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John 7:38 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that believeth on me—just as said the Scripture,—River, from within him, shall flow, of living water.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— he who is believing in me, according as the Writing said, Rivers out of his belly shall flow of living water;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith: Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that beleeueth on me, as the Scripture hath saide, out of his belly shall flow riuers of liuing water.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for whosoever believeth in me, as have said the scriptures, rivers of living waters shall flow from his belly.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Whoever believeth in me, as the scriptures have said, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that believeth 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
on 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
me, 1691
{1691} Prime
ἐμέ
eme
{em-eh'}
A prolonged form of G3165; me.
as 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
scripture 1124
{1124} Prime
γραφή
graphe
{graf-ay'}
From G1125; a document, that is, holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it).
hath said, 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
out of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
belly 2836
{2836} Prime
κοιλία
koilia
{koy-lee'-ah}
From κοῖλος [[koilos]] ('hollow'); a cavity, that is, (specifically) the abdomen; by implication the matrix; figuratively the heart.
shall flow 4482
{4482} Prime
ῥέω
rheo
{hreh'-o}
A primary verb; for some tenses of which a prolonged form (ῥεύω [[rheuo]], {hryoo'-o}) is used; to flow ('run', as water).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
rivers 4215
{4215} Prime
ποταμός
potamos
{pot-am-os'}
Probably from a derivative of the alternate of G4095 (compare G4224); a current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), that is, running water.
of living 2198
{2198} Prime
ζάω
zao
{dzah'-o}
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
water. 5204
{5204} Prime
ὕδωρ
hudor
{hoo'-dore}
From the base of G5205; water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 7:37-39.


John 7:38

_ _ as the scripture hath said — These words belong to what follows, “Out of his belly, as the scripture hath said, shall flow,” etc. referring not to any particular passage, but to such as Isaiah 58:11; Joel 3:18; Zechariah 14:8; Ezekiel 47:1-12; in most of which the idea is that of waters issuing from beneath the temple, to which our Lord compares Himself and those who believe in Him.

_ _ out of his belly — that is, his inner man, his soul, as in Proverbs 20:27.

_ _ rivers of living water — (See on John 4:13). It refers primarily to the copiousness, but indirectly also to the diffusiveness, of this living water to the good of others.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 7:37-44.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 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. Zechariah 14:8.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

John 7:38

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

(k) The scripture being referred to is not found anywhere word for word, but rather Christ seems to be referring to many different places where mention is made of the gifts of the Holy Spirit; see (Joel 2:28-29; Isaiah 44:3) and especially (Isaiah 55:1-13).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
He that:

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

out:

John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Job 32:18-19 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. ... Behold, my belly [is] as wine [which] hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.
Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Ezekiel 47:1-12 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house [stood toward] the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south [side] of the altar. ... And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
Zechariah 14:8 And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ... Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
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Dt 18:15. Jb 32:18. Pv 10:11; 18:4. Is 12:3; 44:3; 58:11; 59:21. Ezk 47:1. Zc 14:8. Jn 4:14. Ga 5:22. Ep 5:9.

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