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

  • 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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