John 7:38

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that beleeueth on me, as the Scripture hath saide, out of his belly shall flow riuers of liuing water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has faith in me, out of his body, as the Writings have said, will come rivers of living water.
- Basic English Bible

He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
- Darby Bible

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
- Webster's Bible

He who believes in me, from within him--as the Scripture has said--rivers of living water shall flow."
- Weymouth Bible

He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water."
- World English Bible

He that bileueth in me, as the scripture seith, Floodis of quyk watir schulen flowe fro his wombe.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:38


7:38 He that believeth - This answers to let him come to me. And whosoever doth come to him by faith, his inmost soul shall be filled with living water, with abundance of peace, joy, and love, which shall likewise flow from him to others. As the Scripture hath said - Not expressly in any one particular place. But here is a general reference to all those scriptures which speak of the effusion of the Spirit by the Messiah, under the similitude of pouring out water. #Zec 14:8|.


People's Bible Notes for John 7:38


Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me. Notice that "believing" corresponds to "coming" in Joh 7:37, showing that faith is the means that brings us to Christ. As the scripture hath said. The reference is not to any single passage, but to the spirit of the Scripture, notably such passages as Isa 55:1 58:11 Ps 36:8-9. Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Christ is the living water; he who believes upon Christ formed within him, and hence must become a fountain to dispense the living water whatever he goes.

Discussion for John 7

  • Andy
    to Martha: Glorified body means after He died and rose from the Dead. When He came back it was His Glorified Body same body with no fleshly nature. Jesus on earth was fully God and fully man He had a fleshly nature here on earth but yet He was without sin. Another miracle i know that in my case outside of the Holy Spirit i sin all the time. Thank you Jesus for what you have done for me
  • Sandra Wilson
    I believed that Jesus is the son God and that he was sent by the Father to save and be the example for all mankind which was written by the Prophets in the old testament
  • Truth Seeker
    This is just another example of why it matters, because Jesus said believe on him as the scriptures have said! And if people were really Christians they would stop rejecting truth! and stop teaching a lie, the people are waking up and your 400 years of lying about Jesus is being revealed!
  • Tracy
    I'm amazed how the Jews knew there never was a man that spoke like Jesus. That reminded me when the children of Isreal was in the wilderness and God spoke to them. They told Moses to speak with God then tell them what He said. They were afraid just as they were when Jesus spoke. The same thing is happening. I want the Holy Spirit to speak to me. I know the spirit of God will tell me no wrong.
  • i would like to know the date this year that this verse refers to... what is the date of the last day of the great feast this year? i was filled with living water according to this scripture at around this time in 1982, and i would like to celebrate with my Lord in a special way this year. sincerely, arlene
  • if you believe in jesus you be a soul winner ,because well become christ like.

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