John 7:34

Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye shall seeke me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither yee cannot come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You will be looking for me, and you will not see me: and where I am you may not come.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall seek me and shall not find [me], and where I am ye cannot come.
- Darby Bible

Ye will seek me, and will not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
- Webster's Bible

You will look for me and will not find me, and where I am you cannot come."
- Weymouth Bible

You will seek me, and won't find me; and where I am, you can't come."
- World English Bible

Ye schulen seke me, and ye schulen not fynde; and where Y am, ye may not come.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye will seek me, and ye shall not find; and where I am, ye are not able to come.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 7:34


7:34 Ye shall seek me - Whom ye now despise. These words are, as it were, the text which is commented upon in this and the following chapter. Where I am - Christ's so frequently saying while on earth, where I am, when he spake of his being in heaven, intimates his perpetual presence there in his Divine nature: though his going thither was a future thing, with regard to his human nature.


People's Bible Notes for John 7:34


Joh 7:34 Where I am, [thither] ye cannot come. Not while on earth, neither after life is over, if they die in their sins (Joh 8:21). The Jews did not comprehend his words, plain as they are to us.

Discussion for John 7

  • Ray321
    3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
  • Insight777
    V24 proves physical cutting means nothing. Jesus does not cut flesh and does not teach it.
    Paul however continues to circumcise to establish the adherence to Jewish law as the example of the Jewish woman that had a son with a Greek man. Paul does not follow the example of behavior that Jesus established. Paul is a Jew first, Christian second. Acts 16:3
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. Yes, Lord, I thirst of you daily. Give me to drink from the spring of living waters.
  • A disciple
    "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him." The hostile and hateful who oppose and contradict Jesus and any and all who love Jesus; would love it to be fighting and quarreling with us all the time, and wasting our time! But we have to know when its time to let men have their own ways, and leave them alone.
  • Sparrow1950
    Probably, if they were practicing Jews and did it 8 days after birth according to laws.
  • Lu2677
    Thanks for posting Luke 2:21. I repent of saying,"scripture does not tell us if Mary and Joseph circumcised their children. It is important to repent when scripture corrects us when we err. Or God will reprove us and call us a liar. He doesn't take is lightly when we speak untruth. I don't want him to call me a liar, do you want him to call you a liar? A question for all to consider.

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