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The People Wonder If Jesus Is the Christ
25Then some of the people that lived in Jerusalem said, "This is the man they are
trying to kill. 26But he is teaching where everyone can see and hear him. And no
person is trying to stop him from teaching. Maybe the leaders have decided that
he really is the Christ.* 27But we know where this man's home is. And when the
real Christ comes, no person will know where he comes from." 28Jesus was still teaching
in the temple* area. Jesus said, "Yes, you know me and you know where I am from.
But I have not come by my own authority. I was sent by the One (God) who is true.
You don't know him. 29But I know him and I am from him. He sent me." 30When Jesus
said this, the people tried to get him. But no person was able to touch Jesus. It
was not yet the right time [for Jesus to be killed]. 31But many of the people believed
in Jesus. The people said, "We are waiting for the Christ* to come. When the Christ
comes, will he do more miracles* than this man (Jesus) has done? No! [So this man
must be the Christ]."
The Jews Try to Arrest Jesus
32The Pharisees* heard these things the people were saying about Jesus. So the leading
priests and the Pharisees sent some temple police to arrest Jesus. 33Then Jesus
said, "I will be with you people a little while longer. Then I will go back to the
One (God) who sent me. 34You will look for me, but you will not find me. And you
cannot come where I am." 35The Jews said to each other, "Where will this man go
that we cannot find him? Will he go to the Greek cities where our people live?
Will he teach the Greek people there? 36This man (Jesus) says, 'You will look for
me but you will not find me.' He also says, 'You cannot come where I am.' What does
Jesus Talks About the Holy Spirit
37The last day of the festival came. It was the most important day. On that day
Jesus stood and said with a loud voice, "If a person is thirsty, let him come to
me and drink. 38If a person believes in me, rivers of living water will flow out
from his heart. That is what the Scripture* says." 39Jesus was talking about the
[Holy] Spirit.* The Spirit had not yet been given to people, because Jesus had
not yet [died and] been raised to glory. But later, those people that believed in
Jesus would receive the Spirit.
Footnotes: Christ The "anointed one" (Messiah) or chosen one of God. temple The
special building in Jerusalem for Jewish worship. miracle(s) Miracles are amazing
works done by God's power. Pharisees The Pharisees were a Jewish religious group
that claimed to follow carefully all Jewish laws and customs. Scriptures Holy Writings--Old
Testament. Holy Spirit Also called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and
the Comforter. Joined with God and Christ, he does God's work among people in the
"Taken from the HOLY BIBLE: EASY-TO-READ VERSION © 2001 by World Bible Translation
Center, Inc. and used by permission."
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