The Chief Priests and Pharisees Attempt
Interwoven Gospels

Now of the multitude, many believed in Him, and said, "When the Christ shall come, will He do more signs than those which this man hath done?" The Pharisees heard of the multitude rumoring these things concerning Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest Him. Jesus therefore said, "Yet a little while am I with you, and I go to Him Who sent Me. Ye shall seek Me and shall not find Me; and where I am, ye cannot come."

The religious leaders therefore said among themselves, "Where is This Man about to go, that we shall not find Him? Is He about to go to the dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? What is this word that He said, 'Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me; and where I am, ye cannot come'?

Now in the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried aloud, saying, "If any one thirst, let him come to Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water." Now this He spake concerning the Spirit, Whom those believing on Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet come because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Some of the multitude, therefore, having heard these words, said, "This is truly the Prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But others said, "Surely the Christ cometh not out of Galilee: hath not the Scripture said, that out of the offspring of David, and from the village of Bethlehem, where David was, the Christ cometh?' A division therefore arose in the multitude because of Him. Then some of them desired to arrest Him, but no one laid hands upon Him.

The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, "Why did ye not bring Him?" The officers answered, "Never man so spake (as this Man speaks)." Then the Pharisees answered them, "Have ye also been deceived? Hath any one of the rulers believed on Him, or of the Pharisees? But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed." Nicodemus saith to them (he that came to Him before, being one of them), "Doth our law judge any man, until it first hear from himself and know what he doeth?" They answered and said to him, "Art thou also of Galilee? Search and see that out of Galilee no prophet ariseth." (And each went to his house. But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.)

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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