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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 7:38 HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER JEREMIAH 2:13 FOR MY PEOPLE HAVE COMMITTED TWO EVILS THEY HAVE FORSAKEN ME THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS AND HEWED THEM OUT CISTERNS BROKEN CISTERNS THAT CAN HOLD NO WATER
  • Robert Van Der Walle
    Lets All Have A Love For The Truth In God"s Holy Word
  • Irene123
    V. 39 - " ... the Holy Ghost was not yet given BECAUSE ... "; Jesus spirit, poured out on the 120 plus (Acts 2:4) is what IMMEDIATELY open ALL their eyes to see Acts 2:38 - baptism in the NAME ..." (not titles of father, son, and holy ghost). Jesus VERY words were " ... in the NAME of ...". Repentance, baptism, receiving the H.G. - were the keys Jesus gave Peter; VERBAL (spoken) not metal keys.
  • Zeingoff
    The paradox is that Jesus endured the trial of spiritual practice, ie praying all night, fasting 40 days, learning scripture from the phd's of his day, hung out with his cousin, John. We are born empty of knowledge. Obviously, the Jew had a zeal for religion and a 500 year tradition of the law and the prophets. I myself have studied these texts and confess their potency for in them God speaks
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 7:38 HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID OUT OF HIS BELLY SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER 7:39 BUT THIS SPAKE HE OF THE SPIRIT WHICH THEY THAT BELIEVE ON HIM SHOULD RECEIVE FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS NOT YET GIVEN BECAUSE THAT JESUS WAS NOT YET GLORIFIED JOHN 3:24 FOR HE WHOM --- GOD HATH SENT --- SPEAKETH THE WORDS OF GOD FOR GOD GIVETH NOT THE SPIRIT BY MEASURE UNTO HIM
  • Irene123
    Jn. 7:16; Matt. 10:19 - Jesus was our example. We are to be filled with His spirit, Acts2:38, just as Jesus, except Jesus was God; God lived in the body of Jesus. That's the only way God could shed PERFECT blood for mankind, not blood of animals. God had to provide Himself a sinless body. 'Jesus was in the MIND of God before the incarnation; God knew He was going to do this before creation.

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