29:25; Galatians 2:12,13; 2 Timothy 2:9-13; Revelation 2:13
Reciprocal: John 11:54 - went

Verse 14

Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
the midst
2,37; Numbers 29:12,13,17,20,23-40
the temple
5:14; 8:2; 18:20; Haggai 2:7-9; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12; Luke 19:47

Verse 15

And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
marvelled
46; Matthew 7:28,29; 22:22,33; Luke 2:47
How
Matthew 13:54; Mark 6:2,3; Luke 4:22; Acts 2:7-13; 4:11,12
letters
or, learning.
Amos 7:14,15
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:11 - Is Saul;  Psalm 22:6 - a reproach;  Isaiah 29:12 - I am not;  Isaiah 50:4 - as the;  John 7:27 - we know;  Acts 4:13 - were;  1 Corinthians 14:16 - unlearned

Verse 16

Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
My
3:11,31; 8:28; 12:49,50; 14:10,24; 17:8,14; Revelation 1:1
but
5:23,24,30; 6:38-40,44
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:12 - who is their;  Proverbs 4:2 - good;  Isaiah 29:12 - I am not;  Isaiah 59:21 - my words;  Matthew 13:54 - they were;  Mark 4:2 - in his;  John 3:34 - he;  John 8:26 - and I;  John 16:13 - for;  John 17:7 - they;  1 Timothy 4:6 - good doctrine;  2 John 1:9 - the doctrine

Verse 17

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
1:46-49; 8:31,32,43,47; Psalms 25:8,9,12; 119:10,101,102; Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 31:33,34; Hosea 6:3; Micah 4:2; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 6:22; Luke 8:15; Acts 10:1-6; Acts 11:13,14; 17:11; Philippians 3:15,16
Reciprocal: Numbers 9:8 - I will;  1 Kings 10:3 - told her;  Psalm 24:5 - receive;  Psalm 25:14 - secret;  Psalm 50:23 - to him;  Psalm 85:9 - Surely;  Psalm 119:34 - Give me;  Psalm 119:166 - and done;  Proverbs 4:2 - good;  Proverbs 8:9 - GeneralProverbs 11:3 - The integrity;  Proverbs 17:24 - before;  Proverbs 28:5 - GeneralIsaiah 2:3 - he will teach;  Isaiah 56:1 - Keep;  Isaiah 59:21 - my words;  Jeremiah 50:5 - ask;  Daniel 12:10 - but the wise;  Matthew 6:10 - Thy will;  Matthew 7:21 - that;  Matthew 13:11 - Because;  Mark 3:35 - do;  Mark 4:2 - in his;  Mark 4:8 - fell;  John 2:9 - but;  John 3:19 - because;  John 8:12 - shall have;  John 9:31 - and doeth;  John 9:37 - Thou;  John 17:7 - they;  John 18:37 - Every;  Acts 10:6 - he shall;  Acts 17:12 - many;  Acts 18:26 - expounded;  1 Corinthians 2:15 - judgeth;  2 Corinthians 6:8 - as;  Ephesians 5:17 - understanding;  Colossians 1:9 - of his;  1 Thessalonians 4:3 - this;  1 Timothy 4:6 - good doctrine;  Hebrews 10:36 - after;  Hebrews 13:21 - to do;  1 Peter 4:2 - the will;  1 John 2:17 - but;  2 John 1:9 - the doctrine

Verse 18

He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
that speaketh
5:41; 8:49,50; 1 Corinthians 10:31-33; Galatians 6:12-14; Philippians 2:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 1 Peter 4:11
seeketh his glory
3:26-30; 11:4; 12:28; 13:31,32; 17:4,5; Exodus 32:10-13; Numbers 11:29; Proverbs 25:27; Matthew 6:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 42:11 - true men;  2 Samuel 12:28 - it be called after my name;  Matthew 6:2 - glory;  Matthew 8:4 - See;  Matthew 22:16 - true;  Matthew 23:5 - all;  Mark 12:14 - we know;  John 8:54 - If;  Acts 3:12 - or;  Acts 8:9 - giving;  Acts 13:25 - whom;  Acts 14:15 - We also;  1 Corinthians 1:15 - I:2 Corinthians 4:5 - we;  2 Corinthians 6:8 - true;  Philippians 4:8 - are true;  Hebrews 3:2 - faithful;  Hebrews 5:5 - Christ

Verse 19

Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
not
1:17; 5:45; 9:28,29; Exodus 24:2,3; Deuteronomy 33:41:17; Acts 7:38; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 3:3-5
yet
Matthew 23:2-4; Romans 2:12,13,17-29; 3:10-23; Galatians 6:13
Why
25; 5:16,18; 10:31,32,39; 11:53; Psalms 2:1-6; Matthew 12:14; 21:38; Mark 3:4,6
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:25 - according;  Nehemiah 10:29 - given;  Luke 6:9 - Is it;  Luke 19:47 - the chief priests;  John 7:1 - because;  John 7:30 - they;  John 8:37 - but;  Acts 7:53 - and have

Verse 20

The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
Thou
8:48,52; 10:20; Matthew 10:25; 11:18,19; 12:24; Mark 3:21,22,30; Acts 26:24
Reciprocal: Psalm 22:6 - a reproach;  Matthew 5:22 - Whosoever;  Luke 11:15 - He;  John 5:16 - and sought;  John 7:25 - Is not;  John 8:22 - Will

Verse 21

Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
I have
5:9-11
Reciprocal: Matthew 12:2 - Behold;  Luke 13:15 - doth not;  John 9:14 - GeneralActs 8:13 - and wondered;  Philippians 3:5 - Circumcised

Verse 22

Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
circumcision
Genesis 17:10-14; Leviticus 12:3; Romans 4:9-11; Galatians 3:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 17:12 - he that is eight days old;  Genesis 21:4 - GeneralMatthew 12:5 - on;  John 5:18 - broken;  Acts 7:8 - the covenant;  Acts 15:1 - after;  Hebrews 1:1 - the fathers

Verse 23

If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
that the law of Moses should not be broken
or, without breaking the law of Moses.
Matthew 12:5
I have made
Rather, "I have healed a whole man" [holos anthropos
5:8,9,14-16
Reciprocal: Genesis 17:12 - he that is eight days old;  Genesis 21:4 - GeneralLeviticus 12:3 - GeneralMatthew 14:36 - perfectly;  Mark 2:27 - GeneralLuke 14:3 - Is;  John 5:18 - broken;  Acts 3:16 - perfect;  Acts 4:9 - the good

Verse 24

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
8:15; Deuteronomy 1:16,17; 16:18,19; Psalms 58:1,2; 82:2; 94:20,21; Proverbs 17:15; Proverbs 24:23; Isaiah 5:23; 11:3,4; James 2:1,4,9
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 13:14 - General1 Samuel 16:7 - looketh;  Job 34:4 - know;  Proverbs 31:9 - GeneralActs 4:19 - judge;  Acts 28:4 - No doubt;  1 Corinthians 4:3 - it is;  1 Corinthians 11:13 - General2 Corinthians 10:7 - ye look

Verse 25

Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
of Jerusalem
10,11
Is not
Reciprocal: Psalm 22:22 - I will;  Mark 12:12 - feared;  Luke 2:11 - which;  Luke 22:53 - I was;  John 5:16 - and sought;  John 7:12 - some;  John 7:19 - Why;  John 8:37 - but

Verse 26

But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
he speaketh
Psalms 40:9,10; 71:15,16; Proverbs 28:1; Isaiah 42:4; 50:7,8; Matthew 22:16; Acts 4:13; Ephesians 6:19,20; Philippians 1:14; 2 Timothy 1:7,8
Do
48; 9:22; 11:47-53; 12:42; Luke 7:30
Reciprocal: Psalm 22:22 - I will;  Isaiah 45:19 - spoken;  Luke 22:53 - I was;  John 7:46 - Never;  John 18:20 - I spake;  Acts 3:17 - through

Verse 27

Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
we know
15; 6:42; Matthew 13:54-57; Mark 6:3; Luke 4:22
no man
41,42; Isaiah 11:1; 53:8; Jeremiah 23:5; 30:21; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5,6; Acts 8:33
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 7:8 - kept;  John 8:14 - but;  John 9:29 - we know not;  Acts 3:17 - through

Verse 28

Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
Ye both
1:46; 8:14; Matthew 2:23; Luke 2:4,11,39,51
and I
3:2; 5:43; 8:16,42; 10:36; 12:49; 14:10,31
is true
3:33; 5:32; 8:26; Romans 3:4; 2 Corinthians 1:18; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; 1 John 5:10
whom
8:19,54,55; 16:3; 17:3,25; 1 Samuel 2:12; Psalms 9:10; Proverbs 2:3-5; Jeremiah 9:6; Jeremiah 31:34; Hosea 4:1; 5:4; 6:3-6; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; Acts 17:23; Romans 1:28; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 John 2:3,4
Reciprocal: Isaiah 45:19 - spoken;  Mark 14:49 - was;  John 7:37 - and cried;  John 11:42 - that thou;  John 12:44 - cried;  John 14:24 - and;  John 18:20 - I spake;  Revelation 7:13 - whence

Verse 29

But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
I
1:18; 8:55; 10:15; 17:25,26
for
3:16,17; 13:3; 16:27,28; 17:18; 1 John 1:2; 4:9,14
Reciprocal: John 6:46 - he hath;  John 8:14 - for;  John 8:42 - neither;  John 11:42 - that thou;  John 14:10 - words;  John 17:3 - and Jesus

Verse 30

Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.
they
19,32; 8:37,59; 10:31,39; 11:57; Mark 11:18; Luke 19:47,48; 20:19
but
6,8,44-46; 8:20; 9:4; 11:9,10; Psalms 76:10; Isaiah 46:10; Luke 13:32,33; Luke 22:53
Reciprocal: Psalm 31:15 - My times;  Ecclesiastes 3:2 - and a time;  Matthew 26:18 - My time;  Mark 12:12 - feared;  Mark 14:41 - the hour;  John 2:4 - mine;  John 13:1 - knew;  John 17:1 - the hour;  John 19:11 - Thou

Verse 31

And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
believed
2:23,24; 4:39; 6:14,15; 8:30-32; 12:42; Matthew 12:23; Luke 8:13; Acts 8:13; James 2:26
When
3:2; 6:2; 9:16; 10:41,42; Matthew 11:3-6
Reciprocal: Mark 2:12 - We never;  John 7:41 - This is;  John 10:25 - the works;  John 15:24 - If;  Acts 2:22 - a man

Verse 32

The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.
Pharisees heard
47-53; 11:47,48; 12:19; Matthew 12:23,24; 23:13
sent
45,46; 18:3; Luke 22:52,53; Acts 5:26
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 19:20 - sent messengers;  Jeremiah 36:26 - to take;  Matthew 2:4 - the chief;  Mark 10:2 - the Pharisees;  John 7:12 - murmuring;  John 7:30 - they;  John 15:20 - word

Verse 33

Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
Yet
12:35,36; 13:1,3,33; 16:5,16-22; 17:11,13; Mark 16:19
Reciprocal: Isaiah 55:6 - Seek;  Mark 2:20 - be taken;  Luke 17:22 - when;  John 14:19 - a little;  John 16:19 - A little

Verse 34

Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
8:21-24; 13:33-36; 14:3,6; 17:24; Proverbs 1:24-31; Hosea 5:6; Matthew 23:39; Luke 13:24,25,34,35; 17:22,23
Reciprocal: Psalm 32:6 - pray;  Isaiah 55:6 - Seek;  Mark 2:20 - be taken;  John 7:36 - Ye shall

Verse 35

Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
the dispersed
Isaiah 11:12; 27:12,13; Zephaniah 3:10; Acts 21:21; James 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1
Gentiles
or, Greeks. teach.
Psalms 67:1,2; 98:2,3; Isaiah 11:10; 49:6; Matthew 12:21; Luke 2:32; Acts 11:18; Acts 13:46-48; 22:21; Ephesians 3:8; Colossians 1:27; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11
Reciprocal: Esther 3:8 - scattered abroad;  Hosea 9:17 - and;  Matthew 10:5 - Go;  John 12:20 - Greeks;  Acts 11:19 - to none;  Acts 14:1 - Greeks;  Acts 17:20 - strange

Verse 36

What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
manner
3:4,9; 6:41,52,60; 12:34; 16:17,18
Ye shall
34; 1 Corinthians 2:14
Reciprocal: Proverbs 1:23 - behold;  Mark 14:22 - this;  John 10:6 - they understood not;  Acts 17:20 - strange

Verse 37

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
the last
Leviticus 23:36,39; Numbers 29:35; 1 Kings 8:65,66
and cried
28; 1:23; Proverbs 1:20; 8:1,3; 9:3; Isaiah 40:2,6; 55:1; 58:1; Jeremiah 2:2; Micah 6:9; Matthew 3:3
If
4:10; 6:35; Psalms 36:8,9; 42:2; 63:1; 143:6; Isaiah 12:3; 41:17,18; 44:3; Isaiah 55:1; Amos 8:11-13; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,17
let
5:40; 6:37; 14:6; Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 16:19; Matthew 11:28
drink
6:55; Song of Solomon 5:1; Zechariah 9:15; 1 Corinthians 10:4,21; 11:25; 12:13; Ephesians 5:18
Reciprocal: Exodus 17:6 - that the people;  Exodus 23:16 - ingathering;  Numbers 21:16 - Gather;  2 Samuel 23:15 - longed;  1 Kings 8:2 - at the feast;  Ezra 3:4 - the feast;  Nehemiah 8:18 - according;  Nehemiah 9:20 - gavest;  Psalm 78:15 - GeneralPsalm 81:10 - open;  Psalm 87:7 - all my;  Proverbs 1:23 - behold;  Proverbs 25:25 - cold;  Isaiah 32:2 - rivers;  Isaiah 35:6 - for;  Isaiah 43:20 - to give;  Isaiah 45:19 - spoken;  Isaiah 45:24 - even;  Jeremiah 2:13 - the fountain;  Jeremiah 17:13 - forsaken;  Ezekiel 45:25 - In the seventh;  Ezekiel 47:1 - waters issued;  Haggai 2:7 - I will fill;  Zechariah 14:16 - and to;  Matthew 5:6 - for;  Mark 14:49 - was;  Mark 16:16 - that believeth and;  Luke 6:21 - for ye shall be;  Luke 11:13 - give the;  Luke 14:17 - Come;  Luke 16:24 - in water;  John 3:34 - for God;  John 5:26 - so hath;  John 7:14 - the midst;  John 14:13 - will;  Acts 10:12 - GeneralActs 16:31 - Believe;  Titus 3:6 - he shed;  Revelation 3:1 - he that;  Revelation 7:17 - shall lead

Verse 38

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
He that
Deuteronomy 18:15
out
4:14; Job 32:18,19; Proverbs 10:11; 18:4; Isaiah 12:3; 44:3; 58:11; 59:21; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Zechariah 14:8; Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 5:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:19 - springing water;  Exodus 17:6 - that the people;  Numbers 19:17 - running water shall be put thereto;  Numbers 29:35 - eighth day;  Psalm 78:15 - GeneralProverbs 22:18 - within thee;  Song of Solomon 4:15 - a well;  Isaiah 30:25 - upon every high;  Isaiah 35:7 - the parched;  Isaiah 55:1 - every;  Jeremiah 17:13 - forsaken;  Ezekiel 3:3 - and fill;  Mark 16:16 - that believeth and;  Luke 3:16 - he shall;  Luke 6:21 - for ye shall be;  Luke 6:45 - good man;  John 5:26 - so hath;  John 5:40 - that;  John 6:35 - never hunger;  John 6:51 - living;  Acts 2:33 - having;  Acts 16:31 - Believe;  Acts 26:18 - faith;  Romans 4:11 - father;  Romans 8:2 - Spirit;  Romans 8:11 - dwelleth;  2 Corinthians 13:14 - the communion;  Galatians 3:8 - the scripture;  1 Peter 2:6 - it;  1 John 5:6 - by water and;  Revelation 7:17 - shall lead;  Revelation 21:6 - I will;  Revelation 22:1 - A pure

Verse 39

(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
this spake
14:16,17,26; Proverbs 1:23; Isaiah 12:3; 32:15; 44:3; Joel 2:28; Luke 3:16; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:4,17,38; 4:31; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14; 4:30
for
16:7; Psalms 68:18; Isaiah 32:15; Acts 2:17,33; 2 Corinthians 3:8
glorified
12:16; 13:31,32; 14:13; 17:5; Acts 3:13
Of
12; 1:21,25; 6:14; Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Matthew 16:14; 21:11; Luke 7:16; Acts 3:22,23
Reciprocal: Numbers 11:17 - I will take;  Proverbs 18:4 - words;  Isaiah 59:21 - My spirit;  Matthew 11:11 - greater;  Matthew 12:32 - but;  John 4:14 - shall be;  John 8:54 - it is;  John 14:12 - because;  John 17:1 - glorify;  Acts 5:32 - whom;  Acts 19:2 - We have;  Acts 26:18 - faith;  Romans 4:11 - father;  Romans 8:2 - Spirit;  Romans 8:11 - dwelleth;  Galatians 3:14 - might;  Galatians 4:6 - God;  1 John 5:6 - by water and;  Revelation 22:1 - A pure

Verse 41

Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
This is
31; 1:41,49; 4:25,29,42; 6:69; Matthew 16:14-16
Shall
52; 1:46
Reciprocal: Matthew 2:22 - into;  Matthew 11:3 - Art;  Matthew 11:6 - whosoever;  Matthew 13:55 - the carpenter's;  Matthew 15:22 - son;  Matthew 21:46 - because;  Matthew 22:42 - The Son;  Matthew 26:69 - Jesus;  Mark 3:7 - Galilee;  Mark 10:47 - Jesus;  Luke 1:26 - a city;  Luke 2:11 - which;  Luke 7:16 - a great;  Luke 7:39 - This man;  Luke 9:20 - The;  Luke 12:52 - GeneralLuke 23:5 - beginning;  John 7:27 - no man;  John 9:29 - we know not

Verse 42

Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
not
27; Psalms 132:11; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5; Luke 2:4,11
where
1 Samuel 16:1,4,11-13,18; 17:58
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:6 - Bethlehem;  1 Chronicles 2:51 - Bethlehem;  Matthew 1:1 - the son of David;  Matthew 2:1 - Bethlehem;  Matthew 2:6 - thou;  Matthew 2:22 - into;  Matthew 9:27 - Thou;  Matthew 11:3 - Art;  Matthew 11:6 - whosoever;  Matthew 13:55 - the carpenter's;  Matthew 15:22 - son;  Matthew 21:15 - Hosanna;  Matthew 22:42 - The Son;  Mark 12:35 - How;  Luke 20:41 - Christ;  John 1:46 - Can;  John 9:29 - we know not;  Acts 13:23 - this;  Romans 1:3 - which;  Galatians 3:8 - the scripture;  James 4:5 - the scripture

Verse 43

So there was a division among the people because of him.
12; 9:16; 10:19; Matthew 10:35; Luke 12:51; Acts 14:4; 23:7-10
Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 1:10 - divisions

Verse 44

And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
no man
30; 8:20; 18:5,6; Acts 18:10; 23:11; 27:23-25
Reciprocal: Mark 12:12 - feared;  Luke 19:47 - the chief priests;  John 10:39 - General

Verse 45

Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
the officers
32; Acts 5:21-27
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 19:20 - sent messengers;  Psalm 55:9 - divide;  Matthew 3:7 - the Pharisees;  Luke 22:53 - I was;  Acts 26:12 - with

Verse 46

The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
Never
26; Matthew 7:29; Luke 4:22
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 19:20 - when they;  Psalm 45:2 - grace;  Proverbs 8:8 - there;  Proverbs 16:21 - the sweetness;  Song of Solomon 8:1 - I would;  Isaiah 50:4 - God;  Matthew 7:28 - the people;  Matthew 22:33 - they;  Matthew 23:13 - for ye shut;  Mark 1:22 - they were;  Mark 11:18 - astonished;  Mark 12:37 - And the;  Luke 2:47 - GeneralLuke 19:48 - were very attentive to hear him;  John 4:41 - because;  John 7:15 - marvelled;  John 7:32 - sent;  John 8:7 - and said;  John 10:20 - why;  Acts 6:10 - able;  Acts 13:12 - being;  Romans 2:19 - art confident

Verse 47

Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
Are
12; 9:27-34; 2 Kings 18:29,32; 2 Chronicles 32:15; Matthew 27:63; 2 Corinthians 6:8
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:25 - that he came;  Psalm 22:6 - a reproach;  Proverbs 16:25 - GeneralEcclesiastes 9:16 - the poor;  Isaiah 42:19 - Who is blind;  Jeremiah 18:18 - for the;  Zechariah 12:7 - save;  Luke 7:39 - This man;  Luke 11:52 - for;  Luke 14:21 - Go;  Luke 18:9 - and despised;  John 1:24 - were of;  John 3:1 - GeneralJohn 7:32 - Pharisees heard;  John 9:28 - they;  John 9:40 - Are;  1 Corinthians 1:26 - that;  1 Peter 4:14 - reproached

Verse 48

Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
26,50; 12:42; Jeremiah 5:4,5; Matthew 11:25; Acts 6:7; 1 Corinthians 1:20,22-28; 2:8
Reciprocal: Job 32:9 - Great;  Proverbs 11:12 - that;  Mark 8:11 - Pharisees;  Mark 10:2 - the Pharisees;  Luke 6:20 - Blessed;  Luke 11:35 - GeneralLuke 11:45 - thou;  John 9:34 - and dost;  John 11:49 - Ye;  Acts 17:34 - the Areopagite;  James 2:5 - Hath not

Verse 49

But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
9:34,40; Isaiah 5:21; 28:14; 29:14-19; 65:5; 1 Corinthians 1:20,21; 3:18-20; James 3:13-18
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 5:4 - GeneralMatthew 11:25 - because;  Luke 6:20 - Blessed;  Luke 11:35 - GeneralJohn 11:49 - Ye;  Acts 4:13 - were

Verse 50

Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
he that
3:1,2; 19:39
to Jesus
Gr. to him.
Reciprocal: Exodus 23:2 - follow;  Psalm 94:16 - stand up;  John 7:48 - GeneralActs 5:34 - stood

Verse 51

Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
Deuteronomy 1:17; 17:8-11; 19:15-19; Proverbs 18:13
Reciprocal: Exodus 23:2 - follow;  Deuteronomy 17:4 - inquired;  1 Samuel 20:32 - Wherefore;  Ezra 10:16 - to examine the matter;  Psalm 94:16 - stand up;  Proverbs 31:8 - Open;  Zechariah 7:9 - Execute true judgment;  John 3:2 - came;  Acts 23:3 - smitten;  Acts 25:16 - and have;  Acts 25:27 - GeneralActs 26:1 - Thou

Verse 52

They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
Art
9:34; Genesis 19:9; Exodus 2:14; 1 Kings 22:24; Proverbs 9:7,8
Search
41; 1:46; Isaiah 9:1,2; Matthew 4:15,16
Reciprocal: Matthew 2:22 - into;  Matthew 12:32 - whosoever;  Matthew 26:69 - Jesus;  Mark 3:7 - Galilee;  Mark 10:47 - Jesus;  Luke 23:5 - beginning;  Luke 24:19 - Concerning;  John 5:39 - Search;  John 7:12 - deceiveth;  Acts 2:7 - are;  Acts 3:17 - through;  1 Peter 1:10 - and

Verse 53

And every man went unto his own house.
Job 5:12,13; Psalms 33:10; 76:5,10 Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 10:16 - So all Israel;  John 20:10 - went;  Acts 21:6 - they

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/john-7.html.