ON THE LAST DAY and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and exclaimed, “If anyone is thirsty, let them come to Me and drink. Those who believe in Me, as the Scripture says, from within them will flow rivers of living water.” Now Jesus said this about the Holy Spirit, which believers in Him were to receive. For as yet the Holy Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
When they heard these words, some in the crowd said, “This is truly the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some asked, “Will the Christ come from Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?” So there was a division in the crowd because of Jesus. Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
Then the Temple guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why did you not arrest Him?” The guards answered, “Never has anyone spoken like this man.” Then the Pharisees replied, “Are you also deceived? Has any one of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd, which does not know the Law, is accursed.”
Nicodemus, who came to Jesus by night, and who was one of the Pharisees, asked them, “Does our Law judge people before hearing them to find out what they are doing?” They replied, “Are you also from Galilee? Search the Scripture and you will see that no prophet is to arise from Galilee.”
And again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Those who follow Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
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